It was the perfect post-summer night for a private dinner party in Cebu and the heat had almost broken, pink stripes leftover from a glorious sunset were streaking across the sky, and cars could be heard all the way from Cebu IT Park —the spot where many dining customers were already entering Linea Restaurant by foot, car or bike.
Linea, from the Spanish word, “to line up”, employs countless kinds of international dishes from salad to pasta purveyed by Chef Jimmy Durano’s spotless kitchen that get much of the credit for satisfying countless of hungry diners. Situated at the ground floor of eBloc Tower 1 (where JP Morgan is located), CEBU IT Park, Linea Restaurant and Lounge is the perfect venue to experience European, Asian and Mexican Cuisines in a classy setting but at very reasonable prices.
Their budget meals (photo below) are from P150-200
“I wanted people to taste the natural flavors of healthy food,” says Jimmy. “Some dishes are made from ingredients I carefully selected myself.”
Taking the German concept of dining to its inevitable apotheosis, Jimmy— who honed his skills as a chef in Germany, then went on to earn instant acclaim for his open kitchen status and opened to great fanfare in late 2011— has shown not only his expertise in the knives and dishes but is also willing to share his gift to aspiring chefs in Cebu. The former chef of 5-Star hotel Opel will be holding culinary classes every Monday from 1pm-5pm and 6-11pm batch.
“Students will be learning all kinds of international dishes from German to Thai Food to Spanish,” Jimmy said. “I do not want them to just concentrate on one dish only.” The 4-hour session will cover everything from basic kitchen maintenance to cooking to cleaning up and the students couldn’t find a more inexpensive treat that starts from 1500 and above per class.
I know what its like to be a student already! Having fun!
Linea Restaurant and Lounge is the perfect venue to enjoy a variety of cuisines for families and friends. With personalized service and also a variety of cocktails to choose from, Chef Jimmy himself will personally attend to your dining needs.
Visit Linea’s website at http://www.linearestobar.com/. The lounge is open from 10am-2am and 6pm-2am. (Article originally written by me, might be published in other dailies and blogs)