Friday, November 24, 2017

Amici, #BestWhenShared

Amici si nasce, non si diventa.
Above is a famous Italian quote which I saw painted on a wall in a restaurant, sometime during our trip to Verona.  In English, it's translated as "Friends are born, not made."

Since then, whenever I see an Amici branch, it reminds me of that quote, as "amici" means friends, plural for amica or amico, and it does not stop there, it reminded me as well of the aroma that permeated inside Italian "pizzerie" or pizza houses, the aroma of flatbreads being baked in stone or brick ovens, add to that the whiffs of herby and meaty aromas.

Oh dear, enough with the Italian words, let's go on and explore authentic Italian flavors appealing to the Filipino palate.


I guess you know where I am referring to - where else but Amici.

This time, to check out their new pizza varieties, we visited their Greenhills branch.  And I was so astonished with Chef Paulo Moran's new creation.  Some said it was very for the millennials but I beg to disagree, I'm a Gen-X and I love every single new item in the menu. 



Their staying true to their hashtag #Bestwhenshared, so when you order an appetizer for a big group, better have the Trio Platter.

The huge plate has mozzarella fritto (sticks), chicken tenders and deep fried Italian chips which comes with pomodoro and honey mustard dips.



It was my first time to try their Pollo Arrostito, one of their best-sellers.  It's baked chicken,, heavily infused with rosemary and garlic, served with buttered vegetables. I love that they serve it with it's own dripping, just like how we love it at home.  When I actually make something like this at home, I serve it in the baking dish it was cooked with and my kids with scrape of the drippings that have hardened and they would drizzle some of the sauce out of it on rice.


Speaking of their new pizza creations, here's something to rival others' commercial all-meat pizza - Carne Fuego.

This new breed of meaty pizza has an assortment of toppings such as spicy Italian sausage, bacon, pepperoni, ham, mozzarella and Parmesan cheese, which at every bite comes a spicy kick at the end.


This next pizza will definitely knock your socks off and will instantly gain popularity in the pizza-loving community.  Meet Smoked BBQ Pork Pizza and it's sister ingredient, fresh lettuce in garlic and mustard dressing.

At first glance, it may look not-so-interesting enough, but when yo bite into it, an explosion of flavors gust in your mouth, with the texture and taste of pulled pork in Hickory BBQ Sauce and caramelized onions.  Wait until you get to top the lettuce on it and it will be more interesting of a topic than your Ex. 

lettuce salad for the Smoked BBQ Pork Pizza




If you're still have not been sold to the idea of topping your pizza with some fresh greens, how about a pizza that's loaded with every yummy ingredient you can think of but the sink...get it? Huh? Everything but the sink...

Because Il Supremo pizza can actually be described as such. Imagine sliced Italian sausage, ham, pepperoni, mushrooms, bell peppers, onions, black olives, anchovies, mozzarella and Parmesan cheese dumped into one pizza, yes, a slice of good vibes won't hurt.


Lastly, another modern take on pizza-making is this Honey-Sriracha Chicken Pizza.  My personal choice as it has two of my favorite kitchen staples, which I never imagined to work well in a pizza.


If you think they only serve savories, think again, with a sister restaurant that rocks the world of dessert, you wouldn't have a shortage in sweets for your cravings.

To add to the bevy is Coffee Honeycomb Crunch, for a very affordable price of PHP 775.00 (whole), PHP 110.00 (slice), this would be the perfect sweet ending to either your family's or barkada's meal.





Amici
Greenhills Branch

Address:  Ground Floor, 101 Missouri Square, 
                Missouri Cor. Connecticut St.,
                Greenhills, San Juan City

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