Saturday, February 23, 2013
Antonio's Restaurant, Tagaytay
Antonio's Restaurant is located in Tagaytay City which is a popular weekend destination and a short ride from Metro Manila. Taal Volcano rises from the waters of Taal Lake. It is one of the most active volcanoes in the Philippines. The second Antonio's restaurant (called Breakfast at Antonio's) has a commanding view of the lake and also serves lunch and dinner from the breakfast menu.
This foyer impresses from the outset. Red paint on the walls provide a warm setting for the personal photos and antique "santos". This room evokes old world charm.
The lower dining room is a spacious and elegant room, perfect for large parties. The black and white tiles spell classic!
I dined alfresco beside the carp pond. It was a delicious visual treat to be surrounded by overgrown ferns and tropical flora. While the ambiance was casual and relaxed, this restaurant is home to fine dining and guests behaved accordingly. Hence the conversations around me were hush hush. No flip flops nor tshirts allowed.
I ordered the crab ravioli with kaffir tomato coulis. It was unfortunate that the kaffir tomato coulis overwhelmed the crabmeat in the ravioli. All meals are prix fixe so my lunch came with soup du jour, house salad, dessert and coffee or tea. Other drinks are extra. My dessert of choice, Afffogato de Amaretto, was calorifically luscious. Gratuity is included in the total bill. I paid about P2,300 for my lunch (I had a half carafe of mango juice). Its best to make reservations in advance. Price range of a meal: $$$
Purok 138, Barangay Neogan
Luksuhin, Mangas Rd
4120 Tagaytay City, Batangas
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Images by TravelswithCharie