Comfortable seating everywhere! But anyway, moving on to the food!
We started with the MEZZE starters (P769) served with flat breads. You can choose 4 from 10 different spreads. But for the night, we had Hummus, Sautéed Chicken Liver, Babaganoush, and everyone's favorite, the Spinach with .... wait for it... BACON JAM! It's the kind of starter that would make you fear that you might get full already because it's just so good!
For greens, we had the Tāza Salad (P411) made with farm-fresh romaine, microgreens, wild arugula, beets, radish, cherry tomatoes, Cebu dried mangoes, sprinkled with quinoa, and drizzled with a la minute tarragon - white wine vinaigrette. Truly a fresh salad that's nice to have before a heavy meal.
We also got to try their new Warm Local Spinach Salad (P487), also another delicious salad with a mixture of different flavors and textures. Vegetarians will be happy with all of Tāza's salads for sure.
The Squash Agnolotti (P394) was absolutely *mwah*! Aldente Agnolotti stuffed with delicious sweet squash, sprinkled with toasted nuts and lots of cheese! Drooling right now :(
Here's another favorite of mine. The very creamy Mushroom and Spinach Matagliati (P427). You will hardly ever notice that there's a leaf inside there because of its creaminess. Plus, I love love love mushrooms! So this is a winner for me.
I'm definitely going to try their other pasta soon as everything sounds delicious! Oh I was able to try their Lobster Fetuccini! Read about it here!
Next is the Beef Stew (P635) is also very hearty, with a melt-in-your-mouth beef, and a very flavorful broth.
Of course, the dinner would not be complete especially for my Richie, my picky eater husband, without the Homemade Bacon (P191). These beautiful slabs of bacon are cured for 10 days and then smoked for 6 hours. It is served with an apple-mango compote.
Tāza Fresh Table also makes delicious pizzas. If you can't make up your mind on which pizza, you can try their Sampler Pizza (P761) with all the flavors in it. There's Zucchini and Squash Blossom, Salsa Verde wit Pancetta, Four Cheese, and Margherita. You can really taste the freshness of the ingredients and the pizza dough.
Now let's head on to the more serious stuff. Entrees. And this Tomahawk Porkchop (P865) really caught everyone's attention as soon as it was brought out. The Tomahawk pork chop were simply but ingeniously cooked with caramelized onions, bananas, and pork jus.
And for dessert, all hail their new Peanut Butter and Jelly Tart (P219)! This gorgeous piece of dessert has all the right ingredients to make it an addicting one.
This next dessert is not an ordinary vanilla ice cream. Although it may look like it. This is Olive Oil Ice Cream (P235)! And it is glazed with Tagaytay Pineapple. This is definitely a pleasurable way of cleansing one's palette.
Tāza Fresh Table is just one of the many reasons why staying or visiting Taal Vista is such a delight.
Staycations are always so relaxing what with their bright and spacious rooms...
with breath-taking views...
...with beautiful greens all over! You can't be any more closer to nature with Taal Vista's wide gardens where children can run and play...
...And of course, the star of Tagaytay, the the Taal Volcano, which never fails to take my breath away!
So the next time you plan a family trip to a trip with your friends to somewhere not too far, but has a cooler climate compared to Manila, check out Taal Vista! Like them on Facebook and get updates on their latest promos.
Taal Vista Hotel
Official Website: http://www.taalvistahotel.com/
Kilometer 60, Aguinaldo Highway, 4120 Tagaytay City, Philippines
For reservations, contact the following numbers:
+63 2 9178225
+63 46 4131000
Mobile +63 917 8091254