The City of Pines is not only our go-to northern spot when we seek cooler climates to relieve us of the city heat -- Baguio is also a food trip destination bursting with many delectable offerings as colorful as its flowers in full bloom during Panagbenga Festival. When visiting the summer capital of the Philippines, a popular restaurant pitstop is a log cabin on a hill, where they serving mouthwatering eats and comfort food, and to end your meal sweetly, they have this pretty palette of ice cream that always wins and cools the sweet tooth.
At Hill Station on Baguio's Upper Session Road, they are known for their homemade ice cream that comes in assorted flavors. You can order these per scoop, but the perfect way to enjoy these frozen delights is when they're served on an artist's pallette -- a ceramic dish to mimic the painter's slab where he blends and mixes his colors. With the Ice Cream Palette, the customer is invited to be playful with their spoons and sample five different flavors of ice cream, to discover which is your fave. Good for sharing, the palette carries interesting flavors like Dark Chocolate with Cayenne, Vanilla Cinnamon, Salted Caramel, Mango Rum, and Green Tea; these flavors vary depending on the season and availability.
It paints your meal sweetly with scoops of unique ice cream flavored with local ingredients in Baguio, and leaves a melted, colorful mess on the palette if you don't savor your spoonfuls fast enough. Five scoops of delicious and refeshing sweetness await you in this Miele Guide awardee restaurant--from their pretty palette to your hungry palate.
The Dish: Ice Cream Palette (P195, five flavors)
Where to Find it: Hill Station, located at at Casa Vallejo in Luneta Hill, Upper Session Road, Baguio City.
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