Quantcast
Latest Stories

The Cake Club goes beyond the cakes

It has the baked salmon, slow-roasted beef belly and roast chicken

By

Caramelized Onion and Goat Cheese Salad. ARNOLD ALMACEN

Caramelized Onion and Goat Cheese Salad. ARNOLD ALMACEN

LAMB Burger, spiced lamb patty, feta and parmesan cheeses, yogurt

LAMB Burger, spiced lamb patty, feta and parmesan cheeses, yogurt

The Cake Club is not all about cakes. It has not only good cakes and desserts but also a proper meal.

The new branch at Bonifacio High Street Central serves real food.

The Cake Club started out as Diamond Hotel’s pastry shop. A kiosk was later opened at Power Plant Mall at Rockwell   for those craving for the bakery’s popular cheese ensaymada and mini cakes. Now in the Taguig branch,  The Cake Club has become a full-service restaurant.

DIAMOND Hotel president Cecilia Ang and GMVanessa Suatengco. ARNOLD ALMACEN

DIAMOND Hotel president Cecilia Ang andGMVanessa Suatengco. ARNOLD ALMACEN

Diamond Hotel executive chef Nickolai Stoyanov describes the menu as “international.” It is lean and edited, and includes well-thought-out starters and mains, desserts and ice cream. Drinks include Malongo coffee, Hediard Tea, beer and wine.

Diamond Hotel president Cecilia Ang said The Cake Club—the restaurant—was established to make more people aware of the cuisine at Diamond Hotel. According to Diamond Hotel GM Vanessa Suatengco, some entreés are bestsellers from Corniche, Diamond’s in-house restaurant.

Slow-roasted beef belly

THE DIAMOND Hotel’s pastry shop is now a full-service restaurant.

THE DIAMOND Hotel’s pastry shop is now a full-service restaurant.

We recently had lunch at The Cake Club and had for starters the Roasted Red Beet Soup with goat cheese, green apples and toasted walnuts, and Hobart’s Spicy Tomato Soup with tomato jam and fresh basil.

Red beet may be acquired taste to some; try this soup if you want something new. The  tomato soup is a safer but spicier choice.

There are two salad choices. One is the GM Salad (GM is for general manager) served on a crunchy parmesan basket. It has pan-roasted mushrooms, baby greens and shallot vinaigrette. The other is Caramelized Onion and Goat Cheese Tart Salad with white-wine vinaigrette dressing.

ROAST Chicken with haricot verts, mushrooms and potatoes

ROAST Chicken with haricot verts, mushrooms and potatoes

For first-time diners, chef Stoyanov recommends the Slow-Roasted Beef Belly—tender beef slices with honey-roasted baby carrots, brown rice and a dollop of horseradish cream.

DIAMOND Hotel executive chef Nickolai Stoyanov. ARNOLD ALMACEN

DIAMOND Hotel executive chef Nickolai Stoyanov. ARNOLD ALMACEN

Kids would like the slightly sweet Roast Chicken, half-chicken with a siding of haricot verts, mushrooms and potatoes.

Non-meat items

Non-meat eaters may try the Baked Salmon, juicy salmon slab with crisp skin, served on a bed of spinach and fragrant saffron risotto. Other veggie choices are the Red Beet Burger with goat cheese, walnuts and arugula on halved ciabatta roll, and the Porcini Mushroom Crepe in light cream sauce.

The Cake Club also offers specialty sandwiches and burgers such as the Grilled Reuben, homemade corned-beef sandwich with sauerkraut, emmental cheese and thousand-island dressing; US Angus Beef Burger; and Lamb Burger with cheese and yogurt.

DESSERTS lined up in a glass display tease diners by the entrance.

DESSERTS lined up in a glass display tease diners by the entrance.

These burgers (which are quite big, and may be for sharing) may be paired with the Sato-San’s Mentaiko Spaghetti, a spicy cod roe and dried seaweed pasta in cream sauce.

Super moist chocolate cake

ISPAHAN, tart macaron sandwich filled with raspberries, lychee and rose essence

ISPAHAN, tart macaron sandwich filled with raspberries, lychee and rose essence

The strength of The Cake Club is still the dessert selection. The inviting cake display which greets you at the door shows off delicate mini cakes. We love the Ispahan macaron cake with raspberries, lychee and rose essence, and the Super Moist Chocolate Cake that melts into a smooth chocolate crème in the mouth. Both have ice-cream counterparts.

Non-chocolate desserts are Vanessa, pistachio macaron with fresh strawberries, and Mont Blanc, chestnut paste on an almond crust.

Ang came up with desserts with local flavor—the St. Honore Ube, ube ganache in puff pastry, and Cecilia, a glammed-up buko pie.

“We also have Danielle, a sugarless white chocolate raspberry cheesecake,” Ang added.

VANESSA, pistachio macarons and fresh strawberries

VANESSA, pistachio macarons and fresh strawberries

Super Moist Chocolate Cake

Super Moist Chocolate Cake

St. Honore Ube; and Foie Gras Macarons

St. Honore Ube

If you are dining on a weekend, check out the Weekend Treats—Le Reve chocolate parfait, L’Obsession mango-coco parfait and chef Stoyanov’s Foie Gras Macaron.

The Cake Club’s simple and cozy interiors makes it an ideal after-dinner place. With the new menu, it hopes to be known as a restaurant that serves filling food with hotel-like service.

The Cake Club is at Bonifacio High Street Central, Taguig. It is open 11 a.m.-10 p.m., Monday-Thursday and Sunday; 11 a.m.-11 p.m., Friday-Saturday. Call 6213176.


Follow Us


Follow us on Facebook Follow on Twitter Follow on Twitter


Recent Stories:

Complete stories on our Digital Edition newsstand for tablets, netbooks and mobile phones; 14-issue free trial. About to step out? Get breaking alerts on your mobile.phone. Text ON INQ BREAKING to 4467, for Globe, Smart and Sun subscribers in the Philippines.

Tags: Food , Lifestyle , Restaurants , The Cake Club



Copyright © 2014, .
To subscribe to the Philippine Daily Inquirer newspaper in the Philippines, call +63 2 896-6000 for Metro Manila and Metro Cebu or email your subscription request here.
Factual errors? Contact the Philippine Daily Inquirer's day desk. Believe this article violates journalistic ethics? Contact the Inquirer's Reader's Advocate. Or write The Readers' Advocate:
c/o Philippine Daily Inquirer Chino Roces Avenue corner Yague and Mascardo Streets, Makati City, Metro Manila, Philippines Or fax nos. +63 2 8974793 to 94
Advertisement
  1. 12 other things you can do at Pico de Loro Cove
  2. Lover’s quarrel linked to hunger – study
  3. How Vitamin B can be a remedy for ‘manhid’ and neuropathy
  4. Encounter with a ‘Mangkukulam’
  5. ‘Kamias’ for fever, ‘siling labuyo’ for headache–first aid in the kitchen
  6. Summer treat for your aspiring astronomers
  7. ‘Heaven is for Real’: Nonfiction book on life after death reaches screen
  8. 90 percent of Filipino households don’t practice proper toilet hygiene, sanitation
  9. Sarah Geronimo and Matteo Giudicelli sing ‘All of Me’–and we all swoon
  10. Marcos grandson to wed beautiful Rocha scion
  1. Dominique–Gretchen and Tonyboy Cojuangco’s daughter–now an endorser
  2. Why is the lifestyle set now afraid to wear jewelry–before Kim Henares?
  3. Marcos grandson to wed beautiful Rocha scion
  4. France makes work beyond 6 p.m. illegal
  5. Sarah Geronimo and Matteo Giudicelli sing ‘All of Me’–and we all swoon
  6. South Koreans crave Asia’s smelliest fish
  7. Ever heard of HydroBob?
  8. How Vitamin B can be a remedy for ‘manhid’ and neuropathy
  9. 90 percent of Filipino households don’t practice proper toilet hygiene, sanitation
  10. Prince William fuels speculation of second royal baby
  1. Mary Jean Lastimosa is new Miss Universe Philippines
  2. Did Angara ruin Pia Wurtzbach’s chances at Bb. Pilipinas?
  3. Dominique–Gretchen and Tonyboy Cojuangco’s daughter–now an endorser
  4. Manila in shock over model Helena Belmonte’s death
  5. Vinegar test helpful vs cervical cancer
  6. From Jeannie to mom of suicide victim
  7. San Vicente beaches hidden but not for long
  8. Borgy and Georgina are back; others are off–again
  9. Sen. Angara: I thought Pia Wurtzbach gave a good answer
  10. Ex-Givenchy model fights for ‘Yolanda’ survivors

News

  • AFP denies hand in disappearance of Tiamzon’s gardener
  • PH gov’t to verify MILF presence in Basilan clash
  • Padaca ‘eager’ to air side on trial over graft, malversation raps
  • DPWH to favor road rehab over preventive maintenance in next 2 years
  • Uruguay’s leader declares $322,883 in wealth
  • Sports

  • Power Pinoys salvage 7th place in Asian men’s volley club championship
  • Knicks prevent Nets from clinching fifth seed
  • Arsenal beats West Ham 3-1 in Premier League
  • Memorial service marks Hillsborough anniversary
  • My ideal weight is 140, declares Pacquiao
  • Lifestyle

  • Celebrate Easter Sunday at Buddha-Bar Manila
  • Moriones feast: A slow, steady transformation
  • Weaving ‘palaspas’ a tradition kept alive in Tayabas City
  • Finalists announced for best translated books
  • Summer treat for your aspiring astronomers
  • Entertainment

  • Deniece Cornejo posts bail—report
  • Miley Cyrus hospitalized, cancels US concert
  • Otaku Summer Jam 2014: Summer’s hottest J-rock/Cosplay event
  • 2NE1 returns to Manila with “All Or Nothing” Tour
  • Gary Valenciano just keeps moving
  • Business

  • I-Remit teams up with Lakhoo for remittances from Oman
  • Megawide nets P1.4 B in 2013
  • Longer TRO sought on rate hike
  • Make a stylish statement with the all-new Yaris
  • Hearing set in Olarte case
  • Technology

  • Smart phone apps and sites perfect for the Holy Week
  • Tech company: Change passwords or suffer ‘Heartbleed’
  • Filling the digital talent gap
  • SSS to shut down website for Holy Week
  • Another reason to quit social media this Holy Week: your safety
  • Opinion

  • We may never know
  • Couple of things
  • Mommy D’s magic
  • Stop bizarre and bloody Good Friday rituals
  • Holy Week taboos
  • Global Nation

  • 2 PCG men ordered arrested over Balintang Channel shooting
  • US Embassy closed on Holy Thursday, Good Friday
  • Relief worker draws inspiration from helping Yolanda victims
  • Philippines says peace pact should hold despite clashes
  • No travel restrictions to Middle East amid MERS-CoV scare
    Marketplace