BAGUIO CITY, PHILIPPINES
Baguio has always been a great place to visit any time of the year. All sorts of patrons, locals and foreigners alike, flock to the City of Pines to experience cold breeze and see different tourist attractions.
Sitting at the quiet part of Session Road is a restaurant that detaches to the modernity of Baguio City – Hill Station. This old-fashioned restaurant offers Asian-American-European cuisine with fine-dining quality. Over the years, Hill Station established itself as one of the top restaurants in Baguio earning 4 stars rating at TripAdvisor.
The restaurant’s colonial architecture welcomes you with perfectly hung chandeliers and classic wood works: tables, chairs, polished floorboards, dramatic staircases – all adding up to the elegance and rustic ambiance, taking you back in time.
Great panoramic views of the greenery outside are provided by wide window panes.
The variety of dishes are as impressive as the place. From Filipino favorites like Sizzling Sisig and Daing na Bangus to foreign specialties such as Rib Eye Steak and Pastas, one surely needs to take time choosing what to order.
Topped with flavorful chutney, a huge chunk of Smoked Paprika Roasted Salmon is served on a bed of home-made mashed potato. Perfectly plated with lime, pickled cucumber and wilted spinach on the side, you will surely love everything about this mouth-watering dish. Surprisingly, the juicy and moist salmon is well seasoned inside out. Eating it all together creates a culinary exhibition in your mouth!
You know what they say, having it well done is a “missed steak” but that is just how I prefer mine.
Another bestseller from their menu is the Tenderloin Steak (Australia). Served with pickled red radish on the side, this mouth watering dish can be paired with either French Fries or Mashed Potato. Opting for mashed potato sides, I asked for my steak well done. The savory and full-flavored steak is enough as a standalone order and even though I decided to have it well done, they still managed to preserve the tenderness and texture of the meat.
Soft and almost weightless, this mound of light meringue is floating in a vanilla cream sea.
Lightweight and fluffy, this Canonigo with vanilla cream sauce is their take on the French ile flotante (Floating Island). This dessert elevates the game into a whole new level and it’s every bit as tempting!
It was already night time when we finished eating. The soft lighting highlighted the vintage setting, making the restaurant even more romantic for intimate dinner dates.
So if you want an escape from the monotony of modern restaurants, Hill Station is a must-visit especially if you are heading to Baguio City anytime soon. For reservations and more information about Hill Station, you may visit their official website below.