Romulo Café recently celebrated its “Happy Hour” with an intimate gathering, taking pulutan international as former general Carlos P. Romulo would. Owners Sandie Romulo Squillantini, the general’s granddaughter, and husband Enzo Squillantini, partner Ivy Almario gathered businessmen, loyal guests, foodies, members of the media to savor their sumptuous cocktails and Filipino-style Tapas.
Romulo Café went all out in promoting Filipino finger foods as a substitute to the usual Spanish Tapas while making the local pulutan a bit friendlier to their clienteles. A marvelous buffet spread of Filipino-style Tapas had satiated their guests’ appetites, featuring delicacies such as Tinapa Rolls, Bangus Pate, Pato Tim with Bun, Pinoy Nachos, Kilawin, Fish and Squid Balls, Camaron Rebosado, Crispy Squid, Lechon Kawali Sisig, Vigan Longanisa Dumplings, and most-popular Chorizo and Relleno Empanaditas.
Inspired by the multifaceted life of Carlos P. Romulo, lineup of the signature drinks included Old General, A Foreign Affair, Spritzer Pulitzer, Imelda’s High Heels, Amor de Familia, and Dirty White Dove. Cocktails were mixed with the splendid taste of branded wines by the Wine Warehouse Corporation, Stoli Vodka by Philippine Wine Merchants, and Don Papa Rum.
Spotted during the evening were the Romulo clan headed by Atty. Ricardo “Dick” Romulo, Maritina Romulo, Mike and wife, Menchita, Raoul & wife Betty, soon to be wed Claudia Squillantini with fiancé Gaston Perez de Tagle. Also enjoying the night were Peng Perez de Tagle, Romulo Cafe Partner & Interior Designer Ivy Almario, Margie Moran Floirendo, Eva Abesamis Koenigswater, Citoy Lopez, Imelda Avanceña, Marillu Batchelor, Cristina Bradner, Paris-based Ramon Bilbao, Fausto &
Ane Preysler, Swedish Ambassador Harold Fries and wife, Susan, Butch & Ginny de Guzman, Paul Campos, Arsenio & Lucille Locsin, Patrick & Chichi Lizot, Tammy & Dina Campos, Mulsy & Ola Regala, Reggie Puno, Allana Montelibano, Bill Luz & Atty. Agustin Montilla.
Romulo Café’s Happy Hour is open 5:00PM-7:00PM, in all its local branches: Scout Tuazon, Tomas Morato, Quezon City; Jupiter Street, Makati; and Azumi Hotel in Ayala Alabang.