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The 10:31 palate by Chef M

Located in a quiet section of M. Parras Extension in Tagbilaran City, Bohol right across the St. Anthony de Padua Church is a cozy, intimate bistro with white interiors and minimalist shabby chic accent pieces highlighting inspirational quotes.

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Parishioners will feel right at home here after attending mass. 10:31 is actually a Bible verse taken from 1 Corinthians which says “Whether therefore we EAT or DRINK or whatsoever we do, do all for the Glory of God.” A reflection of the general attitude Boholanos have toward faith and God, and the breaking of bread shared between families and friends.

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The diner which made its debut in July 2016 as a bakery café serving coffee and pastries, and as a meeting place for clients in need of catering services, has reinvented itself into a fine dining establishment this 2017.

The menu is the brainchild of Chef Mary Wyvren Veloso (Chef M) and her business partner Ian Orillos. Artisan breads, specialty cakes, decadent pastries, and freshly brewed coffee are now joined by gourmet meals and organic blends of fruits and veggies.

A group of bloggers and journalists from Manila and Cebu were recently feted with the house specialties, to-share portions served on immaculate white porcelain to better highlight the food.

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According to Ian, Boholanos who were picky with their caterers often had to go to Cebu to hire a perfect fit for their needs. “We saw this as an opportunity to pursue our passion (food) and at the same time establish a standard for the catering services industry here in Bohol.”

A distance away from the hustle and bustle of commercial areas, the diner tends to encourage an intimate dining experience for those who want to enjoy their meals with the company they keep.

“We really do not offer wi-fi services as we want our guests to engage in conversation, rather than be pre-occupied with texting and messaging all throughout the meal. For emergencies or business, we can lend them the password to our office internet if so required,” says Ian.

Now on its tenth month, 10:31 is proof that with prayers and hard work, success is not far behind. All the more reason to pray, eat and love.

APPETIZERS

4Nachos

Nachos. Premium tortilla chips with chili con carne and cheese sauce dips

5Tomatoes & Basil BitesTomatoes & Basil Bites. Classic bruschetta topped with tomatoes and basil, drizzled with a trifling amount of olive oil

9 10.31 Salad10:31 Salad. Pan-grilled prawns and ripened balls of mango and papaya nestled  on top of mixed lettuce tossed with vinaigrette, pomelo bits and roasted cashew

8California Salad WrapsCalifornia Salad Wraps. Six refreshing rolls of cucumber filled with mango, crabstick, carrot, and lettuce served with its distinct sesame dressing

7Buffalo WingsBuffalo Wings. Six pieces of chicken wigs coated with our home-made spicy sauce, served with crisp cucumber sticks and mayo for dipping

6 Cucumber Cooler, Carafes

Organic Blends in carafes. Cucumber coolers, Carrot Blend and Celery Blend

CHICKEN

13Chef M's Roasted Chicken

Chef M’s Roasted Chicken. Half chicken marinated in Chef M’s signature spices, slow roasted and topped with thick gravy, served with marbled potatoes and cherry tomatoes

17Chicken Pesto Pasta

Chicken Pesto Pasta. Grilled chicken breast served over linguine pasta  covered with thick, creamy pesto sauce

RED MEAT

20Lengua en SetaLengua en Seta. Tender slices of ox tongue flooded with our velvety mushroom sauce

11 10.31's Rackstar10:31’s Rackstar. Tender pork ribs expertly baked to perfection double glazed with special tangy sauce served with a slab of grilled corn

10 Herb Crusted Grilled Pork ChopHerb crusted Grilled Pork Chop. Thick, moist and tender grilled pork chop stuffed with robust pesto flavor.

12Pork Loin in Strawberry SaucePork Loin in Strawberry Sauce. Hefty portion of pork loin seasoned with secret spices and special strawberry sauce, slow roasted to ideal tenderness.

SEAFOOD

16 Crab RellenoCrab Relleno. Whole crab stuffed with its meat and spices, served with parsley rice and thin slices of green mango

21 Baked SalmonBaked Salmon. Thick salmon fillet baked with herbs and spices, layered cheese and garlic sauce

DESSERT

22 Molten Chocolate Surprise

Molten Chocolate Surprise. Chef M’s fudgy brownie topped with vanilla ice cream, nuts, and marshmallows sitting inside a chocolate dome which slowly melts with a pour of hot cream

For more information, please visit their facebook page:

https://www.facebook.com/1031bychefm/

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Sincere gratitude to Ms. Josephine Remolador-Cabarrus, Ms. Gina Peluchi Kapirig and Mr. Neil Gerard P. Reyes of Bohol Tourism Office, Chef M and Ian Orillos for their hospitality and for sharing with us their passion for cuisine.

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