Nestled along the residential community in San Carlos Heights, Foggy Mountain Cookhouse is one hidden restaurant you shouldn't want to miss when in Baguio. Dining is strictly by reservation only so the only way you can book a table is upon Chef Babes' confirmation. Before making your reservation, check out the menu first thru their Facebook page as you also need to inform them of your order/s along with your name, number of companions, date and time of your visit.
Don't expect an immediate reply as Chef Babes is one busy man. I guess luck was on my side when I booked a table for Sunday lunch when I only sent him a message the night before. Along with his confirmation is the direction going to his place. Of course, there's Waze to help you reach it too.
The restaurant's location was literally the veranda of Chef Babes' ancestral home with several tables placed side by side. I get that the theme was homey and rustic but a little restoration here and there could vivify and liven up the mood especially with an amazing view like this.
What we ordered
|Flat Bread with Hummus - Complimentary|
CS and I arrived an hour earlier than our scheduled lunch to which the staff apologized as our pre-ordered dishes will be available on our original arrangement. He then offered to serve the complimentary basket of fresh pita bread + hummus for appetizer while we wait.
|Brick Oven Roasted Boneless Leg of Lamb - Php700.00|
Marinated overnight with Moroccan spices then slow-roasted to perfection, this leg of lamb that's drizzled with feta cheese and lemon zest salsa, was well seasoned and served with delicious Middle Eastern vegetables. Not my type as I prefer a more tender version than this chewy cut.
|Porchetta - Php550.00|
One of Foggy Mountain's bestselling dishes, Chef Babes' version of this Italian roast pork has ultra crispy skin with tender and tasty meat that made even more delightful with Mediterranean herbs, red wine reduction sauce and raisins. Served with rice, it can easily feed up to 2 hungry stomachs.
Despite its slow service and parking issues, Foggy Mountain Cookhouse is still considered a beloved gem in Baguio City. A must-try especially if you're looking for something new and different from the usual dining spots in the City of Pines.
Foggy Mountain Cookhouse
|172 St. Joseph St., San Carlos Heights|
Purok 24, Baguio City
Tel.: (63916) 767-4687