Saturday, June 25, 2011

One Stormy Morning at Buon Giorno

Trio of Crostini

Thursday morning was spent in Tagaytay, because of work. After taking care of business, came breakfast at Buon Giorno at the Cliff House. It was a gloomy, gloomy day, tropical storm Falcon having reared its ugly head. You can barely see the embattled Taal Lake down below because of the fog.

Cafe Americano
Buon Giorno was actually closed when we got there, equipment malfunction, they say, such that they cannot yet serve any serious food except for some sandwiches. But the staff let us in, bless their soul, when we said all we wanted was hot coffee. We ordered Cafe Americano and Trio of Crostini (thin slices of lightly toasted bread served with pesto, chicken liver pate and mushroom dip).

Good hot coffee is second to none on a cold rainy day, and Buon Giorno serves the really good stuff. And the dips for the crostini- they were all delicious, the chicken liver pate even more so. The pate has a delicate flavor and particularly velvety to the tongue which makes it a wonderful counterpoint for the crusty crostini.

These made the day a little less bleak for me.

Buon Giorno is located at 4 Cliff House, Tagaytay City, Cavite, Philippines. For reservations contact (046) 483-2102.

1 comment:

Oxford said...

I have been reading your food blog and have really enjoyed it. As a fellow foodie, I have a blog about my quest for the ultimate hamburger, I wanted to share this link and project that I have been following as I think they have an very interesting idea for a short film that will appeal to foodies.

A team of documentary short film makers is making a film about the regional foods which are disappearing from our grocery store shelves. Once, the grocery store reflected the foods and culinary heritage of each region of our country. There was a time that Coors beer was not sold east of the Mississippi River, and Moon Pies only existed in the South. Small regional food companies are being bumped from the store shelves, and we are losing these food traditions.

These are those foods that maybe your grandparents had in their pantry and you refused to eat. Things (and these are real) like mudfish in a jar, sauerkraut juice, and canned snake. They are looking for input on regional foods in your area, like those strange food items on the top shelf that you have no idea how they are used or what to cook with them.

The film will include calling the makers of these unique foods and learning the history and reason behind why mudfish is available in a jar. Then they will have a big food tasting offering volunteers the chance to taste these items and give their feedback.
I hope you can suggest possible regional foods or ask your readers. You can learn more about the project on their website

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