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Jack’s Loft: ooey gooey cheese sticks, lemon chicken and chicken salad panini

Jack’s Loft: ooey gooey cheese sticks, lemon chicken and chicken salad panini | casaveneracion.com

That Sunday when we had lunch at Pho Hoa and dessert at Dairy Queen, we decided to have merienda cena at Jack’s Loft after seeing a movie. It seemed wiser than going straight home then prepare dinner a couple of hours later. But since we weren’t that hungry yet, I figured we could order some light dishes and have dessert afterwards. My daughter, Sam, who had been to Jack’s Loft (and most everywhere else, it seems) with friends had been raving about the dessert.

So, I ordered the ooey gooey cheese sticks (above) for starters. Wonderfully crisp outside and, inside, the cheese was truly ooey gooey. They were just perfect with the tomato dip. Rather overpriced though especially since I felt that they were stingy with the cheese. Those few pieces of cheese sticks cost over a hundred pesos.

Jack's Loft: ooey gooey cheese sticks, lemon chicken and chicken salad panini

Then, we had lemon chicken (above) which Sam insisted was way better than Causeway‘s. Well, it was definitely better than Maxim’s.

Jack's Loft: ooey gooey cheese sticks, lemon chicken and chicken salad panini

The chicken salad panini was the real winner as far as I am concerned. There were whole grapes in the salad that was served between split foccaccia. Ooooh, wonderful — the foccaccia made all the difference. One order went for over a hundred pesos but we split the chicken salad panini into four and Alex brought hers home in a paper bag. The serving was that huge.

Jack’s Loft is, first and foremost, a bar. That’s why the finger foods are really good. The ambience, however, is alright for families with teenaged children. I doubt if young kids will appreciate the food there except for the dessert.

Too bad we didn’t get to the dessert part though. We were just too full that no matter how tempting the cakes looked, no one had the heart to order even a single slice. Next time…

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