Review of Baker J in Crimson Hotel Alabang

I recently learned that Crimson Hotel in Alabang recently opened a cafe located on the ground floor of the hotel. Since my brother and I are now fully vaccinated, I felt a little bit brave venturing out.  I told my brother that I wanted to visit the place but we both agreed that should there be a lot of people, we would turn around and go home. 

Luckily, we got there at a dead hour and so there was only one other table that was occupied. 


First impression: cafe with luxury feels. I LOVED IT. I love bakeries or cafes that give off this kind of vibe because a small part of me can pretend that I'm in another country, having a cup of hot coffee and eating delicious pastries. 

Baker J gives you just that feeling or vibe. 


My brother and I were seated and given a QR code to scan for the menu. I loved this since it was a contactless way of scanning a menu and we didn't have to touch a physical one. When we saw the menu, we knew that we were in for a treat because it offered food just like the ones in a legit Parisian cafe / bakery. 

We started with bread. This was complimentary and I loved the packaging that it came in. Very chic. I also wanted to take home the ceramic jar that housed the cutlery but had to restrain myself haha. It was just so pretty. I don't know about you but little details like this matter to me because it adds to the overall effect and impression of the place. 


This is the Champignon Tartine with is an open faced mushroom sandwich. I super loved this one because I am a mushroom lover. I don't know about you but there's something soothing about mushrooms and whenever I eat one, I feel healthier. Maybe it's just me but that's how this Champignon Tartine was to me. Healthy food on top of a sandwich. 


We also had the Smoked Salmon Eggs Benedict with Hollandaise Sauce. My brother loved this, I only liked it coz it's pretty haha. For me, it was a little bit too tangy but my brother said that this was absolutely perfect. 


This is the complet which is the complete breakfast set that anyone who wants to stuff himself silly should order. It has everything and when I say everything, it has EVERYTHING. As you can see, it has bacon, eggs, sausage, mushroom, fruits, and waffles. It even has a side salad. 


These are just appetizers and it was all very filling. Then came the main course. The salmon was absolutely perfect. It was cooked perfectly that I ended up eating everything off the plate. I also loved that the slab of salmon was big enough to be filling.


The steak, on the other hand, would be perfect for any meat lover. Cooked the way you want from rare to medium-well, this is the kind of steak you have on a Friday night or the weekend when you just want to celebrate. 


Overall, I would definitely recommend hanging out at Baker J in Crimson Hotel Alabang. It's chic and definitely a place worthy of more than a visit. 

Some of the other must-tries from the new menu is Chef Nicolas’ take on the classic French dish Coq Au Vin from Burgundy, which beautifully showcases the exceptional wines of the famous wine region; rich yet light Quiche Lorraine from the region of the same name; Baker J’s signature Confit de Canard made with duck confit croquettes and served with green lentils and mizuna leaves in balsamic vinaigrette; the healthy but satisfying Pan-Seared Salmon Steak with Ratatouille; and of course, what would a visit to a French café be without the ever-favorite French breakfast Tartines, which includes the Salmon Tartine with Avocado and Goat’s Cheese and the brunch-perfect traditional Croque Monsieur with Grùyere.

To wash down all the delectable food, diners can choose from a wide range of Baker J signature beverages — from refreshing summer drinks to detox options, espresso, frappé, and even mocktails and cocktails.


At the helm of Baker J is Crimson Hotel Filinvest City’s Executive Pastry Chef, Nicolas Pasdeloup. Born and raised in Paris, Chef Nicolas has studied and lived the heart and soul of French cuisine. Graduating from the prestigious École de Paris des Métiers de la Table, he worked in various capacities in some of the finest and largest hotels and restaurants in France, Saudi Arabia, Norway, Egypt, China, and around Asia. He also established and grew his own catering business for a decade before going back to the corporate world.

The all-new Baker J is open daily from 6:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. It is located beside the Ground Lobby of Crimson Hotel Filinvest City, Entrata Urban Complex, Civic Drive, Filinvest City, Alabang, Muntinlupa City.

For reservations and inquiries, call +63 998 595 3831. Reservations are highly encouraged to ensure tables due to limited sitting and social distancing protocols. For more updates, like and follow @BakerJManila on Facebook and Instagram or visit www.crimsonhotelfilinvestcity.com.

Comments

  1. Great ambience! By the looks of it, the food is superb! My mouth waters, aside from being a healthy food, it is low-carb.

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  2. I love the QR code menu - so hygienic since you dont need the physical menu. The plating of food is perfect.

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  3. restaurant looks so cozy. the food looks so very delicious, I am hungry from just looking

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  4. Oh my gosh, all that food looks SO GOOD.

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  5. I love the decoration details of this hotel. It looks beautiful!

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  6. What a beautiful modern cafe! I think I would visit here every day for the delicious food, coffee, and cocktails!

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  7. Yummy!! Looks like great food and service!

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  8. Wow, I love the food in the restureant. I love that drink, it looks so refreshing!

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