59C x Feliz Shares 3 Ways To Do Brunch With Mom
This Mother’s Day, why not share the perfect afternoon with the woman who has quite literally given us the world and more? Forget about the usual presents, flowers, and cards. This year, you can try out these delectable brunch ideas straight from 59C x Feliz for you and your mom to feast on.
59C now offers brunch by Feliz on weekends
The creative duo behind catering/takeaway brand Feliz, Chef Trish Cheung and Christine Locsin bring their spunky charisma and talents to life at 59C. Situated in buzzing Makati City, 59C is the brainchild of Chef Trish and her husband John Paul Cheung while on their honeymoon in Amsterdam. Observing coffee shops that provided a space for co-working, the newlyweds were inspired to bring this concept back to Manila.
Christine Locsin and Chef Trish Cheung
Since opening in 2016, 59C has evolved to become a quiet “Co-work” space from 9 am to 6 pm, which then converts to “Merry Time” from 6 pm to 1 am. And now, they’ve added weekend brunch to the mix.
Guests can now look forward to a brunch hour packed with all the guilty pleasures we look for, especially on a casual weekend. “Christine and I wanted to tap the local neighborhoods like Bel Air and Urdaneta Villages. I want mothers and families to come and eat here or grab a take out. We also now have a potluck menu for people to order in advance,” Chef Trish shares. Not only can you eat in or take out your orders, but you can also hold events at 59C, where Chef Trish can customize a menu to your liking, and Christine handles all your styling and decor needs.
Botanicals and floral arrangements by Christine
Together, Chef Trish and Christine have conceived a foolproof set-up, with three ways to prepare a brunch celebration for your mom on her special day, or actually, any day of the year.
1. Make breakfast for Mom with this sumptuous Spanish Egg Surprise from Chef Trish!
The Spanish Bread Egg Surprise is a flawless harmony of sweet and savory that will leave you more than satisfied. Homemade bacon cooked to a crisp sandwiched between fresh Spanish bread is topped with Chef Trish’s signature hollandaise and torched cheese. An unconventional take on Eggs Benedict—using Chef Trish’s favorite Spanish bread for added richness—this is a dish you never knew you needed. We’ve been craving it since.
Spanish Bread Egg Surprise
4 pieces Spanish bread
8 bacon strips
4 fried eggs
100 grams grated Gouda cheese
1. Deep fry bacon strips until crispy. Set aside and let cool.
2. Cut Spanish bread in half. Heat in butter in a non-stick pan to get a crunchy texture on the inside.
3. Place the heated Spanish bread on a plate. Add crispy bacon inside, then top with a fried egg.
4. Spoon hollandaise sauce (recipe below) over the sandwich. Add grated cheese, and torch or place under the broiler until cheese melts. Garnish with herbs or edible flowers.
Chef Trish torches the cheese on the bread
4 egg yolks
1 teaspoon lemon juice
1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted
pinch of cayenne pepper
pinch of salt
1. In a stainless-steel bowl, whisk egg yolks and slowly add lemon juice until mixture thickens and doubles in volume.
2. Place the bowl over a saucepan containing simmering water (double boiler), but don’t let the bowl touch the water in the pan. Continue to whisk rapidly. Be careful not to let the eggs get too hot or they will scramble.
3. Slowly pour mixture over the melted butter and continue to whisk until the volume doubles. Remove from heat and season with cayenne and salt.
2. If cooking isn’t your thing, you can order straight from Feliz’s potluck menu, and enjoy your meal in the comforts of your own home
Like many holidays, Mother’s Day can get pretty hectic, and sometimes the best way to celebrate our very own superwoman would be cozied up at home surrounded by family and a plethora of mouthwatering treats. Feliz has an extensive potluck menu for you to choose from including Asian selections like hand-chopped Siomai whether classic or truffle, Little Baos and Crispy Pork Rolls in a variety of flavors, Roast Soy Whole Chicken, and Good Earth Tea Room “Popoy’s Delight” or steamed fish with Yunnan ham. Other standouts include Rosemary Garlic Beef Belly and Rib-eye Steaks Bistecca Fiorentina Style. You can place your orders up to two days in advance and Feliz will ready your meals for pick up at 59C or via food delivery service.
Want to spruce up your home and add a touch of decor and flora? Christine will ensure you find your ideal Botanicals by Feliz table arrangements and bouquets for you to take home, too!
Customized arrangements for the home
Straight off the potluck menu, the Truffle Pasta is undoubtedly a crowd pleaser. Creamy truffle sauce and salami chips will have your family coming back for seconds
Truffle Pasta available by the tray
Feliz also offers hors d’oeuvre to make you feel as fresh as summer’s splendor. Options include cream cheese-filled macarons by Park Avenue Desserts finished with caramelized onions and pancetta.
Assorted savory canapés to go
Also offered is homemade liver pâté and strawberry mango jam on butter cake squares, and cheese balls made from in-house cheese spreads coated in sesame seeds, pistachios, or almonds, and topped with plump cherry tomatoes.
Cheese balls on toast
3. Opting for a unique brunch experience? Fear no more, because 59C has got you covered!
A medley of contemporary and rustic accents capped with a warm ambiance, 59C is an intimate hideaway for you and your mom to spend some much-needed quality time together, especially over brunch during the weekend.
A casual space perfect for a weekend brunch
Get cozy and indulge in heavenly dishes and drinks you will truly adore. Inventive, delightful, and pure bliss on a plate, the menu includes a variety of spreads—mushroom truffle, lumpfish caviar and salmon roe, cheese pimiento, etc.—served with crostini and white toast, along with the Spanish Bread Egg Surprise, among other brunch-friendly dishes.
The Brunchfast of Champions is truly just that. Homemade longganisa, bacon, and siomai lay on a bed of fried rice cooked with pork sausage and garnished with their very own pickled “Kool-cumber” (inspired by John Paul Cheung’s favorite strawberry Kool-Aid flavor).
Brunchfast of Champions offers Chinese and Filipino flavors in one big bowl
You can also quench your thirst with a calamansi fizz, iced tea, or go for the coffee-based classics. If you want a little kick, try out their Hendricks cocktail options, mimosas, or a personal favorite, the light and refreshing Frosé.
A welcoming, quiet space in the heart of the Makati CBD
When it comes to any holiday or celebration, nothing beats the gift of experience. “The experience sets you in a good mood, where you know it’s going to be a pleasant day. It’s nice to eat out or at home, somewhere comforting.” Christine says. If you opt to spend the day out, 59C is the perfect setting tucked away from the bustle of the city. Incredible food, inviting atmosphere, and fresh botanicals—you can’t go wrong.
59C is located at 59C Paseo de Roxas, Makati City. Follow on Facebook @felizdishanddetails and @59c, and Instagram @felizdishdetails and @paseo59c. For orders or inquiries, call (0917) 845-7967 (Feliz), (02) 501-9732 or (0966) 466-4294 (59C), or email [email protected]
Photographs by Gian Escamillas