Last year, I saw an IG post of Jin of a lasagna that she ordered. My MIL and BIL asked me to order a pasta dish for our New Year's Eve dinner, and I asked them if they wanted lasagna. I was so glad they said yes because I really wanted to try Nathaniel's lasagna.
The transaction was very easy. I sent him a text message and called him right after and that was that. I asked him first if he could still accommodate my order since it was kind of last minute, I ordered it just before Christmas. He said yes, and I was so relieved! Had he said no, I would need to look for another home cook! Hahha..
So on December 31 - I drove to his place in New Manila and it was Nathaniel himself that handed me my tray of lasagna. I put it in the passenger side of the car and the aroma was pure torture! It smelled soooooooo good! I really had to control myself - no joke. I kept taking peeks and opening the foil cover. You would laugh when you saw me that day.
This is what the lasagna looked it. This was the only decent image I got to take because we ate them FAST!
I really liked his lasagna because it was really meaty, meaning I could taste the chunks of meat and mushroom. I felt that the meat wasn't scrimped. It had just the right amount of layers and bechamel sauce (that's what they call it right?). I loved it instantly with my first bite and honestly, it changed my appreciation of lasagna. It wasn't dry at all.
I made sure to save myself a portion as leftover. So I can enjoy it again! Hahaha.. I kept it in an airtight container and ate it a week after the new year - it still tasted the same. It may have tasted even better as I remembered it.
To be honest, it was quite pricey - but with the first bite, I understood why it cost P1,800.00 a tray (good for 10pax). The quality of the meat is good, very flavorful and packed! And you know me, I wouldn't mind paying as long as it's good food - and this one is really good! And I think it was worth every penny. If you like lasagnas - you must try this!!
Thank you Nathaniel for taking my order and for making this really really really good lasagna. I'm sure to order again!!
The Hungry Chef