Sunday, March 30, 2014

Clementine’s, Naga’s Culinary Pioneer

Clementine’s, Naga’s Culinary Pioneer 
Old World Charm, Timeless Home Grown Comfort Food

It has always been such a joy for my family 
to dine at Clementine’s in Magsaysay Avenue.
Long before Naga City had all these hustle 
and bustle in the culinary world, Clementine
pioneered what casual fine dining is in the city.


We crave for this restaurant and dining here
reminds us of the quaint and cozy restaurants 
in Europe that gives the diner a genteel and
formal but very relaxing, old world ambiance.


The kids often complain that it takes time
for the chef to cook their meals, but we always 
remind them that good food is not fast food.

Whenever we dine in Clementine, we always 
order and appetizer to while away the waiting
period before the main meal is served and this 
time we tried their delicious Onion Rings.

It took them a little bit to serve our dinner so 
we ordered another round of  appetizer.
The stringy and tasty Mozarella Cheese Sticks. 

We all love Clementine's Mushroom Soup
and perfect way to start a heavy dinner.

 Good thing with Clementine they came out
lately with Value Menu, and for hungry, restless 
kids wanting their food fast, this is a good option.

For only 75 pesos, the kids were able to enjoy 
delicious dishes like Fish Roll, which is actually
a fried fish spring roll, wrapped in thin rice wafer 
and fried to crispy perfection and served with rice
and a mound of tasty buttered veggies as a side dish.

 But my son is never satisfied without real fish dish,
so we still ordered him a very juicy Grilled Tuna. 
It came in a really huge serving that we decided to
share the delicious slab of fish that everyone loved.

 Also in this value menu is the Lemon Porkchop,
which is deliciously tangy tender pork,  marinated 
in lemon (the way they do in the past, before the
invention of these salty seasonings) then pan fried. 
It was a perfectly chewy and tasty and was served
with rice and buttered vegetables as side dishes.

 My wife ordered Baked Macaroni, which
is probably  the most classic and the most 
original dish that one could order in Clementine.
Naguenos have grown loving and  had gotten used 
to Clemen’s timeless version that it had already
obliviously set a standard on our Bicolano psyche 
and taste buds on how a BakedMac is supposed to be.

I ordered one of their newest pasta offering; 
Angel Hair with Seafood, which is under their 
Scrumptious Cuisines meant for 2 to 3 persons. 


But is was so delicious that I have
finished it with a really clean plate all for myself.

We ended our dinner with their delicious
New York Style Blueberry Cheesecake

...while my son munched the moistest, cheessiest
and the tastiest Cheese Cup Cake in the world.

Clementine also serves as a showcase for
beautiful European home decors that diners 
could buy and take home after dining.

I consider Clementine a timeless restaurant,
and one could never go wrong on their choice 
of a place to dine in the busy Magsaysay Strip.

Read here for related posts:
Clementine and Wolverine: Perfect Premiere Partners 
Clementine’s Magsaysay Ave., Naga City

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