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Black Sheep Coffee (Manila): Good Coffee, Popcorn, and a few Negronis

Black Sheep Coffee (Manila): Good Coffee, Popcorn, and a few Negronis

Black Sheep Coffee at the S’ Maison is one badass coffee nook and this place would top our most frequented coffee shop. Find out why. #FatGirlsDayOut

Mad Mark’s Creamery and Good Eats: Solid Food Grub as Always

Mad Mark’s Creamery and Good Eats: Solid Food Grub as Always

I would definitely still vouch for the VALUE FOR MONEY line without compromising quality. You’d be able to enjoy a good old steak plate for less than 500php. Generous serving, attentive wait staff, and their ice creams are still really good.

Fienstra at Solaire: Unlimited Italian Oysters and Beyond- Aperitivo Epico

Fienstra at Solaire: Unlimited Italian Oysters and Beyond- Aperitivo Epico

What is an Aperitivo? Aperitivo is similar to the American “Happy Hour”, but it means much more to the Italians. Aperitivo is a northern Italian tradition, where you have a  pre-meal drink with light snacks or finger food that’s designed to stimulate your appetite for dinner. Well, let us tell you again about our Aperitivo experience where we had another, yet memorable Friday evening over at Finestra in Solaire Resort & Casino as we enjoyed free-flowing cocktails, wine, and of course air-flown fresh oysters from Italy.

 

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Pick your favorites from Finestra’s Happy Hour beverage selection of wines, beers, and Italian-inspired cocktails: Prosecco Toso, Trebbiano Trebi, Montepulciano Moda, Aperol Mojito, Negroni Sbagliato, Sicilian Sunset, Cardinale, Garibaldi, Beautiful Incident, and Peroni.

***Complete menu here

Italian Oysters

With their briny liquid and velvety mouthfeel, their gorgeously mottled shells and in-the-raw presentation, one can never have enough of this wonderful gift from the sea.

 

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Sharp saltiness may give way to its subtle sweetness, mild brininess transitioning into a clean taste. These 0ysters  are fresh, soft, creamy, and bursting with umami to the taste.

When enjoyed with the right wine other curated cocktails, the robust flavor of the oysters will truly come out making it an unforgettable experience.

Drinks we recommend

 

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Negroni Spaglito, it’s a gin-based drink topped with orange zest. The orange scent fills your nostrils every time you take a sip. It’s a bit stronger than the two other drinks. This rendition is lighter and more refreshing. 

 

 

Cicchetti

Also sometimes spelled “cichetti” or called “cicheti” in Venetian language are small plates of food that you could nibble in between glasses of wine.

  • Calamari Fritti
  • Roman Rice Pilaf
  • Ham & Cheese Croquettes
  • Tomato Bruschetta
  • Anchovies and Mozzarella Crostini

 

 

Aperitivo Epico happens every third Friday of the month and it already started last October 19th from 5:30 pm to 10:30 pm. Reasonably priced at 1,295php ++ (*Price is inclusive of VAT and subject to service charge).

 

Why Go?

There are many ways to end the week right and experiencing Apertivos with Finestra at Solaire is highly recommended. From the moment you enter the door, you are welcomed into this world of glitz and glamour and given the royal treatment. The price point is justifiably a solid good value for money. You’d be spending the same amount also somewhere in Poblacion or BGC where the crowd is too rowdy, parking spaces are scarce, combined with mediocre food & service. As for the Fat Girls Day Out crew, we’d rather be spending our Friday evenings with somewhere worthwhile.

This is THE experience you want to have on your next Friday night. A night of carefree worry, care, laughter, and delicious bites.

 

FINESTA ITALIAN STEAKHOUSE

  • Solaire Resort & Casino, Aseana Avenue, Entertainment City, Parañaque
  • Call 888-8888 for reservations.
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Engage with us; experience@fatgirlsdayout.com or fatgirlsdayoutph@gmail.com

Find us at Klook PH should you want to join us during our #DayOut. Adult Field trip, yes?

CHEAP EATS SERIES: Seoulgyupsal (Tomas Morato)

CHEAP EATS SERIES: Seoulgyupsal (Tomas Morato)

For our Cheap Eats Series, we want to share this pretty interesting Korean restaurant called Seoulgyupsal Korean BBQ in Tomas Morato, Quezon City that offers unlimited Korean BBQ that you could grill without time limit for just 399php.

Waterside at Solaire: A Very Meaty Indulgence Indeed

Waterside at Solaire: A Very Meaty Indulgence Indeed

Waterside at Solaire promises an unforgettable all-you-can-meat experience. Indulge in their premieum churrasco selections and unlimited drinks this October.

DA GIANNI CUCINA : Where Family and Food are Taken Very Seriously.

DA GIANNI CUCINA : Where Family and Food are Taken Very Seriously.

In Westgate Alabang, there’s a relatively new Italian restaurant called Da Gianni Cucina Italia. You’ve probably heard or read about this from the local show business and celebrity social media feeds that a local A-celebrity owns this restaurant. By celebrity we mean, Matteo Guidicelli. As skeptics that we are, we already have set our own subjective bias that most celebrity-owned restaurants are just mere hypes and are just capitalizing on their fame to lure in customers. Da Gianni proved us wrong. We dropped all our notions, savored each dishes with an open mind, and listened to the Guidecelli’s family back stories on how they curated each menu selections.

Da Gianni is everything you want in a casual neighborhood Italian restaurant —flattering lighting, plenty of exposed brick, terra-cotta floors, and wood tables with just the right amount of space between one another. The best part, though, Alabang’s laidback ambiance perfectly compliments this restaurant’s character. You are expected to stay long, enjoy a hearty meal, and save some space for dessert.

 

A Story Worth Telling

Da Gianni is named after the Guidecelli’s most loved grandfather who always expressed his wish to put up his own restaurant.  This is actually their second, the first one being Trattoria Da Gianni in Cebu. Born in Northern Italy, Gianni grandfather to Giorgia, Matteo, and Paolo, moved to the Philippines in the 1970’s, fell in love with the country, and never left. A family who’s fond of home cooking from their own kitchen instead of eating out.

Gianni a few years later, leaving two of his helpers, Antonia and Jean, with no one to attend to any longer.  The idea to put up a family restaurant has always hung over the head of Gianluca. Hence, Trattoria da Gianni (Cebu) was created. Puttin up this first restaurant gave Antonia and Jean something to look after now as they are the head chefs of the Cebu and Alabang restaurants.

 

FGDO Favourite Dishes

Freshly made kinds of pasta, from scratch sauces, premium Italian cheese and cold cuts, hearty soups, and probably the best dessert selections.

 

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Formaggio Tomino 

Grilled Tomino cheese wrapped in prosciutto and served with arugula and cherry tomatoes. A perfectly balanced bite of melted cheese, salty prosciutto, earthy meaty arugula, and the acidic cherry tomato.

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Quattro Formaggi with Truffle Paste Thin crust topped with four types of cheese topped with truffle paste. 
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Bolzico Beef

Organic, grass-fed and 21 days wet-aged beef served with grilled vegetables. Take a slice then sprinkle a bit of  Himalayan pink sea salt and fresh pepper.

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Tiramisu Alla Nonna Savoyards ladyfingers, coffee, mascarpone cream, and cocao powder. Each bite starts at the bitter cacao powder and cream then you get hit by the strong coffee taste and finish with the tangy orange peel.
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Italian Lemon Sorbet Smooth iced lemon with a nice ta guy taste served inside a lemon fruit.

 

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Why Go?

This casual Italian restaurant is cozy, straightforward, and unpretentious. Their dishes are comforting and the most important part of all is the taste. Come for a strong offering of classics executed really well, with one of the city’s best Caprese salads. No shortcuts and no substitutions. A true Italian home cooking passed on through generations.

 

 

Their food is worth the splurge. It’s a great place to treat yourself for a hearty meal, impress your family & friends by treating them for brunch, and dinner dates.

 

Da Gianni Cucina Italiana Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

 


Engage with us; experience@fatgirlsdayout.com or fatgirlsdayoutph@gmail.com

Find us at Klook PH should you want to join us during our #DayOut. Adult Fieldtrip, yes?

 

 

 

MANGO TREE, BGC: A Modish Fine Dining Thai Restaurant

MANGO TREE, BGC: A Modish Fine Dining Thai Restaurant

A fusion of delightful dishes makes a restaurant stand out from the rest. Maintaining a good portfolio of food for the past years makes you more credible on your craft.

Bistro Remedios: Comfort Food Since 1984

Bistro Remedios: Comfort Food Since 1984

Today the Remedios circle is home to three LJC establishments, Bistro Remedios, Café Adriatico, and Polka Dot Bakeshop. Bistro Remedios can be found right around the Remedios circle. It first opened its doors in 1984 and was named after the street it was on. It’s that place with the wooden door and green roof.

 

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The moment you step in, it’s like going back in time. Antique fixtures, furniture, and art from local artists herald their walls and bring back the Old Manila charm. A live ensemble of Filipino Folk singers serenades you, as you have a traditional Filipino meal.

 

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Pako at Itlog na Maalat 

Forest ferns, itlog na maalat and a light salad dressing.

 

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Knockout Kare-Kare

Crispy and tender Crispy Pata and a vat of thick peanut sauce. Whenever you think whether you’ll order the Kare Kare or Crispy Pata, Bistro Remedios, bring you both in a single platter. The sauce is perfect with the tender meat of the Kare-Kare and a nice crunch in between each bite.

 

 

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Binusog na Pusit sa bawang

Squid stuffed with tomatoes and onions, grilled then topped with heaps of crunchy garlic. Each bite burst flavors into your mouth. Tender squid with the garlic is just delicious.

 

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Bamboo Rice

Glutenous rice with mushrooms, chicken cooked in a bamboo shoot. The sound of the bamboo resonating, as the waiters, come nearer to serve you this dish. Warm, rich, and comforting.

Ang Bistro sa Remedios is the perfect place to visit if you want no-frills honest to goodness traditional Filipino fare. From the moment you step in, until the end of your meal, you get to experience Filipino hospitality at it’s finest.

 

Why LJC Matters

The LJC Group has created a number of different restaurants that has been consistent across all venues. They offer Filipino families with traditional home-style meals that meant to be shared. Their no-frills approach and generous use of key spices for Filipino cuisine are unparalleled in making each of their dishes “Malinamnam” or strong umami flavors that keep us coming back. Take a break from your ‘instagrammable’ restaurants or photo perfect food. This is where it’s at. Like we always say the flavor is king.

 

Note: Click the Zomato banner for their full menu, price point, map, and reservations details.

Bistro Remedios Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

Gloria Maris (Alabang): Grandeur, Modernity and Consistency.

Gloria Maris (Alabang): Grandeur, Modernity and Consistency.

Gloria Maris is consistent, impressive, and grand. Whether you go for dim sum or hot pot, or a graceful lauriat. I like their elegance but still has this approachable ambiance. Solid facilities that are conducive to family celebrations, knowledgeable staff, and of course their wonderful dishes.