Here we go again, to antonio’s! =)

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The secret to living well is to eat half, walk double, laugh triple, and love without measure.

Tibetan Proverb

It’s my only son’s birthday, and this time, we choose to dine at: Breakfast at Antonio’s. When it comes to picking a restaurant to bring loved-ones, my first choice is Tagaytay. Name it, they have it. It also gives comfort that they have recovered in no time after the eruption of Taal Volcano earlier this year. Not only that, the pandemic took its’ toll on most food businesses, some even had to shut down.

And when it comes to these three qualifications of mine: Good food, service and interior design. Any individual will of course look for good food when it comes to choosing restaurants. Next then is service when every concern is addressed with a smile. And not only what pleases our tummies but our eyes as well. I’d go for interiors. What I mentioned above have consistently met by Antonio’s.

The challenge here is going there and how are we going to enjoy eating out in pandemic times.

It was a surprise that it took us longer to get there, given that it is a weekend, we still expected that there”ll be less traffic. However, Tagaytay must have been loved by so many, most known food spots are on queue. To cut sharing this experience short, when sitted, we placed our orders from their menu without the traditional menu. We were directed to their menu from their website so as to limit contracting the famous virus.

For my son, he got Beef Tapa in Soya Garlic Semi-Sweet Marinated Sirloin, Kimchi Fried Rice (mild spice) and some beans which he gave to me. =p

It’s funny that we consumed first, this Apple crumble while waiting for our food. As usual, it didn’t take them more than 15 minutes to serve all of our orders.

Jen took the Housemade tortillas. With seven different dips. Green Salsa, tomato salsa, cheese sauce, guacamole, red Beans, ground beef and Jalapeños.

And just in time when we finished it, to our delight, all of our food were served. My original choice would take 20 minutes to serve so I had to make a second choice.

Apparently, I opted for pizza and it was everyone’s favorite especially my son.

Meatloaf for Gracee. =)

Jen’s roasted chicken and fries.

This soup came with waffles.

We opted for their specialty juice blends knowing they’ve been using the freshest fruits from different farms in Tagaytay. And because we were having coffee at Bag of Beans after. =)

Look how elegantly they do their packaging. ❤

Please keep in touch for my next blog: Bag of Beans =)

Believe me, there are other sumptuous dishes in their menu and it’s really just a matter of choosing your favorites. All safety measures were practiced, there are sanitizers and tissues in every corner. And time and again, I fell in love with their interiors, it’s my first time here at Breakfast at Antonio’s. And I’m so glad I did. =)

From where we park, is this. All of their locations has this signature name at the back of the restaurant giving guests a good view of the Taal volcano.

The Antonio’s Group of Restaurants is a Filipino owned restaurant. Setting forth gastronomic experience to its’ clientele.

It is located at Emilio Aguinaldo Highway Barangay, Tagaytay, 4120 Cavite. You can contact them at:  (046) 413 0738.

Breakfast Buffet at Hotel Jen

All happiness depends on a leisurely breakfast. ~ John Gunther

It has been a habit of mine to check if a hotel provides free breakfast as a perk. Normally, breakfast in bed. =) At Hotel Jen, what they offer is the Buffet breakfast at Latitude Restaurant located at the lobby.

The variety of choices ranges from Asian and International cuisine. I searched for dried fish, popularly known here in our country as a staple breakfast among other delis, is the “danggit”, it actually originated from the Visayan region, and is best with fried rice and tomatoes. If you are not from the Philippines, it is definitely one of our viands that you want to try. And “dilis” and “tuyo” both of which are dried fish too.

The second thing I surveyed is the Omelette station, Yay! It’s usually tomatoes and mushroom for me. This time, I tried it with bell peppers and cheese.

Jen, on the other hand, tried everything! =)This perk is a rare chance for us to enjoy our favorites just right in front of us.

Loving fresh fruits!
Cereals! =) ❤ 🙂

By the way, for those checked-in guests, they can enjoy free buffets for their kids (maximum of two kids) under the age of 6, and for those 6 years old and above, a 50% discount is given. Isn’t it a nice treat?

Check them out, as when you happen to be in Roxas boulevard, Latitude welcomes walk-in guests too.

This is the counter typically mobbed. =) The Coffee station! Took me a while to get this shot. #freshlybrewed

Fresh fruit juices.
Salad bar.

Our solid breakfast’s finale, are different types of pastries and breads. And you can warm them too. We had the sweet ones as dessert. =)

Here is how we started the day off right.

Condiments “All you can!”

It was literally a heavy breakfast for us since it’s going to be a very busy day with a lot of walking too. As included in our itinerary is to visit the museums. =)

I also noticed the vigilance of the Restaurant Manager if there are empty serving trays, they are immediately refilled. The staff are very helpful too. Great service for me. Their food offerings are both healthy and indulgent. So, it’s your call. =)

You can contact them at: 02-795-8888 for Reservation. They have lunch and dinner buffet too. Bon Appetit! =)

Featured image courtesy of: https://www.hoteljen.com/manila/roxasboulevard/photos-videos/

And they call it “Brekkie”!

And they call it “Brekkie”!

“All happiness depends on a leisurely breakfast.” ~John Gunther~

Nowadays, I hear things that I don’t practically understand, millennial terms that I need to ask my son its’ meaning even how it is pronounced. He helps me update my vocabulary especially that I blog/ write. Like “rad” (cool or edgy), “meme”, “sepanx”, “salty”, “fleek”, “bae”, “adulting”, “chill”, “squad goals”, “instagrammable”, “yolo” or “fomo”, “FC” (feeling close), to mention a few.

There’s one term that I’m really loving lately: “Brekkie!”

I see it everywhere!

So since I’m loving this word, and literally loving having it, I might as well blog about it, I only have a few photos as references, but I’ll start collecting. You may contribute and add one here if you wish so, and I’ll try it if time (and budget) permits me!

Thanks in advance! =)

My birthday breakfast! ❤ sausage, pepperoni, bacon, sauteed mustard leaves, and sunny side-up. =)
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That famous “Spam” puts smile on our faces, my son used to ask what is it about Spam, it tastes so good for so many.
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And another we really love is bacon! =) Dried fish or “dilis” with tomatoes is a winner for me too. =)
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We aren’t much of a corned beef lover unless it’s our preferred brand: Purefoods. =)
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Hotdogs have always been a favorite. Let’s face it, it’s been there since we’re still kids.
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And pancakes are better when you put some cheese bits on the batter. Try it! =)
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Pork tapa specially done (and marinated for a few days) by my late father is one of  our favorites too!
I loved the mushrooms from “The Gardens”…
bfast
I had this on our first day at Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar in Bataan.
While this happens to be a breakfast buffet at “Rustic Mornings” in Marikina.
bad bfast
Bad Late night breakfast… #chicharonbulaklak
From “Just like Home”…=)
Sulyap Gallery Cafe
Acua Verde, Batangas
sunnies
And my favorite bacon & cheese omelet from Sunrise buckets…=)
brekkie 9
2 kinds: Dangit and longganiza at Casa Almarenzo, Bolinao, Pangasinan
purple tree
Purple tree. A simple breakfast composed of rolls and mushroom omelet paired with hot chocolate and coffee.. =)
Daing na bangus from Pancake house. =)
Omelet from Pancake house! =)
From the “Morning After”. #alldaybreakfast

Jen my foodie buddie promised me weeks ago that she will treat me to another breakfast place: “Eggs for Breakfast”, she has spotted it on her way home to Antipolo and we’ve been meaning to visit it soonest. And definitely I shall add it here. =) I recently found one in Alabang too, “Bean & Yolk”.  Any suggestions please? =)

RUSTIC MORNINGS by Isabelo…

Rustic Mornings by Isabelo…

“To eat is a necessity, but to eat intelligently is an art.” ~La Rochefoucauld~

I’m off to my tour of duty eastbound. My foodie buddy accompanied me to accomplish a task somewhere in Rizal. It was almost 1:00pm when we we’re halfway through and felt the need to refuel. I’m referring to our stomachs. Ehehe! And we’re still in Marikina when we felt like we haven’t eaten for days to think we just had coffee and some pastries from a favorite coffee shop in Gateway Mall a few hours ago..

So, we asked the driver if he can refer to us a good place to eat. And he instantly replied “Sa Isabelos!” So we asked him where is it located and he directed us to a tricycle to bring us there. The funny thing is it was a blessing in disguise since we are eyeing this place only that we knew it as “Rustic Mornings by Isabelo”… That chic resto in Marikina. And so it is. “Isabelo’s” and “Rustic Mornings” is but one and the same… 

st name
The name where they got it…

signage
Isabelo’s..

bountiful
Bountiful!

Upon reaching the place, we immediately headed to the counter and requested for the menu. The smiling attendant handed it to us, however, while browsing, she informed us and apologized at the same time that we can not order “Ala Carte” from the menu since Fridays are meant for their “Buffet promo”. And it was a Friday! Of all days!!!

the bar
Nice bar..

bacon bar
This signage is everywhere..=)

welcome door
Welcome!

no left over signage
Okaaay!=)

yare ka
Lol!

Jen is okay with it while I was half-hearted because I could not maximize buffets. Though since we’re famished and tired, we agreed to have our lunch there. Buffet! Oh well.

I enjoyed the ambiance more than the food. I was wary of the combinations. It looked confusing to me. But then, it might be absurd to get the buffet and not enjoy it. So I got my plate and choose what fits my palate.

I am actually trying to decide if I’ll have brunch or full lunch and thinking of the distance of our destination. I ended up choosing rice over bread. Besides, I prefer rice over bread ever since. =)

omelet
Omelet station…

jams
Jams!

bfast buffet
The spread for breakfast…

bfast buffe
Enticing…

bacons
Yey! Bacon!!!

It’s just confusing where will I combine the bacon, rice or bread, bread or rice.  Rice! =)

So, here’s what I’ve got:

my food
I consumed all of it, promise! Except for the Kafta balls due to its’ spiciness. We informed the attendant ahead of time to avoid being charged for not consuming everything on my plate. They are very considerate. =)

Jen, tried all these except for the pasta:

soup
I had this too..

rice
And a cup of this..

pasta
We missed this one..

kafta balls
Too spicy so I asked the attendant if I can leave this on my plate… I am not the “spicy girl” right!?

chicken
Kinda like this even if if chicken is an enemy…

bbq
I loved this!

bangus
We skipped this too!

buffet lunch
The whole spread for lunch..

And here’s what I enjoyed more:

tiled floor 2
The art all around..

Of reds!

twin bells
Twin bells..

rose tiles
Roses in their tiles..

red rose frames
I must conclude the owner(s) love roses!

pots collection
And another one in the dining hall..

pantone
This Pantone mug made me think why I didn’t have the Pantone 265 C! (–,)

three roses
She loves roses!

Of blues!

welcome door
Main entrance..

tiled floor
Dining area..

spoons
Dessert spoons..

peacocks
I love peacock feathers. We have this displayed in our sala when I was a child in our ancestral home in Binan..

mosaic tiles
You can choose to dine here or in the cabanas outside..

fvrt jar
My favorite of all the blues..

foto bomber
This niche gave me an idea for my violet stuff at home..

blues on niches
Isn’t it so lovely?

foyer
foyer…

The “Al Fresco vibes”

varying tiles
Rustic and shabby..

the one i always see in d pic
And homey..

cats
Blue cats!

bible verse
A lot like this were framed everywhere..

antique pics
Vintage photos..

al fresco
And the vintage bottles too..

The charms!

charms 2
Loved the tiles in yellow roses..

charms 1
And these charms..

charms
One of the cabanas..

Jen, tried everything and got bloated after. ehehe… Anyway, as it turns out, this accidental very heavy lunch, I won’t go that far to claim it’s one of the best buffets, since I am not much into buffets, still we enjoyed it. I didn’t feel bad not trying everything. Honest. Even if I am bacon junkie, though the “not that crispy” version, the sight of it filled me up right away. Everything felt good with bacon! =)

bacons
Yey!

I am now enjoying a lot of country – side food spots in my homeland. And will continue to hunt! =) There are actually a lot out there. Till then!

If you happen to be in Marikina? Drop by here, it would be a one of a kind experience. =)

Blue plus red equals = violet!

purple tile
(–,)

me n jen
Happy tummies! =)

Rustic Mornings is located at:

11 Isabelo Mendoza Street, San Roque, Marikina City. You can contact them thru the following numbers: 02-425-8610, 02-681-2461