Sear Steak Scullery is another brainchild from the Red Baron Group that brought affordable steaks in a very relaxed atmosphere that is Red Baron. With the intention to bring more premium cuts of meat, Sear Steak and Scullery was established in the famous foodie hub in the metro – Banawe.
About Sear Steak Scullery
Sear is actually a cooking method from which Sear Steak and Scullery derived its name. Searing means cooking or putting the surface of the meat in high temperature until it caramelizes. Unlike other techniques, searing builds flavor in a more unprecedented way making you want to finish your plates with absolutely nothing.
I’ve been in Banawe for a couple of times already for some food trip and as you might expect, we would always land in Chinese restaurants since this is what Banawe is popular for. Dining in a steak house in a Chinese territory then is a bit refreshing especially for those people living around the neighborhood.
I would always fancy themed restaurants because of the creative vibe they give. Sear Steaks and Scullery offers a hint of that Wild Wild West atmosphere. Different cowboy paraphernalia accentuates the wall like hats, guns and lasso.
And what can be cooler than cowboys serving your orders? Yes, Sear peeps wore adorable cowboy costume.
We were also get to a glimpse of their kitchen. Though it was sizzling hot inside, the chef together with his staff were pretty cool, too!
Before anything was served, we were asked for some refreshment drinks that we would like to try. Most of us chose Milkshake and while waiting, some appetizers kept us company. We had Mushroom Soup and Pandesal with Cilantro Butter.
How I wish to devour more with those fluffy Pandesal which I don’t get always get to have with a yummy Cilantro Butter but I need to save a lot of stomach space.
Soup of the Day (PHP99 – Single, PHP185 – Sharing)
The Soup of the Day is a surprise and during our visit, it was Mushroom Soup. I like the thickness of the soup but some mushroom tidbits can spoil a little more.
Classic Caesar Salad (PHP235 – Single, PHP345 – Sharing)
For the health buffs out there, Sear has a variety of salads like Classic Caesar and Miso-Vinaigrette Salad. Not really a fan of Classic Caesar, I’d prefer more their Miso-Vinaigrette Salad.
Miso-Vinaigrette Salad (PHP193 – Single, PHP303 – Sharing)
With those orange chunks in greens, I can spend a meal with only this Miso-Vinaigrette Salad. Nothing overly special, just a plate of healthy goodness.
Baked Salmon (PHP385)
From the sight of it, Sear’s oven-baked Salmon looks promising. With white sauce topping, it absolutely delivers! I would happily pair it with their salad for that fresh and healthy combo meal.
Oyster Rockefeller (PHP312)
Just as I thought I already had enough of that seafood treat comes the Oyster Rockefeller! Served in two ways – half was with cheesy oregano while the other half with bacon and spinach. I honestly can’t choose between the two, I love both! The flavors were very succulent and distinct.
Fish Nuggets (PHP315).
A basket of beer-buttered Fish Nuggets also adds up to the seafood lineup of Sears. I like how it was crunchy on the outside but soft in the inside. The basket was good for sharing.
Chicken Florentine (PHP358)
I’m always in the lookout for chicken dishes and Sear’s Chicken Florentine is a must-try. We paired it with their equally delectable cilantro rice (you can opt for mashed potato instead of rice). The creamy spinach sauce combined with a topping of cheese and a sprinkle of herbs gave a unique flavor to the chicken meat.
Peperoni Tomato Pasta (PHP245 – Single, PHP385 – Sharing)
The Peperoni Tomato Pasta was simply served in fresh tomato sauce that was made tasty with smoked pepperoni slices. I like how the pepperoni gave that pizza-like flavor to the pasta.
Chicago Burger (PHP329)
Aside from pasta, Sear also has Chicago Burger in case you come here for some snacks. The angus patty of the Chicago Burger had that juicy, beefy flavor that burger fanatics can rejoice of.
Stone Grill Series
With Sear’s unique Stone Grill Series, you can sear your own steak just the way you like it! You can get a steak of your choice and cook it by yourself in the stone grill at your very table. This was my first time to try such kind of cooking in a steak house and it was so fun!
We get to try to stone grill their USDA Angus Ribeye (PHP1499) and Hida Wagyu platter (PHP6599). A stone grill complete set consists of your choice of meat, mashed potato or rice, sides (French beans and corn), bread, soup of the day and ice cream. I can just say wow for both the ribeye and wagyu platter we had – tender, juicy and luscious in every bite.
Remember the milkshake we ordered before any of the dish landed on our table? It was served last and truly, Sears saved the best for last. We were surprised how astounding the milkshakes were! Though it took time to be served, every milkshake was truly worth the wait. We felt like kids again with all those gummy bears, marshmallows, candies and more! I was able to their S’mores milkshake. It didn’t look as outrageous as the others but I like how it’s just rightly and not overly sweet. For someone trying to cut a bit of sugar, it really suits my taste.
My gourmet friends tried the following: Peanut Brownie, Dark Chocolate, Ube, Green Tea and Sear’s Huckleberry.
Cold Brew (PHP110 – Hot, PHP125 – Iced)
If the milkshakes are just too much for you, they also have different coffee that you can have hot or iced like the Cold Brew. Others in the list include Caramel Macchiato and Chocolate Mocha.
Thanks to my good friend Michy of [i am dekaphobic] for inviting me and to Joyce Esteban of Sear Steak Scullery for the generous lunch we had.
Disclosure: Our lunch was courtesy of Sear Steak Scullery. Nevertheless, I wrote this article with my own insights influenced by my personal experience.
Sear Steak Scullery