This new restaurant in Tagaytay serves history on a plate

Published November 4, 2019, 7:37 AM

by The Manila Bulletin

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Dekada is a new restaurant located inside the Royale Parc Hotel Tagaytay. The place aims to elevate authentic Filipino dining with its interpretations of well-loved local dishes named after heroes and historical events, giving gatherings a festive patriotic mood.Dekada - Royale Parc Hotel Tagaytay (2)

The delicious crawl through the Philippines’ timeline starts with Lumpiang Palabok, a bite-sized palabok wrapped in rice paper with grilled mahi-mahi. This was inspired by Antonio Pigafetta’s first account of the Spaniards’ visit to the Philippines.

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The Ensaladas de Alianza or Salads of Alliance refers to the first alliances between the Filipinos and the Spaniards.

Diners can enjoy a comforting bowl of soup in Melchora, Dekada’s version of chicken binakol named after the grand woman of the revolution, and a hearty bulalo called La Solidaridad.

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The main dishes are a short history lesson on the Sons of the Revolution, which includes Del Pilar (chicken inasal), Aguinaldo (twice-cooked adobo), and Pinoy-style oven roasted chicken called Ponce.

The piece-de-resistance is named after Jose Rizal: Sizzling bulalo steak made with Tagaytay’s freshest beef.

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