Gigi is based in Australia now, and in our group, only Chi and myself are left in the station. We haven't held that tradition for a few years now, but we still go to this restaurant to get together especially with friends who now live overseas and visit Manila once in a while.
Chi and I went to A Taste of LA soon after I arrived back home. We had a lot of catching up to do. I had their pan-fried sole, and we had a few glasses of wine to go with our dinner. There were a few almond slivers on top of the fish, and I wished there were more, much like the fish in Terry's (That's another story though).
The dim lighting in A Taste of LA is perfect for couples going on romantic dates, but I find that it's also the perfect place for having a quiet (or maybe not-so-quiet) dinner with friends. Maybe the place is just conducive to eliciting confidences you might not otherwise be able to pry from them. It's probably a combination of the ambience, the semi-darkness, and the wine that tends to loosen tongues and encourage over-sharing.
A Taste of LA
171 Roces Ave. cor. Tomas Morato
Quezon City, Metro Manila