Reservations are a must at Log Cabin. The place is quite small-- I'd say 20 to 25 diners max-- and the French chef apparently doesn't like to stock up on produce and prefers to serve everything fresh. Wikireena pre-ordered some dishes, including tomato soup, but when we arrived we were told that we couldn't have it because of a lack of tomatoes.
|Some kinda bruschetta with chopped tomatoes.
|Tomato salad with olives, capers and mint.
|Sagada Salad. Had avocado, carrots and assorted ferns and shoots. And tomatoes.
|Baked eggplant with tomato sauce and cheese.
|Mixed veg. Take note of the squash blossoms. (They'd run out of tomatoes by this time.)
No, we have not turned into vegetarians. Here's the meat:
|Baked chicken and potatoes.
|Pork chops with more tomatoes.
Basta, our server said: No tomatoes, no tomato soup.
Log Cabin is an inn/ bar/ restaurant, just a few steps away from Sagada Homestay Inn and Strawberry Café. They have the cutest kitchen. You have to walk through it to get to the rest room, and I like that it's an open book. A very neat and clean open book.
|Smells good, too.
Verdict: There were some hits and a few misses (e.g. the chicken was moist and tasty, but the potatoes were rock-hard) but when in Sagada, one must eat at Log Cabin at least once. I especially liked the vegetables because they were so fresh and natural, the way we NEVER get them in the city. Yez, the tomatoes were fabulous. The ferns were a bit hard to chew, though. Next time, we have to try their Saturday evening buffet.
Presenting the Sagada Travel Club:
|Wikireena and Papa, the (supposed) responsible adult.
|Mr. DJ, Mountain Boy and Wikitina.
Looking forward to more adventures with you guys.