Nowadays, diners like us are always on the lookout for something new. We still have that oldies but goodies list in our minds when we simply want to have a good time over breakfast, lunch and dinner. However, new menu treats offer a different kind of excitement to our palates and most of the time, satisfy a craving that we didn’t even know we had. Speaking of new offerings, a couple of weeks ago, we were able to try The Great Aussie Eats at Outback Steakhouse. The new additions (limited time only) feature four dishes that include an appetizer, two entrees and one dessert, made to provide an Aussie EATSperience like no other. In this EATSperience, we will share with you our thoughts about Outback’s limited time only offerings which hopefully, all of you will enjoy with family and friends.
Based from our previous Outback EATSperiences, the place really reminds us of family, friends, and good food. Outback has been one of the go to place of families for several years now when it comes to having a great meal. In this EATSperience, we had the chance to be with a few of our foodie friends here in Manila. Of course, we had a great time sharing stories and EATSperiences we have had recently. All of us couldn’t wait any longer. Good thing the food came out right away and we were off to our Great Aussie EATSperience!
Make sure you take a look at this insert on the usual Outback menu. You will never know which of the Great Aussie Eats dishes you will love until you try it, right?
Before the food comes, you can already kick things up a notch by ordering the Gold Coast Rita. Since we aren’t big fans of alcoholic drinks, we just watched our friends enjoy this glass of refreshing iced margarita.
To begin the Great Aussie Eats Eatsperience, here comes the…
[Mr. Eats] The right ingredients and the right flavors in one simple yet tasty starter. The basil pesto was on point. The tangy and sweet cherry tomatoes was just right. And, the one that I enjoyed the most was the thickness of the mozzarella cheese. Well, who wouldn’t, right? Every single ingredient just worked perfectly together. Well done, Outback!
[Mrs. Eats] Bread and cheese? Yes please! I loved the crunch from the Bruschetta and the creaminess from the thick mozzarella slice. The cherry tomatoes were fresh and the basil pesto was aromatic. I EATSperienced a burst of flavors in one bite!
Next up, the two entrees of the Great Aussie Eats…
[Mr. Eats] What I loved the most was the cod itself. Super fresh and flaky. The lemon sauce, sun-dried tomatoes and artichoke just worked really well in complementing the already perfectly cooked cod. If you are not meat-lover but you happen to dine in Outback, you gotta try this one. You will surely love it!
[Mrs. Eats] Freshness at its finest! The cod fish already had that naturally sweet flavor that laid on the citrusy lemon sauce. The sun-dried tomatoes and artichoke added texture and flavor to every bite. And the aromatic rice and fresh veggies gave a good complement to the fish.
[Mr. Eats] Even though I loved the Hearts of Gold Cod dish, I still couldn’t say no to this baby right here. I loved this thick-cut, medium well ribeye with a refreshing pico de gallo, and a sweet and spicy sauce. The meat-lover in me was extremely happy to have this huge plate of steak. It might be a bit overpriced if you are on a tight budget, but if you think you can afford it, you will surely love it!
[Mrs. Eats] Perfectly char-grilled ribeye! The chile sauce with sour cream worked well with the sweetness of the ribeye. The avocado pico de gallo cleansed my palate after a sumptuous bite of the tender steak. And I enjoyed the corn-on-the-cob and grilled tomato as its side dishes.
Of course, a meal won’t be complete without dessert…
[Mr. Eats] I have gotten to love dessert more and more each day. Now, an EATSperience feels incomplete without dessert. Thanks to Outback because they made sure that the Great Aussie Eats is complete with a colorful and superb dessert. The Tropical Fruit Cheesecake was rich, creamy, and a great palate cleanser because of the fruits, lime zest and mango coulis.
[Mrs. Eats] Desserts make me giddy…all the time! Upon seeing this beauty, I knew I would be more than glad to indulge! The cheesecake was creamy and the fruits and mango coulis gave that sour and tangy flavor that complemented the sweetness from the cheesecake. A delightful dessert that ended our awesome meal!
Thanks to Outback, Glorietta 4, for taking care of us in this Great Aussie Eats EATSperience! We had a great time not only because of the fantastic food, great service (big thanks for giving bread to Baby Eats), and also because of our great foodie friends who were with us. If you want to try something new in Outback, we gladly recommend the Great Aussie Eats! It’s a great way to try out dishes with different characters that work together in perfect harmony. That’s it for this edition of EATSplorations! Till next time!
Ground Floor, Glorietta 4, Ayala Center, Glorietta Complex, Makati City
+632 729 8458
11:00am to 10:00pm (Sun-Thu)
11:00am to 11:00pm (Fri-Sat)
Budget: 2000-2500 php for two