I will be honest. I am actually using this whole transition just to fulfill my long time dream of eating in different places to try new food out. But, the past days allowed me to realize that eating out, especially with people you enjoy spending time with, opens us up to a lot of incredible experiences.
Most of my morning was spent inside the kitchen. I barely got to control myself while frying strips of bacon, sautéing corned beef and preparing garlic rice for my mom and sister. IT WAS SO DIFFICULT. I was literally salivating but thankfully, my self-control was enough to keep myself from sneaking some bites. As I was fixing the table, I remembered we still had some of that ground coffee for brewing that my brother was given as a gift. Now, I’m not into coffee as much as I am into teas but I knew I needed to brew at least enough to fill at least a cup or two. The bacon lasted on our table shorter than I cooked it cos that’s BACON, OKAY? Totally understandable! But, yey for me for not feeling all too bad while eating because I had my cereals with almonds right in front of me already. What’s not to love, right?
Before leaving for our Tagaytay trip, my sister and I had to do some errands for our lola’s 87th birthday celebration on Sunday. Yup, we’re pretty loaded this weekend but my focus is on our Tagaytay trip. It’s been a while since I visited for an actual trip and not for any academic reasons.
Anyway, I super love our accommodation here. Probably as much as I enjoyed our side trip to Buon Giorno for an afternoon snack. Okay… I may have forced my mom to go there after checking in because the pictures online were really good. True enough, the place was so good. Plus the fog cleared out the soonest we got there. Family ordered chicken fingers and some sliders which I couldn’t eat so I had to get Bruschetta and Tarragon Tea for myself (and I may have ordered Panna Cotta too). We didn’t realize we were getting biscuits and complimentary focaccia too (which I dipped on olive oil and balsamic vinegar mixture) so you can only imagine how much the four of us had to finish! We took so much time there that by the time we arrived at Caleruega, it was too dark already. So we just went to the nearest Starbucks to kill time until it was time for dinner. They wanted to get bulalo so that was pretty much another torturous moment with me. Picture me sitting with 3 people eating steaming hot bulalo… Sad ‘no? To make myself feel less sad, I dropped by Mushroom Burger na lang to get their old fashioned burger (ever since akala ko purong mushroom iyon, may halo palang baboy) and their no-meat pancit canton (buti nalang) which I am enjoying as I am writing this.
So yeah, there’s that. I’m slowly getting into the system. Of course, there’ll be nights when it’ll be very difficult to fight the urge of eating meat but I need stay on track. Three days seem so long but it’s still too early to quit on this. Tuloy ang laban! Can’t wait to know how tomorrow goes (bahala na sa handaan sa linggo hahaha).
Cliffhouse, Emilio Aguinaldo Highway, Tagaytay City, Tagaytay City
581 Aguinaldo Highway, Tagaytay City