WYNWARD Garden Bistro is not new. It's been there for a few years now, as a two-table room known only to friends and family, to a hastily-made restaurant to accommodate the crowd that has started to gain the taste for its chef-grade organic meals at a most affordable price, that has since been renovated to look better, its kitchen no longer the old kitchen of a very old house, but a real restaurant kitchen.
One thing about Chef Milo aka Rodelio Carmelo Dalisay is that, he never stops innovating (and renovating). Thus, now, he has stepped up his organic complete meals (every order goes with a salad and a squash soup) and has put in today's rave: ketogenic meals. He even has a pamphlet explaining what it is.
Although he's quick to dismiss the science and simplify it as meals minus the carbohydrates and sugar, and anything grown underground -- camote, carrots, beets, etc. because these are high in sugar says Chef Milo, who incidentally is a Doctor in Plant Pathology with a cognate in Plant Biochemistry, Breeding and Genetic Engineering from the University of Kentucky (the nerd side of him).
Ketogenic is from the word, ketosis, a metabolic process of the body.
"When the body does not have enough glucose for energy, it burns stored fats instead; this results in a build-up of acids called ketones within the body. Some people encourage ketosis by following a diet called the ketogenic or low-carb diet," reads a Medical News Today article.
Chef Milo strives to not just make ketogenic meals readily available, but also makes sure they taste good. Thus, I was treated to my first keto meal at lunch the other day when our company president was visiting. She got the tuna pesto, we got the Creamy Olive Sundried Tomato Chicken with Keto Almond Bread.
Actually I wanted the turkey, they have two variants of their turkey keto meal -- Keto Cheesy Turkey Egg Burrito and Keto Roasted Turkey Bacon Ham Egg Sandwich -- but they were out of turkey.
Our other companions were not as adventurous and stuck to the regular menu. There's a whole menu of keto meals. But you have to ask what's available first. But there's a lot to replace whatever you're craving for if one is not available, anyway.
I'm just surprised that many friends still do not know Wynward, when I have practically dragged along any friend or visitor who gets that blissful smile when organic food is mentioned. Anyway, for those who still do not know where Wynward is, it's in that former Obrero Exit of Abreeza Mall, where the second set residential of condominiums are.
Just go in to Abreeza (the Seda entrance driveway), go straight till that closed exit. Just drive out, Abreeza is kind enough to allow residents caught in the land ownership dispute that has led to the road closure to use that exit anyway, for how else can they reach their homes. The courtesy is extended to visitors.
As soon as you exit from Abreeza area, right after the guardhouse, turn right at the first corner, it's just after the property fence and jsut after the big road hump. It's the first house to the left as the road turns right. You may not see the house because there's a vegetable garden covering it. Just find your space to park and walk in.