One of the family Christmas traditions that we have is having dinner together as a family on Christmas eve. Back when we were still kids, my mom would cook something special for dinner just for our family. Family dinners were quite hard to do when you live in grandma’s house. But we were able to do it somehow even if it was inconsistent. And as we grew older and had our own jobs, we started having dinners out. And since my dad died, we tried to keep up with the tradition.
For this year though, we weren’t able to go out on Christmas eve so we scheduled it for Christmas day dinner instead. We planned to have dinner at Camp John Hay Manor so we could watch the light show. Unfortunately, they only had buffet that time which was way beyond our budget. And since we had some time to change plans, we opted to have our family Christmas dinner at Lemon and Olives instead.
Lemon and Olives is the first Greek authentic restaurant in Baguio. After all, the chef is Greek, from Athens. I learned about this place when my sister posted a photo of their dinner dates at this place. The place looked interesting and I’ve been wanting to try it since then.
Since December in Baguio means heavy traffic everywhere, I think we got lucky to have gotten a cab within 10 minutes. Traffic wasn’t as bad as expected and we reached the place in no time.
The place has this rustic, homey feel. And I love the lights. I don’t know what it’s called but I would like lights like this when I build my home.
Food prices is quite pricey for Baguio but I would like to say that the prices are okay with the food that they serve. And besides, I think it is about time that we have nice dinners as a family once a year. Haha!
We’ve ordered quite a few but I was not able to try it all. Let me show you what we got.
Our family dinners are nothing spectacular, really. It’s all about us coming together to have dinner with each other. More often than not, Christmas dinners is the surest time that we are all complete given our busy schedules. We enjoy good food and great company.
If you’re in Baguio and are looking for a good place to dine, I would recommend Lemon and Olives. You can check out their Facebook page here.
Lemon and Olives
Opens at 11:00 – 22:00
#26 Outlook Drive, Baguio City
(074) 442 4079