Summer missed Jma’s post birthday celebration at Merci Bar so she organized a lunch out at the restaurant where she works as a sous chef – Restaurant Cicou at Hotel Celeste in Makati – her treat!

Restaraunt Cicou with Friends

Restaraunt Cicou with Friends

Sous Chef Summer


Since it was a French restaurant and we had no idea what to order, we had Summer order for us, or at least make recommendations.


So we were perusing this menu, at a total loss. *chuckles*

Restaraunt Cicou with Friends

Restaraunt Cicou with Friends

Restaraunt Cicou with Friends

Restaraunt Cicou with Friends

Restaraunt Cicou with Friends

Restaraunt Cicou with Friends

Good thing there was Chef Summer to help us!

Restaraunt Cicou with Friends

Though, she said it was actually the first time she got to eat at the restaurant.

So finally, we made up our minds as to what our orders were. And soon enough, the food was right in front of our eyes. Here are a few of them:

Restaraunt Cicou with Friends

Restaraunt Cicou with Friends

Restaraunt Cicou with Friends

Restaraunt Cicou with Friends

I did not get to take photos of all of them. 🙂 We were busy eating and talking!

Restaraunt Cicou with Friends

Restaraunt Cicou with Friends

Restaraunt Cicou with Friends

Restaraunt Cicou with Friends

Restaurant CiÇou provides rare pleasures in contemporary fine dining, melding the cultures of French food and recipes with contemporary eastern delicacy. Our very own Chef Cyrille — whose nickname, CiÇou, is used as the banner of this establishment — does all the wonders in his kitchen laboratory for our guests to experience. His concoctions — magical interplays of the keen excellence on French cuisine and patisserie and the characteristic variations on Asian culinary artistry that provide for a rare yet appealing texture on taste, visuals, and gustatory flamboyance — render the most sought-after menu this part of the commercial business district. – Restaurant Cicou

Restaraunt Cicou with Friends

Restaraunt Cicou with Friends

Restaraunt Cicou with Friends

Since it was Jma’s homecoming (she is now based in Singapore) and post-birthday celebration, it was only right that there be a birthday candle to blow.

Restaraunt Cicou with Friends

Restaraunt Cicou with Friends

After a very long lunch that lasted until almost four in the afternoon, we went for coffee at Starbucks in nearby Greenbelt. We stayed so long talking, as can only be expected of friends who’ve known each other through thick and thin for the past ten years and who do not get to see each other as often as we wish, that we ended having dinner together at Nanbantei of Tokyo. And there you go, finally, a photo with me in it. I thank the waitress who took this photo so that I can be in it. 🙂

Dinner at Nanbantei of Tokyo, Greenbelt with [super] Friends

It was a really long day. I left the house at ten in the morning and got home at about eleven in the evening. But it was the shortest long day ever. I loved every minute of it and I feel so lucky to have such wonderful, loving and fun friends. Cheers to friendship and to more years of it.

Share: