We BURP, therefore we are.
After months of waiting and planning for our second meet-up, finally, we booked for dinner for 10 ka-burps at Van Gogh is Bipolar. It was on a rainy night, June 22nd, a Saturday, but the downpour didn’t affect our overall experience at one of the must-visit restaurants in the Metro.
Ken and I were determined to set our second meet-up at Van Gogh is Bipolar. We learned about it through a friend and from all the reviews we read about the restaurant, we became more convinced that VGIB is the perfect venue for our next meet-up.
Van Gogh is Bipolar is an artsy restaurant, owned by Jetro Rafael, an artist who’s been dealing with bipolar disorder and learned he can improve his mood through food, ingredients that will make him happy. He decided to share his diet, with a nudge from his friends, through this restaurant.
Out of the 10 who RSVPd yes to join the dinner, only 9 of us were there because of the rain. The dinner was a set menu, a prix fixe at Php 999. Pricey, you’d think, but the experience was well worth it. 🙂
Jetro is a very gracious host and he made us feel welcome. He came to us, explaining what the dishes were all about – the reasoning behind each ingredient he used. He showed us how to enjoy the AXL Rose Egg Shot.
And told us to do whatever we feel with the Larry Flynt Cabbage Experience.
We all had fun composing our own cabbage wraps and preparing our egg shots. Check out these photos below.
We chose between the ‘happy’ (fish-based) and ‘chill’ (meat-based) dish.
And we ended the night with Mel Gibson’s Darkest Sin – a shot of absinthe in a test tube, paired with dark chocolate with walnut. Jetro’s friend, his mistress for that night, showed us how to take it up a notch by lighting up the absinthe.
It was truly a one-of-a-kind experience, with moments you wouldn’t live through anywhere else.
We wore hats and we had fun with them, especially Ruth who wore that blinking headband. 😀
We walked barefoot inside the restaurant.
We have an area reserved just for The Burp Society – the shoe garden!
We had an amazing time and it was fun meeting everyone. It was especially enjoyable because of Sevie and her friend, Alwin, Ruth, Badeth and Isabel. Too bad Ken wasn’t able to join.