Philippine Tatler

THE RESTAURATEURS

ELBERT CUENCA

Owner and founder, Steak Room Concepts, Inc

“Oddly enough, I believe my big break came when Restaurant12 shut down in 2004. That allowed me to realise and learn from all the mistakes I made,” says restaurateur Elbert Cuenca. In 2007 he opened the widely successful, specialised dining concept, Elbert’s Steak Room. “This is what established my name in the industry.”

The owner of Elbert’s Pizzeria and a partner in Metronome, he says: “I endeavour to help educate

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