An atelier, Arca’s Yard offers arts for both the windows to our soul and that of our soul case. And as if to validate “arca” to be some treasure chest within an art museum, one is expected to “unbox” a valuable piece of artwork in a likewise tucked away home for an art gallery. Indeed it’ll be a welcome and welcoming experience satisfying our appetite for a tasteful content.
As simple yet substantial as ABC of which may indeed stand for “Atelier of Beautiful Craftmanship”, Arca’s Yard was a seeming artist’s simple home converted into an artsy place for unwinding. Ironically spot-on, along a winding road on a mountainous roadside is Arca’s Yard’s relaxing setting. Its serenity is relatively composed of a breathtaking view that outwardly soothes your quintessence as well.
Its “ABC” similarly dishes out a defining nourishment with (their) “Appetizing Balmy Cooking”. No wonder yet inducing wonder is a straightforward incongruity as to why people frequent Arca’s Yard despite being on the outskirts of the city. There are so many restaurants to choose from, in proximity to convenience even, as much as there are already numerous reviews on Arca’s Yard which could all be too overwhelming, nonetheless, it draws patrons into its fold. Could it be the food?
First, we tried their pumpkin soup for the “tricky aspect” of it. You know how quite a lot are not fond of pumpkin soup considering its assumed vegetable impression having that “calabasa” flavor (tho’ it’s actually a fruit). Understandably, there are those that really just taste like salted-to-taste puréed squash. Arca’s Yard’s pumpkin soup though had that smooth texture and creamy consistency similar to the best one we’ve had so far. There’s even that homey feel to it that was comforting. However there was one drawback, just for us at least, it was sweet. But if sweetness is a weakness for a soup, you’d like this one.
Their Hungarian Sausage with Bacon and Egg would serve to be a sumptuous brunch. It was loaded with bacon to which our son “L” was drawn to. The egg was cooked just as we like it, over easy. Whereas for the Hungarian sausage, it could as well be living up to the sound of its name, for one’s “hunger yan”. It was big enough and cheesy, sufficient “na yan” to offer a succulent meal on its own. Thus, the whole set is a plate of brimming satisfaction.
“A” ordered the Lamb Chop and how she likes her steak, she asked for it to be medium-well. Served though was well-done… It however retained a bit of its tenderness and was actually tasteful still. The minty jelly for a dip serves to provide variation in between every other morsel perhaps as it’s just about a teaspoonful serving. The jelly was likewise sweet to really be some variant hint for the probability of avoiding over-satiation I suppose. Even without it though, it was tasty enough as it is. It was cooked well in such a way that it got rid of that lamb meat pungent fishy taste.
The cream of the crop among the meals we’ve ordered as per my gustatory perception, their Salmon Teppanyaki was a dimensional art I’d label as a “masterfish”. From magnum opus to “nom nom ubos”, its depth and substance was in the flavor. Unlike the usual grilled salmon with a lemony dash, this is rather a dish of Japanese influence, thus, justifies its tastier attribute. The miso soup had that potent nori infusement adding flavor to the fried tofu bits; blending well to a soupçon of “Oriental Authentication (OA)”.
The Pesto Carbonara I’d say was a culinary contemporary art. Seemingly an “art-taste-tic” fusion of self-expression and commercial value. Very distinct is it’s carbonara texture in pesto flavor. It doesn’t have that overwhelming basil tang, nevertheless aromatic.
The Tortilla had us thinking that it was the common crunchy corn tortilla. It was a “potato omelette” of some sort actually. A succulent dish served like a piece of pie. A delectable treat that induces that certain consolation much like a comfort food.
Like a palette of naturally-crafted colors mixed and applied with the right stroke, their refreshments were “cream of the cup” quenchers.
As if to answer “why Arca’s Yard?” as purportedly encrypted through their initial “AY”, “A Why” that could be answered with the archetype of their expressive objective. Being a museum, a library and a café, it artistically feeds your creative senses. Arca’s Yard aesthetically pleases your perspective, imaginatively nurtures your insights and tastefully nourishes your cravings.