Trattoria La Piazzetta: Italian Dining in Makati

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[@thefoodadvenchers] Pizza, pasta, gelato–Italians must have done something great in their lives to be blessed with a resplendent array of mouthwatering dishes. Truly rich in class and culture, Italy is that one country everyone has on their bucket list. Who does not dream of soaking up in a villa by the sea in Amalfi? Or walking through cobbled streets in Rome? Or riding your bicycle through lush greenery in Crema?

But while you are still saving up for that much coveted ‘Under the Tuscan Sun ala Diane Lane’ inspired vacation, Trattoria la Piazetta in Rockwell, Makati is here to make your Italian gastronomic adventures come to life.

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Trattoria, when translated in English, means an eating establishment that is less formal than a ‘ristorante’. Truly living up to its name of providing its patrons their much needed comfort and appetizing dining experience, La Trattoria is something you should experience for yourself.

But of course, more than the ambiance, it is the food that truly makes one’s experience memorable. We were lucky enough to have tasted some of their best-sellers, which are as follows:

LAMB CHOPS SCOTTATINO

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First on our plate is their lamb chops. It’s our first time eating lamb chops and to be honest, we were not really expecting much. However, what we loved about La Trattoria’s lamb chops is how fresh and tender they are. Our former student, Isabelle, who is very much a fan of lamb meat, could not stop gushing about how good La Trattoria’s are. What probably made it a winner is also the surrounding side dish such as the saute spinach, roasted potato, and the peperonata zuchini. It’s our first time tasting lamb chops, but thanks to La Trattoria, this wouldn’t be the last.

BLACK INK LINGIUNE

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Black is basic, they usually say. But do not let the monotony of this dish fool you. Cooked aglio olio style, the simplicity of the pasta complemented well with the taste of the crab meat and the sunny side up egg. Light and breezy. Perfect and easy. These are probably some of the best words to describe this dish. One trick that we learned while eating the dish is to squeeze in a bit of lemon juice into the pasta for more taste. The dish is a testament to the adage, ‘simplicity is beauty.’

GAMBERONI (KING PRAWNS) ALLA GRIGLIA BEG SALSA VERDE

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It truly is a handful to say, but this is one of the highlights of this dining experience. Five pieces of substantial king prawns, which are all freshly-grilled, will greet and tempt you.

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Our advice? Give in to the temptation and let these prawns make you imagine the azure coasts of Amalfi on a slow and steady Italian afternoon.

ALL-MEAT PIZZA

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Delizioso is an understatement to describe their pizza. One of the restaurant owners, Roberto, was generous and kind enough to specify to us how Neapolitan pizza is very much different from the pizza that we Filipinos have been accustomed to. For the longest time, we have seen how pizzas evolve from plain and simple to grand and festive. Toppings of various shapes and sizes dominate the pizza crust and while we revel in the feeling, La Trattoria would want to go back to the basics.

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Take this one for example. Although you only see cheese and pepperoni as its topping, do not be easily fooled. These two ingredients, plus the perfectly cooked crust inside the brick wooden oven, are enough to give you an ultimate and legit Italian pizza experience.

PANACOTTA

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To cap off a wonderful dining experience, they served us this mango panacotta, which did not disappoint. Light and tasty, this is definitely the best way to end a fine Italian dining experience.

This restaurant also serves quality yet affordable wines and beers. Check out their menu for their price list.

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If you are around the area, make sure to drop by their place and experience Italian dining at its finest. That afternoon went by quickly. With the amicable service of its staff and the warm welcome of Roberto, La Trattoria Piazetta is one of those dining experiences we shall never forget.

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Thank you La Trattoria la Piazetta for bringing the Italian vibe closer to the palates of Filipinos. “Mangiare per vivere e non vivere per mangiare.” (Eat to live, don’t live to eat)

Check us out on Instagram , Facebook for more travel and food advenchers. You may also check out our food buddy for this trip, our former student, Isabelle Prado on Youtube.

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Winter in Seoul: Top 10 Things To Include In Your Itinerary

All this Manila heat is definitely making us dream of snow-capped mountains, falling snow from the sky and the comfort of the cold breeze. While summer in the Philippines is one of our favorite things in life, we can’t help but reminisce our first winter season experience in South Korea.

If experiencing snow is part of your bucket list this year, let us help you plan your itinerary by giving you the top 10 things you can do during the winter season in the land of the morning calm, South Korea. Continue reading Winter in Seoul: Top 10 Things To Include In Your Itinerary

Caramoan Summer Adventure

(@thefoodadvenchers) Kadalasan, mas natutuloy ang lakad kapag biglaan. Tulad nitong Bicol trip na ‘to. Salamat sa ASEAN holiday, nagkaroon ng instant break ang maraming empleyado tulad naming mga teachers. Pagka-announce na mawawalan ng trabaho, text kami agad sa mga friends naming game sa gala. Minsan lang ‘to kaya dapat sulitin!

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Cake Boss: The Ultimate Boss of Bakers

Baking goodies is a sure way to make someone happy.
Just think of cookies, cupcakes, and other forms of pastry.
These are more than enough to cheer someone’s mood.
And probably end any petty feud.
If cooking and baking are your passions.
Check out Cake Boss and all their attractions.
Amazing baking wares is what they offer.
So that your baking career will surely prosper.

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Top Food Caterers in the Metro

Special celebrations are made more extraordinary
when we share them with people who are honorary.
But these moments are made more remarkable
in the company of great food served on the table.
But let’s face it, choosing a caterer is not really easy,
The long list of “the best of the best” might make you feel queasy.
But before you give up on that celebration,
and shout curses of eternal damnation,
You might want to consider paying The Big Banquet a visit,
to help you with your decision making
and put a stop to all those ranting and stressing.

THE BIG BANQUET 5
The Blue Leaf Events Pavillion
March 26, 2017 (Sunday)
http://www.thebigbanquet5.com
#thebigbanquet5
Powered by: Our Awesome Planet, San Miguel Lifestyle Brews, The Blue Leaf

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Choobi Choobi: Lingaw Lingaw Kaon!

Oslob, Kawasan, Bantayan are many of the reasons
why one should visit Cebu throughout the seasons.
Warm smiles, pristine beaches and delectable food
are but enough to excite one’s senses and mood.

But if the Queen City of South still sounds like a distant plan,
because of work and responsibilities weighing you down like a madman,
Choobi Choobi awaits every hungry Juan,
who is itching to try the Cebuano culture, and just everything under the sun.
Scrumptious selection of Filipino seafood dishes await,
tempting, luring and inviting you and possibly your date.

 Choobi Choobi
102 Panay Ave, Diliman, Quezon City
(02) 372 2654
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Beiruti Bite Express

we’ve heard tons and dozens of tales about the east
including stories of how grand they hold a feast
it would be magical to have a taste of every bit
but traveling to the Middle East, we just think we can’t commit
but good food will always have a way of finding a hungry soul,
to Beiruti Bite Express off we go, even without payroll

Beiruti Bite Express
Ground Floor, Market! Market!, BGC, Taguig City
10:00 am – 9:00 pm (mall hours)
0921-926-4635

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Bag of Beans Tagaytay

when the weight on your shoulders
feels like mountains and boulders,
pushing and weighing you down
and you have no choice but to just frown,
remember that Bag of Beans is just a few hours drive
delightful food and picturesque view giving you a high five,
you’d really tell yourself, “I’m so lucky to be alive!”

Bag of Beans Cafè and Restaurant, Inc.
Athena Branch
1215 Gen. E. Aguinaldo Highway, Silang Junction, Tagaytay City
046-413-4522

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Megawatt: Pizza.Chicken.Burrito

If at the end of the day
you find yourself filled with grey,
and you just wanna blow your fuse up-
Head over to this place with your little pup,
Megawatt is ready to rev your engines up!
Their food will recharge any brownout soul,
amplifying your mood with that much needed joule-
and no, they won’t short-circuit you,
cause good food awaits to zap you through and through.

Megawatt
A, 41 N Domingo St, Quezon City, 1112 Metro Manila
501 2987
Mon- Sat 11:00 am-9:30 pm
Sun 9:00 am – 9:30 pm

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Boracay Toilet Restaurant

when you hear of Boracay you think of the stunning beaches
and probably the warm smiles on people’s faces
from Station 1 through Station 3, the fun just never stops
from sunrise and even until the sun drops
but who would’ve thought that somewhere along in this paradise
exists a restaurant that for others, might not smell really nice! 
ever heard of Boracay Toilet?
wait, did I see you just fidget?
humour us and read through this post
we promise you, it’ll be worth the cost

Boracay Toilet Restaurant
Balabag Plaza, Station 1 5608 Boracay
0915-311-0736/ 0917-826-8001
11:00 am- 2:00 pm/ 5:00 pm- 10:00 pm

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