First, let me warn you. This place is pricey. It also has a dress code so dapat hindi pambahay ang aura nyo. Medyo pang date naman and smart casual, pwede na :) Well, for us, students (ahem to my working friends) this entails a one thousand and more peso meal. At minimum. Lowest meal costs around P1450 and the most expensive costs around P17,000 EACH. Yes, each person. haha. And you also have to have a reservation (Thanks to Raiza and her cousin) :D They don’t allow walk-ins sa pagkakaalam ko.
So anyway, what matters naman is who you’re with and the whole experience which is surprisingly, worth it! haha We had lots of fun chit chatting and touring the restaurant. Let the pictures talk and tell their story na lang.
I also took a shot of their menu. Walang ginto ang pagkain nila. Sadyang ganyan lang. So better have cash when bet mo mag fly mo dito. or better, bring your parents along! ;) or your rich boylet. or kung sino man haha
Here’s the entrance. More vines and fresh air ang ganap nila. Very well maintained ang place. So I guess you’ll know where pumupunta yung earnings nila.
The door entrance.
The lobby with the owners’ ancestors. Parang old ancestral house slash hacienda sya turned into a resto. May victorian and old Spanish era ang feel.
And the stairs. More picture lang kami.
So here goes the foodam. We were served an appetizer of a bread with sesame seeds on top and butter. The butter was excellent. Pinapak ko nga eh hehe pero the bread was uhm, nothing special.
First we were served salad. It was nice, if you’re a salad freak. Pero if not, uhm, I don’t think you’d enjoy the salad. They call this their Antonio’s House Salad. I gave it a 7/10. Rai: 6/10. Dudday: “Hindi ko maubos!”
Then goes the highlight! Their Mushroom-Capuccino Soup! I thought medyo nabingi lang ako una, but no. Mushroom soup plus capuccino nga sya. Happiness! Weird pero ansarap! hahaha 11/10 ang score ko!
Here’s raiza after taking her first sip. All she said was “Ansaya!” Bongga to. “Looks weird at first pero it is really something good!”
Homemade Ravioli with Minted Veal Cheeks, Goat Cheese and Creamed Tartufo. Hmmm. Sorry, but we didn’t like this. Nothing really special about it. Turuan pa kami sino uubos. hehe
Organic-Free Range Chicken Leg Confit. (Fr. Antonio’s Farm) with Bourbon Tomato on Pesto Mascarpone Risotto. The chicken was nice naman, same as Max’s yung style. Pero ang bongga ay yung Risotto! Clap clap. First time ko to really taste one and well, I’m sorry to the future risottos na kakainin ko. My standards are up!
For our dessert, di ko na maalala mga exact na pangalan ng mga inorder namin. But this one is their flourless cake. Bongga naman. But I think I can bake a better tasting cake than this. hehe pero a must try kasi intriguing kasi flourless nga daw. haha
Here is Rai’s. Di ko maalala name neto eh pero neither the three of us enjoyed. Lasang gamot yung coffee ice cream on top of a meringue. And there was also something on top of the ice cream. Something something. hehe
And ofcourse, here comes the clap clap dessert. Choco terrine with pistachios. Basta sya yung pinakamahaba ang name sa menu ng dessert nila. Naintriga lang kami kaya inorder namin. Eto na talaga yon, very sosyal ang lasa and winner na winner. Can’t get enough! Chinika ko pa yung chef about this. I asked what’s the difference nya with gelato. Parang higher level pa daw sya ng gelato and less yung air and di sya madaling matunaw compared to gelato and our common gallon ice creams.
We were also served a very nice tea afterwards. :)
Here are more pictures of the place.
Overall the experience was worth it kasi I was with two of my best girlfriends. Sarap kwentuhan and tawanan. In terms of experience, I’d give it a 9/10. Pero yung food, extremes kasi. There were super nice and there were below average. Or maybe we had no idea lang what is really the best to order. Or baka naman yung tumataginting na 17k ang tunay na masarap haha. Anyway, it’s nice to go back here, but first siguro, ask for their bestsellers so it’s really gonna be worth every peso. ;D