Along Buendia Ave. near corner of South Superhighway, one would never expect that there is an extra ordinary restaurant nestled in this busy highway. I am talking about the Precious Restaurant and Gift Shop near Cash n Carry. It was my first time to visit the place and I never imagined it would be really precious for me and my younger daughter whom I tagged along at the event. Who doesn't know about Precious Moment, their famous tag lines "Dear God" and other cute stuff. Before going to Precious Moment, I had a handful information about such place but I never knew there's more inside when I actually entered the restaurant and hear more stories from Restaurant Manager Jojo Sunillo. Although I found some photos in the Internet, still everything was a big surprise for me. Right that moment, I already knew I will be back here with my family and friends and let them experience a fine dining surrounded by cute dolls and other collectible stuff. Aside from dining, one would also enjoy shopping for gifts and Christmas items. It's Christmas everyday in the shop. As soon we get inside, my daughter couldn't believe what she had seen in the interior, the ambiance and everything inside. Glad I tagged along my girl. she really had a wonderful day that weekend. She's totally amazed and she already requested to come back soon.
Photos below were taken at the first floor, Sam Brew Coffee.
After taking photos, we proceeded to the second floor. We were totally amazed when we went upstairs and everything was a revelation. Different Precious Moments memorabilia such as dolls, bags, etc delighted our eyes. We went there and thought about having a food trip alone without our knowledge that we would be really surprised that day. It wasn't about dining alone but the feeling of satisfaction and having real quality moment at the restaurant. This is what Precious Moments is all about, sharing, caring and touching lives.
I took more photos but those shots weren't enough. I swear I'll be going back here and promise to visit again together with my family next time. I know for sure that my older daughter will love the place. Below are some photos taken at the second floor.
Sam Butcher, an American artist, is the creator of Precious Moments characters. Most of us are familiar with these figurines and adorable little creatures with droopy soulful eyes but we're not aware that these dolls have been produced in the Philippines since 1981, not for local sale but for export to other countries. Last July 10, 2010, Precious Moments opened its first store in Metro Manila. Our country must be very lucky and privileged to have Sam Butcher, the famous creator of Precious Moments products.
It was July 22, 2011 when Philippine Precious Moments Collectors Club (PPMCC) was formally organized with 62 members. Today the members have blown up to more than 600. If you want to be a member of PPMCC, please contact them and visit their website and their social networking sites provided below.
We were served the following variety of extensive menu. Seaweeds and Century Egg Salad, Korean Squidd, Crab with Bihon, Baked Spare Ribs, Braised Pata Tim, Sweet and Sour Lapu Lapu, Szechuan Style Prawns, Classic Carbonara and Mango Float for desert. Such food, which were all like home-cooked that suit my taste and I totally forgot about my diet again. It was very seldom to see my younger daughter who is a very picky eater ate like the food were all her favorites and perfectly blend with her taste buds. She loves the Korean Squid so much and it was her first time to eat squid. She doesn't really eat when I cook this food at home.
Over all I could rate the food to the highest level I could give. I am not exaggerating because I actually tasted a bit of everything. Aside from the food, you will also experience Precious Moments memorabilia around. The P-Noy Dolls, Aquino Sisters and Cory dolls caught my attention. I swear there would be second, third and more visits here. I will definitely visit back and take more photos next time.
Let me share you some photos of the food we had during our visit.
And here's what we have for our dessert. What a sweet way to end our meal. Mango Float.
Mango Float, Truly heaven!
Trivia: The Country Manager shared stories/trivia about the food tasting event wherein 5-star hotels and fine dining restaurants joined and voila! Precious Moments won the Best Food and Best Coffee category. No doubt, my little girl who is already a coffee lover was all smiled upon giving her a bigger iced coffee cookies n cream.
Oh, there's a native food available too. We were rushing for the another event and had no time to go shopping, but I'll make sure to buy some in our next visit. Promise! It's been barely a week and I'm craving and couldn't sleep well, I want to go back real soon.. very soon.
Precious Moments is perfect for wedding, christening and family events like reunion and anniversaries. Call them early and arrange the the menu and package that you want. Christmas is just around the corner, and it's Christmas everyday in Precious Moments. You may place your reservation ahead for your Christmas Party packages now. Please call and book early to avail special freebies and discounts.
Precious Moments Restaurant and Giftshop
95 Sen. Gil Puyat, Ave., Brgy. Palanan, Makati city
02 8875252 or 02 3871092
Website: www. preciousmomentsmanila.com