In the serene and quiet Municipality of Lapaz in the Province of Tarlac stands a real fine gem – a resto-bar with food and poolside garden that will most definitely capture your taste buds and hearts.
Established on March 22, 2013, Hamilton’s boasts to be the first fine dining experience in Caramutan, Lapaz, serving international cuisines impeccably fitted to local taste. From pastas to steaks to out-of-this-world dishes, Chef Noel Rolda, the restaurant’s executive chef, makes certain that his more than 20 years of experience never goes to waste. Together with young Sous Chef Mark Anthony Suba, Chef Rolda runs the kitchen up to five-star standards and uses only premium ingredients for authentic flavoring.
What makes Hamilton’s even more amazing is the owner’s natural talent for cooking, which has brought Filipino dishes to new twists, like blending Kapampangan and Ilokano styles, and then to a whole new level of recognition. Ms. Ann Pearce, a pure-blooded Tarlaqueña, shares her love for food with her British husband, whose name has been taken for the restaurant – Neil Hamilton Pearce. Together, this couple and the chefs slowly rebuild the menu to accommodate local people, travellers, tourists and foreigners.
Among the restaurant’s bestsellers are the Flaming Tuna (And yes, they serve it fiery!), the Crispy Kare-Kare Tadyang, the Angel Hair Pasta with Steak and the unique Crispy Leche Flan – dessert rolled in shanghai wrap, fried and dipped in special sauce. What the public has to wait for, though, are the new first-rate dishes that Chef Rolda plans to include on the menu – Seafood Basket, Frozen Brazo de Mercedes and more! Watch out for an upcoming Live Seafood Bar!
Need some stress-relief? Hamilton’s offers cocktails and drinks on its bar. Drop by on Fridays and Saturdays, and get treated with fine music by a local band. The restaurant also takes pride in an events place – a garden by a pool, spacious enough to accommodate 500 guests. Whether an approaching wedding, reunion or simple get-together, you won’t have to worry about a thing as long as you bring the moment to Hamilton’s!
The Province of Tarlac is filled with hidden treasures such as this. So next time you visit, be sure to drop by and experience what Hamilton’s has to offer!