Via Mare Celebrates 40 Years of Filipino Fine Cuisine

Via Mare is a premier restaurant and catering company specializing in Filipino cuisine prepared and served in a more upscale manner that does not only please the eye, but most importantly, satisfy the discriminating taste of high-end diners. Celebrating its 40th year anniversary this September 2015, Via Mare has become synonymous to Filipino fine dining, grandiose parties and weddings, state dinners, to international events hosted in the Philippines and abroad.

We visited Via Mare at St. Lukes Medical Center in BGC to have a taste of how it is like to be in one of the stately dinners hosted by the Philippine government. Here are some of the Filipino dishes created by Chef Glenda Barretto, one of the founders and owners and the main person behind the success of Via Mare.

Ensaladang Bagnet -- Mustard leaves, tomatoes and shallots drizzled with calamansi and bagoong dressing and topped with thin slices of bagnet (crispy roasted pork).

Tiyan ng Bangus Sinigang sa Miso -- slices of milkfish belly cooked in a broth of soybean paste and mustard leaved plus various vegetables in season.

Ensaladang Suha at Labanos -- a salad of pomelo and julienned radish served on a bed of mesclun greens.

Rellenong Talong -- Broiled eggplant stuffed with sautéed ground pork, pan-fried with beaten eggs, and served with green mango salad on the side

Calcalg Rice -- fried rice cooked with bagoong (shrimp paste) and mixed with sun-dried shrimps and scrambled eggs.

Adobong Pusit -- baby squids cooked with garlic, soy sauce, vinegar and bay leaves, finally served with rice and spring rolls.

Salpicado -- are diced beef tenderloin cooked in a spicy sauce. It is also served with a cup of rice and spring rolls on the side.

Tiyan ng Bangus Asado -- yet another rice meal served with spring rolls and milkfish bellies with onion rings and drizzled with soy-calamansi sauce.

-- one of the best-sellers of Via Mare, this dish is made of  ox tripe aad ox tail cooked in peanut-annatto sauce, plus a variety of vegetables added in the dish.

Inihaw na Liempo -- a simple dish of grilled country style pork belly served with pinakbet and green mango salad on the side.

Pinalutong na Tilapia -- filleted tilapia deep fried to a golden crisp, and served with soy-calamansi dip and sisig sauce.

Crispy Pata -- another best-selling dish, this well-loved Filipino dish is made of pig trotters and knuckles which are fried to crispy perfection.

Puto Maya -- a dessert made of glutinous rice, steamed with coconut cream and served with slices of ripe mango.

Bibingka - completing the Via Mare experience is their famous bibingka, said to be one of the best.

May it be lunch or dinner, or even afternoon merienda, there is surely something on Via Mare's menu that will surely satisfy your craving for Filipino cuisine. Relive happy memories with your family, catch up with your childhood barkada, celebrate achievements with the team, or simply have a fun conversation with your friends over our well-loved Filipino dishes here at Via Mare.

Via Mare has branches located at the Philippine International Convention Center (PICC), Landmark-Trinoma, Landmark-Makati, Eastwood Mall, Powerplant Mall-Rockwell Center, EDSA Shangri-La Mall, Greenbelt 1, Greenbelt 3, Greenhills Promenade, UP Diliman Campus-GT Toyota Center, Tomas Morato, Panay Avenue, St. Luke's Hospital BGC, and Park Triangle-BGC.

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