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Birthday Dinner at Antonio’s Restaurant Tagaytay

Posted by on Nov 3, 2010 in Events, Featured, Food, Personal, Philippines, Travel | 14 comments

In my earlier posts, I mentioned that I’m iffy about celebrating my birthday lately because I feel that I am getting old!   I just turned a quarter of a hundred and I am now transitioning into a next stage in my life!  Change is always scary and uncertain but quite refreshing at times.  I have always reminded people not to expect too much on things they can’t control and in life, there are many variables.  Good ones and bad ones that make the equation of life challenging but fun.  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.

There’s this saying:

“Losers live in the past. Winners learn from the past and enjoy working in the present toward the future.”

… and of course, to enjoy today as a gift – that’s why they call it “present”

Vince and I celebrated both our birthdays together on the 28th in Tagaytay.  We just wanted things simple this time.  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.  I wasn’t even in the mood to take photos and stuff like that.  But, I’m a true-blooded blogger and during the middle of our meal, I took my camera out and took photos @_@.  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.  We went here on a Thursday night, clearly not a lot of customers unlike the weekends.  I am not sure if they accept walk-ins even if they have available tables, but to be sure, just call them up.

I’ve been in Manila for a while now and I haven’t gone up to dine at Antonio’s yet so it was both Vince and my first time at Antonio’s.  Don’t worry if you don’t understand what they have on the menu, just kindly ask from the server who would gladly assist you on the menu.  Don’t be shy asking for best sellers and their chef’s recommendations.

I wasn’t really paying attention much to what we ordered like I usually do when we dine out.  I thought, I wanted to relax and just have a normal dining experience.  But, the blogger in me just can’t be tamed, and right now, I decided to finally blog about it Smile with tongue out So, forgive me if I forgot some details on this blog post.  I’m sure to visit Antonio’s again next time anyway. Smile

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Chateaubriand with salad, soup, bread, main course with siding and dessert

For our meal, we ordered Chateau Briand / Chateaubriand which is good for two.  Chateaubriand is actually a recipe and not a cut of meat.  I am not really sure which part of the meat the steak was but surely it’s either tenderloin or sirloin.  The meat was BIG and was wrapped around with Bacon.  You have the option to have it wrapped with a vegetable instead (I forgot what, maybe asparagus).  The meat was very tender!  Since Vince loves rice, he ordered that as his siding.  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.  We ordered a really nice Pomelo / Pineapple juice half karaf.  The whole meal cost us a little around 2,000 each Smile You might say expensive, but for fine dining it’s really not bad.  You really get your money’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 chef’s recommendation too!  Too bad October’s over Sad smile not sure when they will put it back on the menu.  Oh well, you can still try their Angus beef which is so good and their Antonio’s Trio sampler if you want to try three different cuts at once.

Antonio’s Restaurant Tagaytay

Purok 138, Brgy. Neogan, Tagaytay, Cavite, PH

Telephone: +63.46.4130975, +63.918.8992866

Fine Dining

Budget per person: P2,000++

14 Comments

  1. happy birthday.

  2. Happy birthday again to you and vince! 😀

    Antonio’s is one of the best fine dining restos for me. The food, the ambiance- oooh, i love! 😀 It’s really a perfect place for dates. Hehe! Next time you visit, try their Grilled Certified Angus Prime Ribeye Steak!!!! That’s what we always order. It’s a must! I reviewed it in my blog. You can check nalang there 😀

  3. I saw it nga in your blog and was planning to order it, kaso we tried the one they were offering for Oct lang.. .OK rin! ^_^ haiz miss you tangela 🙂

  4. ang sarap bumisita sa blog mo,ah. ang sasarap ng foods! nakakagutom tuloy. hehe.

  5. happy b-day..it was a very romantic and yummy dinner 🙂

  6. Changes will always be there, that’s what makes the world go round, but you are right, we cannot dwell in the past, we just have to learn how to cope so we can always live our life to the fullest for the present and prepare for the future. We may not be able to change the bad things that could have happened in the past, since we cannot really control all things in life. Let’s just move on, pick the good lessons we learned from those bad things that happened and carry it on through life so we can be vigilant of what can happen ahead of us.

    Happy birthday!!!!

  7. Antonio’s is one of my favorite restaurants, too! The foie gras always drives me crazy! My foodtrip buddy’s favorite is the Garlic Scallops and/or Prawns. Ganda pa ng ambiance!

  8. It sure is pricey. But I’ve heard a lot of positive things about Antonio’s so I guess the price is worth it.

  9. Belated happy birthday, Hannah! I love that quotation you wrote. It’s such a gentle reminder for all of us to savor the “now” and live in the moment. The Bible tells us “not to worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.” It’s so true, right?

    I wish you well and continue blogging and doing what you love doing.

  10. Belated Happy Birthday! I hope I can dine there soon…the steak looked tasty…yum..I like steaks..

  11. same age? haha! happy birthday (belated) 🙂

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