The purest and most thoughtful minds are those which love color the most.
Raffaele – Our Premise on Pizza…
I discovered Raffaele while browsing for places that used the color violet for their interiors.
The picture woke up my sleeping senses and instantly admired it. Much to my surprise, Raffaele is in Bay leaf Hotel which I intend to visit because of Cioccolata.
A cafe that boasts their famous Churros and since I’ve been loving the famous Churros from Dulcinea ever since college days. Eating it while hot and dipping it with a mini cup of equally hot chocolate, the happiness I get from the first to the last bite is still fresh in my mind.
Unfortunately, Cioccolata at that time is closed and is under renovation. Hmmmn (work mode!). We will go back to try it no matter what. =)
I discovered Cioccolata from a fellow blogger. He focuses on luxury hotels and the attractive photos of churros caught my attention instantly. I immediately type its’ name on my bucket list.
The lunch visit was so worth it since having a wood-fired pizza with my foodie buddy and the “TDF” gamberetti, specialty coffee as our drinks after a long walk in the Old Manila is something I sometimes consider as a nifty adventure.
Not to forget the stop-overs to that old Chinese restaurant where we had fresh lumpia, some hopia (violet ones =>) from Eng bee tin, and some siopaos too.
At Raffaele, Bay leaf, we finished our food even if we’re already loaded prior to that visit. (Literally Foodie!)
Evaluating their pizza comparing them from several parlors I’ve been to. The aroma of cooking it differently is what made it special. The dough is kinda creamy and chewy.
I knew there’s a lot more parlors I haven’t tried. Somehow, it also reminded us of Vieux Chalet. Though I voted for my top 12 in my opinion ( they are in random and weren’t listed according to their ranking). Bestie and I even planned to stay even for just a night after strolling at Ongpin to buy my mom’s medicines from China town.
We know for a fact that shopping in Divisoria or for that most part of the activity is a kind of retail therapy too, and when shopping, it is really tiring, so why not enjoy the comfort of their beds and probably dip in their pool in the morning before checking out. With all the tiresomeness of a usual week juggling work and errands at home is like being wrapped in a million concerns. Maybe it’s just right to give ourselves with some nice treats from time to time.
Our next stop might be one (or two) of the following:
– Acacia in Alabang
– Celeste in Pasay road
– My Kitchen by Chef Cris at The Oasis Paco Park Hotel
– Coffee.com at Hotel Jen (as requested by Jen!)
– Midas in Pasay
– B Hotel in Alabang (as requested by moi!)
– Henry Hotel in Pasay
– Azumi Hotel in Alabang
– Picasso in Makati
– Verbena in Tagaytay
Indeed, there’s a lot out there able to provide us some R&R and gastronomic delights. It’s all a matter of prioritizing and budgeting and time-management.
Crossing my fingers not to count months before we be able to do something like this again! Yey! ❤