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Showing posts from March, 2012

Overeating at Jack's Loft, Quezon City

It was time for my weekly lunch date with former officemates and since it was raining, the basis for choosing a place to eat was whether they had covered parking. So Irene, Joan and I decided to go to Il Terrazzo, also because there were a lot of options there. When we got there, we headed to Jack's Loft. There were no people inside, so it was perfect for us since we had a lot catching up to do and we sometimes laugh a little too loudly for other diners.

Irene ordered baked potato soup, which I tasted. I just sipped some of the soup but I think there was bacon at the bottom of the bowl so it's not something I can order for myself.

I had the Penne in Tomato Cream Sauce, which is almost always what I eat there. I still enjoyed it, as I always do.

Penne in Tomato Cream Sauce

After that heavy meal, we still wanted dessert. And sinfully, we each had one instead of just sharing one or two. We ended up not finishing it because it was just all too heavy.

One disappointment during lunch wa…

The Hungry Games at Italianni's

I had just watched The Hunger Games at Trinoma when I realized I hadn't had lunch yet, so I was, uhmm, hungry. Italianni's was very close to the cinema, so it was an easy choice for a quick very late lunch.

There were so many new interesting items on the menu that I took a while to decide what to have. I ended up choosing an old favorite, as well as a new offering. Their Truffle Fries di Lussi sounded appetizing, so I started with that. Never mind that it's deep fried. I was famished after all. Since I like truffle oil, I was satisfied with this. It was crunchy too.

Truffle Fries di Lussi

For my main course, I had a lunch portion of their parmesan-crusted fish. Again, deep-fried; again, satisfying.

Parmesan-crusted fish

The Hunger Games and a deep-fried meal at one of my favorite chain restaurants. What a great way to spend a summer afternoon.

Italianni's Restaurant
Trinoma Mall
EDSA cor. North Ave.
Quezon City, Metro Manila
Tel. No. 63(2)915.3582

Good old Cafe Breton

Chi is leaving for a three-week CNN fellowship In Atlanta (yes, I'm very proud of her), so we had lunch a little earlier in the week than we usually have our regular lunches. We couldn't decide where we wanted to eat. The only thing we agreed on was that none of us felt like eating a heavy meal, i.e., something with rice. So we drove down Tomas Morato to consider our options.

We reached the corner from which you could see Cafe Breton, and we were in instant agreement that that was the right choice for that afternoon. Some years back, we would hang out there often, but we hadn't been back together in that branch for quite some time.

Being in Cafe Breton felt like a blast from the past. One of the servers was a familiar face from almost a decade ago. I guess they treat their staff right if they inspire such loyalty.

I ordered my favorite crepe, Galette Bretonne, which has "spinach, shrimps sauteed with crab meat, fresh cream, and gruyere cheese". I love how there ar…