I have these vouchers from Deal Grocer which was initially for me and Bhogs, but he needed to stay at work and finish an important job. I called my friend in jiffy and made sure to spare this day for the sake of friendship. Flushed with excitement, I jumped on a cab to Atelier 317 to meet my friend and her glamorous daughter, Sophie.
With chit-chats here and there...
Sophie had this scrumptious Truffle Mushroom Lasagna which goes with a side bowl of salad. So kind of the girl to have given me part of it, for me to taste or judge. She said it was ok, while finishing the dish. But for me, there is nothing quite the taste of truffles. It's expensive yet delicate and very gourmet. I would love to come back and have this again.
They however have the right to brag about their food. After all it is Chef Stephanie Zubiri's priced creation, after being trained at Le Cordon Bleu.
Going back to the food we had, Tricia had the finest time savoring the bowl of Balsamic Beef Adobo Flakes with Portobello Mushroom which was topped with a sunny side fried egg. The soft beef strips are made with US Black Angus Short Rib cooked with balsamic reduction sauce. As promised in the deal it has a few crispy shallots on top, which I thought would be served separately. Nonetheless, it was all good and thought of in a bit of healthy manner using red rice sinangag, according to my friend.
She didn't have the coffee by the way, and when I asked the wait-staff if we could replace it with a glass of iced tea, he said it was not suggested on the deal. But how can a free-flowing of what they said to be a good coffee kind compare to a glass of iced tea? Sigh.
Seeing the place busy with the chef running to and fro to assist the staff, we decided to have coffee and desserts somewhere else, since the mother and daughter tandem needed to shop for a gift for Tricia's mom.
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Next stop TWG at the Powerplant Mall at Rockwell.
Instead of coffee we had teas. My friend had ginger-based hot tea to help her with her sniffles.
TWG is known for a myriad of tea-infused food, and their macaroons seemed to be most notable on this.
All in all, it was an indulgent day with my friend and her daughter, after rounds of good food and conversations about motherhood and careers. At least I was able to spend a day living La Dolce Vita (the sweet life in Italian), even for just a day!
Address: Palm Rock Building, 6060 Palma cor Osias Street,
Poblacion, Makati, MM
(from Rockwell drive turn right on Palma after Ateneo and BDO)
Open Monday to Friday 11am to 11pm (last call 10pm) and Saturday 9am to 11pm and Sunday 9am to 4pm
For more information and reservations:
call 02-358-0987 or text 0917-830-8393
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