Talk of the Town: The Harlan + Holden Glasshouse at Rockwell
Power Plant Mall’s recent facelift is an exciting development. But apart from all-new dining spots inside the building, a contemporary glass structure just across the mall has been generating considerable buzz.
This trendy new fixture in Rockwell’s urban landscape is Harlan + Holden Dine’s Rockwell Glasshouse, the lifestyle retailer’s biggest dining venture yet.
Sitting on a lush plot of land surrounded by greenery, the restaurant is housed in a glass pavilion, mimicking the feel of a modern-day greenhouse. Inside, diners get ample natural light through ultra-modern glass exteriors and a subdued palette of color conceptualized by Copenhagen-based design firm GamFratesi.
In an ode to nature, trees decorate the interiors, alternating between powder blue booths and wooden tables. Similar to Harlan + Holden apparel, Glasshouse evokes a simple and relaxed mood, suitable for both laid-back Sunday brunches or Saturday night celebrations, but still very much in tune with what’s in vogue. Every design aspect, down to its golden utensils and pale blue ceiling-to-floor curtains, thoughtfully contributes to the overall aesthetic that stays true to the Harlan + Holden name.
Inside Rockwell Glasshouse
Before there was Glasshouse, in the last quarter of 2017, Harlan’s dining component introduced its Greenbelt Pod, a smaller venture situated in Greenbelt 3, which served as a sort of launchpad for the meals that Glasshouse now offers.
Undoubtedly, it’s the breezy and light space that first draws diners in, but the menu is just as attractive, a product of Harlan + Holden’s long-time commitment to its gastronomic Healthy Mondays. This endeavor has been promoting the goodness of clean and healthy eating through gluten-free offerings and delectable vegan pastries and meals.
Gluten-free vegan banana pecan muffin
The fare itself is simple and unassuming. Glasshouse’s menu consists mainly of salads,
Bottarga pasta; Fried Portuguese sardines with garlic red rice and eggs.
Homemade corned beef rice bowl; Parma ham and Emmental cheese sandwich
Harlan + Holden’s Rockwell Glasshouse, Rockwell Center, Makati, 0917.109.2156.