July 16, 2011

Family Dining: Gumbo Restaurant

Our Visit: July 3, 2011

Prior to the second leg of the Azkals vs. Sri Lanka World Cup Pre-Qualifying Game last Sunday, our brood trooped to Robinson's Place Ermita. We had lunch at Gumbo and we chose it primarily because the restaurant's theme is quite similar to our family's favorite, Burgoo Restaurant. (I have feeling that both restaurants are owned by the same company but I just can't confirm that yet.)

Gumbo touts itself to espouse the New Orleans theme, relaxed and laid back. The interiors are in keeping with the colors of the Mardi Gras, a world renowned street parade and party in New Orlean's French Quarter. Green, yellow and purple are the predominant colors of the interior. And in keeping with the New Orleans theme, Cajun and Creole cuisine prevail. 

Our girls were kept busy with crayons and coloring mats
while we waited for our food.

HB ordered a set meal fit for our brood. Valued at PhP 799, the set consisted of appetizers, a choice of a Cajun or Creole dish and a main entree. In deference to our kids' taste buds, he requested to lessen the hot spice in the dishes.

Buffalo Chicken Wings,
served with celery and carrot sticks and Blue Cheese Dip

Seafood Jambalaya.
Topped with clams, mussels, squid, shrimps, and sausage,
it is a one-pot rice meal in itself.

Grilled Pork Chops
with Cajun spiced long grain rice and corn kernels. 

We also had Baked Artichoke Formaggio, an appetizer of baked garlic bread chips with artichoke dip. I'm now kicking myself as I failed to take a picture as we loved the bread chips and the dip so much. 

The service was good and fast. The staff were well trained, had pleasant demeanor and eager to please the patrons. They made sure that we were glad with our order and I especially liked that the waitress assigned to us offered to take our picture.

Our happy brood.

As evidenced by our smiles,  it was a pleasant meal experience for us. We're sure that we will be back to try their other dishes to further broaden the taste palate of our girls. 

Gumbo Restaurant Branches:

Robinson's Place Manila
3/L Midtown Wing
Robinson's Place Ermita, Manila
(02) 567.1820, (02) 567.1925

The Block
2/L The Block Building
SM North Edsa, Quezon City
(02) 442.0106 , (02) 442.0158

Mega Atrium
2/L Mega Atrium Building
SM Mega Mall, Mandaluyong City
(02) 635.3015, (02) 635.9571

Gateway Mall
2/L Gateway Mall
Araneta Center, Cubao, Quezon City
(02) 440.4632

Mall of Asia
2/L Entertainment Mall
SM Mall of Asia, Pasay City
(02) 556.0238, (02) 556.0239


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