As mentioned in the Alabang Westgate Center blog post, we were bound to eat at six restaurants. Melo’s restaurant was informed about it beforehand so they were considerate enough to offer just one of their new offerings that are relatively low in calories.
Before I discuss further what we tried, let me tell you a brief background about Melo’s.
Established in 1987, Melo’s is widely recognized for fine quality steaks. So if you really want your money’s worth when you eat Angus beef or Wagyu beef, go here.
Those who want to impress their dates may ask for their Steak Cart which they are famous for. Diners then have the option to specifically choose the cut and thickness of the meat before it is grilled.
Anyway, this is what we had during our visit to Melo’s.
Upon doing a quick research on the internet, this salad is interestingly invented by the manager of the Waldorf Hotel rather than the chef. We’re thankful that he came up with this. A Waldorf’s salad is basically made of fresh apples, celery, grapes, and walnuts served on a bed of lettuce and dressed in mayonnaise.
What Melo’s did differently was to use mixed greens like lola rossa and iceberg lettuce and smothered it with cranberry sauce. They also removed the celery and added duck breast.
Their cranberry sauce, which we learned was made from scratch, has a mild berry taste thereby it did not overpower the other ingredients. Meanwhile, the supposed mayonnaise dressing topped the salad in a scanty if not modest amount. We think it is strategic because not everyone likes mayonnaise like we do.
We found it much to our liking that they utilized duck instead of chicken as meat. It gave a rich savory taste that certainly put this salad in a different level.
Overall, the combination of the different textures and flavors, such as crunchy, juicy, creamy, and savory, brought an awesome start to our food crawl. We personally think after eating this that this can be a great choice for lunch for those who are conscious of their calorie intake.
Westgate Center, Filinvest City, Muntinlupa City.
Operating Hours: 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM and 6:30 PM to 10:30 PM daily.