I first knew about Dean and Deluca from watching the TV series, Felicity. The leading lady of the show, Felicity and her leading man, Ben worked as baristas at Dean and Deluca in the series. In real life, Dean and Deluca is described as a chain of upscale grocery stores with the first store established in Soho, New York City.
Dean and Deluca came to the Philippines opened last year at Edades Tower at the Rockwell area in Makati City. I paid a visit to Dean and Deluca a couple of weeks ago when I was in the area for work.
Dean and Deluca has outside seating and what I like about this one is that it’s surrounded by plants. I think that gives a peaceful and relax vibe to the place.
This is how it look likes on the inside:
I really love its black and white interiors especially in the morning. It’s just so easy on the eyes.
At the counter, you’ll find lots of breads and desserts that will just make your mouth water.
On my first visit with my colleagues from work, which was late afternoon, I ordered a pasta, a milkshake drink and dessert!
I was craving for pesto for the longest time and so I ordered that at Dean and Deluca. This is one of the best pestos I’ve eaten so far. The pasta was firm and it wasn’t super oily or super dry. I love it! Just blogging about it makes me crave for it again. Must. Drop. By. Dean. and. Deluca. Again.
Who doesn’t love Red Velvet? We ordered one Red Velvet cake and one Red Velvet Cheesecake. Yummmm!
|Dark chocolate cake|
And with milkshake drinks to wash it all down.
The next day, my officemate and I decided to meet up early and have breakfast at Dean and Deluca as a way to energize us for the second day of our planning. We ordered bagels. Nothing thrills me more than ordering a delicious breakfast. Dean and Deluca bagels did not disappoint. Their bread was so easy to take a bite off.
It’s Dean and Deluca and Sex and the City that have made me want to be a New Yorker. Dean and Deluca has particularly made me want to live in Soho. Aside from Felicity, I also became familiar with D&D through Devil Wears Prada wherein Nate, Andy’s boyfriend bought a pack of strawberries from Dean and Deluca) and Blair Waldorf from Gossip Girl helps herself to a Dean and Deluca coffee.
I want to visit again. I know my besties would love to have a taste of Dean and Deluca too.