Monday, April 1, 2013

A Taste of Tuscany: Marcia Adams in Tagaytay

I've made it a goal this year to get out more often, to take the opportunity of meeting new people, reconnecting with people I haven't seen for a long time, and experiencing things I would normally say no to. If you know me, you know I'm not really the adventurous type. When it comes to food, for example, I naturally go to places I've tried before and liked. I mean, why risk spending on something I'm not sure to like, right? But where's the fun in that? All that is about to change this year.

I recently had the opportunity to go around Tagaytay for work. Through this, I got to discover new restaurants and shops.

One of them is Marcia Adams, a beautiful restaurant in Tagaytay. It is not difficult to find it but you need to make sure to call ahead to reserve a table because it gets pretty packed, especially on weekdays. Drive along Aguinaldo Highway and make a right turn upon hitting the arch separating Tagaytay from Alfonso. About a hundred meters after that turn you will see a nondescript signage.


In case you miss the signage, the property also has a huge door with a brass knocker in front. But that's not where you enter.


You go in through another gate that will take you to a path of gorgeous greens.


Even more beauty awaits you as you go farther down. The restaurant has three dining areas, all having the charm of Tuscany. One is this rustic room, their main dining area.


Another is their sunset room, which looks out to a garden. It's gorgeous in the afternoon!


They have gorgeous flower arrangements like this one all over the restaurant.


They make their own chairs and they don't use nails to build them! Pretty cool, huh?


Marcia Adams has been open for some three years now and weekend after weekend, the guests come in droves. They got so packed that they've decided to open another dining area, that gives a better view of the outdoors.


Even the ground you walk on is charming! I heard these are century-old bricks!


Now, let's get to the food. Be ready to spend a minimum of PhP700 for a meal at Marcia Adam's. Each main course comes with your choice of appetizer and dessert. A pretty good deal, I must say.

My personal favorite is their Aromatic Pork. So flavorful, possible the best grilled pork I've ever tasted!


I chose a tomato-based soup to go with my main course. The soup was thick and tasted like fresh tomatoes. Yum!


Dessert was Panna Cotta with Lemon Sauce, which I found so refreshing. The perfect end to a perfect meal!


They also sell wine and these darling owl door stoppers. I had to keep myself from buying!


Want to visit Marcia Adams? You may SMS Marcia at 0917-8011456.