Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Been to Old Swiss Inn

Roger Federer is an accomplished tennis player. He has soo many fans from all over the world. It's funny though that the Swiss do not worship him of his playing prowess, not like Manny Pacquiao who's practically a national hero here in our country. There is only one reason for this: the Swiss expect the best from everyone. No wonder they create such quality products their brands are known for; like Nestlé, Rolex, Patek Philippe, Victorinox, Lindt, and even Mövenpick.

With this in mind, I expected nothing but the best going in Old Swiss Inn.

Friday, June 22, 2012

Mangetsu, a Full Moon's dinner


That means "hello" in Japanese. It's probably the only thing that I still retain from my Japanese audio lessons... aside from "Sumimasen, Wakarimasen." which means "I'm sorry, I don't understand." I could definitely start a conversation in Nihingo! :D I'll figure out soon how to insert "full moon" into that exchange. :D

On to dinner... 

6:30pm Saturday night in Jupiter Street, I was truly surprised that the whole place was fully reserved. And it's not a small joint, mind you. Thankfully, we were loaned a table but only until 7:30pm. Well, my companion did get a free burger in Burger Avenue once finishing off his huge burger in FIVE MINUTES with two minutes to spare. 1 hour dinner is surely manageable.

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Love Love Desserts

Do you just love desserts? Well, here's your must-visit destination: LOVE DESSERTS. You could've guessed that I'm sure.

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

My Kitchen by Chef Chris is My Delight

I've been planning to drive all the way to Pampanga just to dine in C' Italian. Thankfully, Chef Chris (the chef at its helm) has now brought to Manila through My Kitchen in Oasis Park Hotel. It's now 30 minutes away!

Monday, June 11, 2012

Good morning, Buon Giorno

On an impromptu trip to Tagaytay, along the lines of "Let's have some breakfast?" "Hmmm.. in Tagaytay?", we ended up in the Cliffhouse to try out Buon Giorno.

Nothing prepared us for this trip, just like no one prepared us for this restaurant. Buon Giorno means good morning and it did make our morning really good!

Saturday, June 9, 2012

1, 2, 3 Atelier 317

I'm a fan Ms. Stephanie Zubiri. I read her weekly column, Feast with Me, published on Philippine Star. She can spin a tale just like that and I get so engrossed even when I get nauseated reading in a moving car on the way to work. She makes me want to experience what she had experience, to taste what she had tasted! 

Imagine my delight when I learned I could taste her cooking (she trained with Le Cordon Bleu Paris!!!) through her private dining restaurant, Atelier 317. It took two attempts before I finally caught a weekend with a table for two available. They must be really busy!

Friday, June 8, 2012

Honey, Honey, let's visit Ilog Maria Honeybee Farm

Along the way to and from Tagaytay via Cavite is a small public secret. Like every tattletale/snitch, I would love to share this secret with everyone! (This is really the reason why I am blogging: to tell everyone the secrets I come to know! :D)

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Bisita in Taal Vista Lounge

It is said that it feels so good to eat yummy cold desserts during the scorching hot summer in the Philippines. If you ask me, it feels so good to eat these yummy cold desserts. Period. No matter what the weather, even when one is shivering with the cold already, a good old icy dessert is still welcome. And so during a cold, drizzly day in Tagaytay, we still ended up visiting Taal Vista for a quick sweet chilly snack.

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Za's Cafe and Hizon's on a Thursday

I have fond childhood memories in Za's Cafe and its twin Hizon's. Now, before you assume I'm THAT old, I'm not! It just so happened that my mother never failed to take us out to eat before going home every Thursday after P.E. or extracurricular activities days back when my siblings and I were studying in St. Jude. One of our favorite stops is Za's Cafe. Years later, we still crave for some dishes from this restaurant. Well, just two particular dishes actually. Tell you all about it later. :)

Friday, June 1, 2012

Romulo Cafe blew me away

If you're taking out your boyfriend's parents and they're the traditional Chinese kind, I'm sure you're tearing your hair out like I do each and every time. With "traditional Chinese", I mean 1.) very particular with cleanliness and look of the restaurant, 2.) very conscious of price, 3.) very criticizing of food. In a nutshell, very keen on AFFORDABLE FOOD PERFECTION. Is there really such a thing? 

If you are like me, do what I usually do. Pretend it's not your choice at all unless they're gushing about how good the dinner was! That's when boyfriend lets me take the pride of having made the reservations. Otherwise, he'd say it was his choice. Yup, lucky girlfriend. HA.HA. :) 

Thankfully, so far my effort in researching restaurants and checking reviews online have paid off. They are still under the impression that I have good taste in food. (Which is important since I think they're afraid that I'd feed their son oily, cholesterol-loaded food. Worse, with bad tasting unhealthy food. In short, they're afraid I'd kill their son early and unhappy from high-blood. Teeheehee.)

Romulo Cafe is another restaurant I recently added to my success list.