Birthday Dinner at Antonioâ€™s Restaurant Tagaytay
In my earlier posts, I mentioned that Iâ€™m iffy about celebrating my birthday lately because I feel that I am getting old!Â Â I just turned a quarter of a hundred and I am now transitioning into a next stage in my life!Â Change is always scary and uncertain but quite refreshing at times.Â I have always reminded people not to expect too much on things they canâ€™t control and in life, there are many variables.Â Good ones and bad ones that make the equation of life challenging but fun.Â Bad things happen from time to time, and I think that as I mature, I start not to worry too much on things I can not change anymore.
Thereâ€™s this saying:
â€œLosers live in the past. Winners learn from the past and enjoy working in the present toward the future.â€
â€¦ and of course, to enjoy today as a gift â€“ thatâ€™s why they call it â€œpresentâ€
Vince and I celebrated both our birthdays together on the 28th in Tagaytay.Â We just wanted things simple this time.Â We feel so happy that we got to go to many places together this year, did a lot of adventure together and on our birth anniversaries, we just wanted a nice quiet dinner at probably one of the best place to dine in Tagaytay.Â I wasnâ€™t even in the mood to take photos and stuff like that.Â But, Iâ€™m a true-blooded blogger and during the middle of our meal, I took my camera out and took photos @_@.Â I mean, the whole point is to preserve the memory and share it, right?
You need to make reservations when you want to dine here.Â We went here on a Thursday night, clearly not a lot of customers unlike the weekends.Â I am not sure if they accept walk-ins even if they have available tables, but to be sure, just call them up.
Iâ€™ve been in Manila for a while now and I havenâ€™t gone up to dine at Antonioâ€™s yet so it was both Vince and my first time at Antonioâ€™s.Â Donâ€™t worry if you donâ€™t understand what they have on the menu, just kindly ask from the server who would gladly assist you on the menu.Â Donâ€™t be shy asking for best sellers and their chefâ€™s recommendations.
I wasnâ€™t really paying attention much to what we ordered like I usually do when we dine out.Â I thought, I wanted to relax and just have a normal dining experience.Â But, the blogger in me just canâ€™t be tamed, and right now, I decided to finally blog about it So, forgive me if I forgot some details on this blog post.Â Iâ€™m sure to visit Antonioâ€™s again next time anyway.
Chateaubriand with salad, soup, bread, main course with siding and dessert
For our meal, we ordered Chateau Briand / Chateaubriand which is good for two.Â Chateaubriand is actually a recipe and not a cut of meat.Â I am not really sure which part of the meat the steak was but surely itâ€™s either tenderloin or sirloin.Â The meat was BIG and was wrapped around with Bacon.Â You have the option to have it wrapped with a vegetable instead (I forgot what, maybe asparagus).Â The meat was very tender!Â Since Vince loves rice, he ordered that as his siding.Â I love potatoes however so I ordered Gnocchi Potato as my siding and this is by far the best prepared potato siding I have ever tasted! It included a really nice vegetable salad, soup, bread, main course (steak) and dessert.Â We ordered a really nice Pomelo / Pineapple juice half karaf.Â The whole meal cost us a little around 2,000 each You might say expensive, but for fine dining itâ€™s really not bad.Â You really get your moneyâ€™s worth with the nice ambiance, the service and the great food!
The server told us that Chateaubriand was only available on October and it is the chefâ€™s recommendation too!Â Too bad Octoberâ€™s over not sure when they will put it back on the menu.Â Oh well, you can still try their Angus beef which is so good and their Antonioâ€™s Trio sampler if you want to try three different cuts at once.
Antonioâ€™s Restaurant Tagaytay
Purok 138, Brgy. Neogan, Tagaytay, Cavite, PH
Telephone: +63.46.4130975, +63.918.8992866
Budget per person: P2,000++