If you've heard of Peppermill Caterers, a catering business which started in 2007 which became popular among celebrities and politicians, then you'd be glad to hear that Vince Rodriguez, its Chef and Owner, opened his own restaurant last March 2014 along Katipuan Ave. extension in Quezon City - Peppermill Restaurant and Mixology Bar.
This new restaurant in Katipunan Ave. extension boasts of dishes with flavorful home cooking which Vince hesistantly labels as new American - a mixture of Mexican and old traditional American. Some of their offerings my family and I have tried are their Fried Mac & Cheese - macaroni, cheddar cheese, mozzarella, peppermill dressing with an option to have bolognese as add on.
I would also recommend their Fire Cracker - California roll with U.S. scallops, shrimp and kani.
For the main dish, a must-try is Peppermill's Steak Roulade. This is Angus rib-eye with asparagus, red wine sauce, peppermill and mashed potato.
For those who are keeping a no-rice diet, I suggest their Trio Pizza, a generous sampling of three pizza flavors in their menu. We've tried the Cinco de Mayo - pizza with mozzarella, cheddar, fontina, cream cheese and padano; Ilocos Bagnet pizza which has eggplant casserole, bagoong relish, scrambled egg and mozzarella cheese; and the Philadelphia pizza - steak drippings, angus rib-eye, sweet onions, mozzarella and cream cheese.
Perfect for fish lovers is the Norway - encrusted salmon with sesame nori, unagi sauce and mago salsa served with steamed rice.
But my favorite is the local dish Ilocos which is the authentic bagnet with bagoong relish served with steamed rice.
Peppermill Restaurant and Mixology Bar
Address: Place One Building, 205 Katipunan Extension, Quezon City
Phone: (0632) 9617129
Visit Peppermill's Facebook page.