25 August, 2013

@ruussso loved #Lusso

Makati CBD traffic kills every ounce of patience in me. On a regular day, you will not find me at this side of Metro Manila unless 1) I have to do something for work or 2) I found something that got me very much interested. Last Saturday, I had an extremely good and valid reason to be in Makati. It all started when I saw food photos in Instagram shared by my friend’s little sister, Myka. I liked the plating and Myka was raving about how awesome the food is.

P, a good friend and a former colleague - A, and I had this spontaneous trip last Saturday. Alvin had a make-up class sort of thing for the 2 work days missed last week because of the recent Maring + Habagat tandem while P & I just got off from regular Saturday work. I was really happy when I read A's SMS that he could make it for late lunch because I have not seen him in ages since he left Moldex. I picked the place, said I wanted to eat at LUSSO ... it was an experience waiting to be discovered.

Quaint, quiet, with the best service ever
Lusso is a small, tastefully decorated restaurant in Greenbelt 5 right beside Balenciaga. I liked that the place is not swarmed by the usual mall crowd. It's elegant, yet it has a relaxing atmosphere. I wanted to go al fresco dining, but could not stand the heat that afternoon. Inside, Lusso is bathed in natural light that came in through the big glass panels. It's perfect for #foodporn #foodgasm photos.


ROW2(L-R): IG @ruussso is at Lusso; Jaboulet on a lovely Saturday afternoon; Mine: Spinach Taglierini; P got the Luxe Mac and Cheese

Definitely Russ-friendly
I might have been slightly biased towards Lusso because I'm @ruussso, but setting my partiality aside, this place is heaven! I love Lusso because their menu is well-thought-out, featuring a lot of things that A, P, and I love to eat. Cheese, Foie Gras, Lamb, Truffles, and a fabulous selection of French wines — oops, my heart just fluttered.

I will definitely come back. There is nothing like heading to a restaurant knowing you'll enjoy a successful marriage of wine and food + you know you're going to get looked after. Everything was good on the palate. Such are the experiences my friends and I had at Lusso, which falls at 5 stars.

PS. Lusso is a nice place to bring a lady. I'd also come here for catch-up dinner with friends.
☮..Peace + ❥_Love + Good Vibes. RUSS.


★ ★ ★ ★ ★

✎  LUSSO

  +632.756.LUXE (5893)
  Ground Floor, Greenbelt5 in Makati, City.


35 comments:

Katrina Sy said...

I have not been to that resto, let's go eat one time? Date?

Pinay Travel Junkie said...

Oh my! A mistake to read this when famished. Haha! Cheese... Lamb... Wine!

K said...

Hey Russ! I'm trying to write again, glad to stumble upon your blog! How are things? Hope to read more of you here! :)

Russ R. said...

Kai! I'm soooo happy that you're back. I hope the rest of the originals go back to blogging, that will be fun right?

Liz Martin said...

really you're not crazy about Makati? I love Makati CBD. Ortigas is a stressful workplace for me.

Anyhow, Lusso. Actually I didn't know what the resto beside Balencianga was called until you blogged about it! Haha! It looks nice there! I like restos with a good natural lighting ambience to it. :)

Amanda T said...

I would love to go there - That food looks amazing.. And I am so craving pasta.

Phillip Dews said...

Hmm just woke up and that food is making me hungry again Russ!
Was quite hard to read it though but got there in the end!
Looks like an amazing place though!
Have a great day!
- PD

bxcrochet said...

That looks like a great place to eat . I love cheese too.

Michelle F.

glitterrain said...

Thanks for the virtual day trip in my imagination. Exactly what I needed.

Saranghae Korea said...

I like what you wrote in the PS. It somehow gave me an idea where to go if I somebody would want to go out with me. Do you think the price is quite reasonable?

Rena McDaniel said...

There are few things better than a good meal, good wine and great friendships! Glad you had an awesome day! Sounds like a wonderful place!

LLoyd FErnandEz said...

very good design for food. Especially for the pizza. I love pizza! That's our favorite with my girlfriend

Karen Rodwill Solomon said...

What is in the Luxe Mac and Cheese? That looks yummy! I love mac and cheese with a flair.

Patranila Jefferson said...

Food looks good but my favorite part may be that it's right next door to Balenciaga!

Payal Bansal said...

wow! the food is so well presented

Lexie Lane said...

I definitely will choose Makati over Manila to hang out anytime. This sounds like a great place. I'll be sure to check it out next time I go!

Alyssa Collazo said...

Mhmmm I love cheese!!! Great post!

Kath Rivera said...

The Mac and Cheese looks yummy! I bet it taste good since the name of the resto sounds like Italian. Authentic Mac and Cheese baby!

Franc said...

I like the character of Makati especially during weekends because its not too congested on weekends. Looks like a good new restaurant is here.

Radhika parcha said...

Yummy i like pasta ..and the way of presentation is good ..i am foodie
Thanks

Kylie wenn said...

Wow! I love the food!~ Could I have some? lol!

Sim @ SimsLife.co.uk said...

The pictures of the food look absolutely divine - not great when I am on a diet! I really do need to make a holiday trip out there to try all these awesome restaurants! Sim x

papaleng said...

Seems a good place to visit. Next time I'll be near the area, i'll see to it look for this Restaurant.

Mazino Oyolo Kigho said...

I dont really know about Makati, but now I have an idea from the post.

Raquel said...

A friend of mine who wishes to visit Philippines plans to go to that place. I’ll recommend it to her and tell you about her reaction after. Cheers!

Sunshine Kelly said...

You make me crave for Mac & Cheese. I like the cozy environment,

Little Lady said...

The weather and the food look amazing! Especially the pasta! I'm a big fan.

Eliz Frank said...

What did you eat there? It does look like a charming place to visit.

Franc said...

I should try Lusso soon. I like variety of food choices in Gbelt Area.

Khushboo Motihar said...

Such wonderful food. I would love to this visit this restaurant. The photos are making my stomach rumble :)

Vanessa said...

Wow, this place offers such a variety of delicious food, and you photos are so mouthwatering! You were lucky to be able to visit it!

May De Jesus-Palacpac said...

I like quaint places and I love that you say it has light coming in through glass panels. That's so pretty to imagine. Will check out this place.

Jessying said...

I'm hungry looking at your photos. Ah... looking so delicious!

Karen said...

Their roast lamb is love.

Karen of MrsLookingGood said...

Looks yummy! I don't remember seeing this during my last visit. Would love to try the cheese platter!