Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Paparazzi Birthday Dinner ^_^

Time does fly! I can't believe I am posting about our birthdays again...but very happy to be doing so =)

It's the birthday of my bf....this year he chose Paparazzi, Edsa Shangrila Hotel, to celebrate his birthday. We actually celebrated his birthday in two parts: 1) family lunch at Tau Yuan...which was AMAZING...unfortunately I cannot share with you or perhaps tease you with the splendid food we had there...(not polite to take pics while hungry members of the family want to start getting food ;P hehehehe)....ahhhh but let me just have a run down of what we had....lobsters (lobsters GALORE!), salt and pepper crabs, chili crabs, steamed fish, hong ma, tofu with minced pork, tau-pe spring rolls, birthday mee, hainanese chicken and chicken rice ofcourse (mmmmmm...pure carbo love!) plus I brought yummy chocolate cake from Mrs. Risa Perez (one of Manilas best chocolate cake! ) yummmmmmmmmm...=)

2.) special dinner date for two =) ....

We love the ambiance....elegant without being stiff....very cozy...we picked the table with a half circle sofa...behind us was the grand piano....I imagined how even more perfect the night would be with a pianist serenading us through dinner....but sans that, it was yet to become a perfect night.

Starting off with the complimentary stuff....Marinated Vegetables Bruschetta
a boat of bread varieties! We likey!!!!
Oat-rye, grissini, rosemary lavosh, ciabatta, sesame seed roll and onion roll.....delicioso with the olive oil-balsamic-Parmesan dip

bread basket second helping ;P
please note we didn't ask for any...they were just so gracious and even asked us our favorite kinds and gave us plates more throughout the meal.

To start of our meal aside from the delicious breads...we had

Mozzarella Caprese Con Olio Aromatizzato E Basilico Php 450.00
Buffalo mozzarella with beefsteak tomato, aromatic oil a
and basil. They referred to the "cut" of the tomato as beefsteak heheheh ...fyi ;P It wasn't beef looking to me...but we love how creamy the fresh buffalo cheese was.

Fettucine Paglia E Fieno Con Salsa Ai Funghi Misti E Pollo Php 450.00

Spinach and egg fettuccine tossed with chicken and wild mushrooms in creamy sauce. This was absolutely delicious! We are not really fans of creamy sauces on pasta, but this was highly recommended by our server. The portion was just just and perfect with red wine.

Salmone Arrostito Con Asparagi Grigliati E Salsa Al lo Zafferano Php 850.00

Roasted king salmon with char-grilled asparagus and saffron cream sauce. The skin was nice and crisp although we would have enjoyed it more if the salmon was cooked medium, nevertheless, the creamy saffron sauce offset the done-ness of the salmon...so all went very well =)

Ravioli D' Astice Con Salsa Di Mare Php 550.00
Lobster ravioli in light seafood broth scented with Aglianico wine.....
...topped here with freshly grated parmeggiano...love the giant grater !!! =)
Delicioso!!!! =) Lobster...pasta...cheese...how can that not be good? =)

And a scoop of Limoncello Sorbeto to finish of fine dinner
A wonderful birthday dinner for a perfectly wonderful person ^_^

Happy Birthday my love! =)

Edsa Shangrila Hotel,
Garden way, Ortigas Center,
Mandaluyong City
Tel# (632) 633 8888 ext. 2738 or 2739

Wednesday, September 01, 2010

Beringer Night at Spasso

We enjoyed our first Spasso experience, so we made a come back. It was their Beringer night...10% off on all Beringer wines and Dianne Elise serenading you to boot!

Olive Oil-Balsamic-Parmesan Dip for the Rye bread
Yummy! Yummy!

Chicken Liver Tartufo Php 220.00
Our fave! It's just so rich tasting and creamy...excellent with wine and bread!

Tomato-Basil Fritata Php 195.00
Sooooooooo good! Like a pizza Margherita!

Their tapas explode with flavor...so a little goes a long way!

A great evening of savoring flavors, enjoying music and best of all conversation...a perfect weekend indulgence! ^_^

Spasso Italian Tapas and Enoteca
The Lexe Residences
4th Ave. cor. 28th St.,
Boifacio Global City
Tel# (632) 556 0070