The mood was festive on Thursday evening as attendees came out to celebrate the newly opened Ruby Jack’s Steakhouse & Bar in Makati.
Ruby Jack’s Steakhouse & Bar is one of those restaurants where you just instantly feel at home. White tablecloths and billowing-but-tailored curtains create a cozy space out of the high-ceilinged room. In a surreal moment, it feels as though you’ve been magically transported inside a jewelry box, complete with a plush velvet lining.
Star-studded and intimate
Held amid the bustling Manila scene on a busy weeknight, Thursdays With Ruby served as the perfect midweek getaway for esteemed individuals looking to unwind and enjoy a night out last April 27.
Lifestyle Asia’s editor-in-chief Candy Dizon and Ruby Jack’s co-founders Matthew Crabbe and Nathan Smith hosted the soiree at the 50-seater steakhouse; the result was a grandiose yet intimate dinner affair.
Among the guests at the private event are Ruby Jack’s owners’ closest friends, including Candy Dizon, Christine Yap, Francis and Keri Zamora, and Bryan Yap.
A dynamic dining experience
The event is a dynamic dining experience that is as memorable as its menu. At the end of the long room, in the kitchen, Crabbe could be seen at the helm of the staff, ensuring that each plate that is served is artfully arranged.
The steak—an impeccable Tomahawk Steak Platter—is tender with mouthwatering marbling throughout, Ruby’s Caesar Salad is blanketed with shreds, not sprinkles, of cheese, and Miyagi oysters are shucked to order. The full-course meal was then topped off by elegant house favorites Double Baked Cheesecake and Half-Baked Cookie with Peanut Butter Ice Cream.
Midway through the feast, Dizon stood to thank all of the guests for their presence. “I hope that you do come back to Ruby Jack’s,” said Dizon. Smith followed with a speech showing appreciation to the Ruby Jack’s Manila team for their service and commitment to excellence throughout the event.
Finally, Frederick and Tiffany Siy, together with Crabbe, Smith, Dizon, as well as operations director Erwin Catihanan and marketing director Lorent Adrias, all raised a toast to the success of the new Ruby Jack’s branch. To cap off the evening, guests were presented with monogrammed wine glasses and the April issue of Lifestyle Asia magazine featuring actress-artist Solenn Heussaff.
Ruby Jack’s Steakhouse and Bar is located at the 2nd floor of The Shops Ayala Triangle Gardens, Tower 2, Paseo de Roxas cor Makati Ave. For reservations and inquiries, contact (02)7118-1025 or (+63)917-876-2522. For updates, follow them on Facebook or Instagram.