Just when I thought I would already start to look for a diet pill that really works, of course, because of my love for good food and sweets, I heard about the not so good news about the fate of a favorite restaurant.
Cendrillon, the Filipino pan-Asian Restaurant located on Mercer Street on the Soho area in Manhattan closed its doors after 13 1/2 years. It was sad to know about the closure.
The restaurant was the first Filipino restaurant my husband brought me to when we were still dating. He managed to pull a surprise for me, as I had no clue where we were headed to that day. He patiently searched for it, and although, he had no idea what and how Filipino cuisine tasted, he was more than willing to try. I still remember that early dinner date in this restaurant. The owners were very warm and friendly. After many years of dining and many friends brought in to this resto, it is really sad to see it go. I look forward to the fact that the same owners are now building yet another restaurant which will be named: Purple Yam. It will be opening in Brooklyn sometime in May 2009. In the meantime, we are patiently waiting for that opening, and looking forward to seeing our favorite restaurateurs churning out Filipino fusion cuisine once again.