I just wanted to take advantage of the empty Manila roads last Friday, so while Bryce was having his own vacation in Baguio, we decided to have an impromptu road trip to Tagaytay (actually, it was just me. The hubby just gave in to my pangungulit/hehe.) I wanted to have a nice lunch and Marcia Adams’ restaurant immediately came to mind. I first read about Marcia Adams’ restaurant from Our Awesome Planet, but the post was way back in 2009, so I googled it again for their contact info. Fortunately, they are open even though it was Good Friday, and even better, walk-ins are welcome since there were only few diners that day.
We got there at little past 2pm and the last diners were already packing up so we basically had the place to ourselves. All I can say is the trip was totally worth it. This is one of my posts which I will allow the pictures to speak for themselves. The place is simply awesome…
As you know, I adore rustic interiors and this place is LOVE! Look at all those reclaimed woods used in the ceiling beams, the exposed clay tile roofing, the machuca tiles on the floor (I have forgotten to take a picture of the toilet ), the vintage chairs and hardwood tables! If I saw this 10 years ago, I would have hated it, but now, it reminds me of the my Nanay Vec’s house in Pasig. Even their table napkins look vintage and smelled similar to that of my grandaunt’s clothes.
They have fresh flower arrangements everywhere adding to the vibrance of the place. It’s like dining in my lola’s house but way, way better. Well, they say the place is Tuscan-inspired, but I’ve never been to Tuscany. I googled “Tuscany restaurant” and the place was indeed Tuscan. Hehe! It would have been better if we had wine but I’m still breastfeeding so hopefully next time…
I could take pictures in the garden all day long if we weren’t toting a sleepy 5-month old baby. I wanted whimsical photos of myself because the place looks like I have walked into The Secret Garden and I am Mary Lennox! Unfortunately, no one can take good photos of me. I asked my sister to take a photo of me and Kenya in the garden and this is what I got. Haha!
And now to the food… Complimentary bread and olive oil were served while we waited for our orders.
There is a minimum cover charge of P700 per adult but that includes an appetizer, the main course and dessert. Appetizers have two choice, Soup of the Day and Amalfi Prawns which is very yummy, I wish there were yang chow fried rice. Hehehe!
For the main course, I ordered Chicken Kebab; my sister had Grilled Aromatic Pork and my husband had the Corsican Beef Stew. We shared our orders but I love mine the best. Haha! Next time, I will try their Shish Kebabs. We all had an extra cup of rice (naturally!) so after finishing the main course, we were all so full. Before I could ask the waiter to hold the dessert for later, they were already on our table looking oh so yummy (We had Grilled Orange with Ice Cream, Fried Banana with Dark Chocolate Dip and Banana Split.) They all looked tempting despite our already full stomach. They were immediately devoured and I only remembered to take photos when they were almost gone. That’s one of the reasons why I cannot be a food blogger.
One of the staff told us that they are planning to have Bed and Breakfast. In fact, two rooms are already built but are not yet operational. Hopefully, when we take our year-end break, Marcia Adams’ BnB is already open.
We will definitely be back for more experience, photo op and hopefully a cup of coffee in the afternoon. Maybe sans the kids too? I guess not…
To get to the restaurant coming from Tagaytay rotunda, take the road going to Nasugbu, Batangas. Once you see the Residence Inn Zoo on your left, turn right immediately after the arch with pineapple. You’ll see a colorful Tuscan door on your left 150 meters ahead.