Location: 26 Outlook Drive South, Baguio City, Benguet
Operating Hours: Monday to Thursday, 11:00 AM to 8:00 PM; Friday to Sunday, 11:00 AM to 9:00 PM
Recommended Budget: Approximately PhP800 for two persons
Among Baguio restaurants, only in Lemon and Olives can you try authentic Poikilia, a Greek pastry for starters.
Images: Lemon and Olives Facebook page
Your food quest flies from the Middle East to the Mediterranean in Lemon and Olives Taverna, a Greek restaurant along Outlook Drive. This country-style resto cooks authentic Greek dishes and offers diners the chance to enjoy Mediterranean fares while overlooking Mines View Park’s stunning views on a weekend afternoon. You can bet that these are all big fat Greek meals, so it’s best to bring friends and families to share this lovely lunch with!
For starters, grab their poikilia, a platter of saganaki (pan-fried seasoned breadsticks), soutzouki (spicy Greek sausage), and pita bread, served with tzatziki sauce (spiced yogurt-based dip). You can’t kick off your meal without a zesty bowl of Greek salad too. Then, dig right into their souvlaki plates or different types of meats—chicken, pork, beef, or lamb—on a bed of pita bread served with garlic, chili, or tzatziki sauce. They also have pasta dishes: their pastitsio and moussaka remain a crowd favorite, as each resembles the classic lasagna with their eggplant-based pasta stuffed and layered with ground meat and rich béchamel sauce.
Baguio’s bursting culinary scene takes you everywhere in the world in a matter of minutes, which leaves the question: with all the must-try Baguio restaurants around, which cuisine/s will you be enjoying on your next trip?
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This article was originally published in Yoorekka on February 21, 2020.
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