Happy New Year everyone!! Sorry for the loooong absence but I was on vacation and got sick over the holidays. It wasn’t fun staying in bed from December 24-25 but I’m glad that the nasty bug is gone now.
I heard the traffic to Tagaytay over the holidays was horrendous. It took some people up to 5 hours to make the roughly 56 km. trip. It was a good thing I tagged along with my friend Deb who brought her daughter and classmates from around Asia for brunch last December 6. It was a weekday and it took us only 1.5 hours to drive there. I would go to Tagaytay just to eat at Antonio’s any day of the week.
We had the place almost to ourselves.
One of the kids ordered this fabulous looking chorizo sandwich.
Almost everyone ordered a breakfast dish except one smart guy who had this roast chicken.
You can have the ham switched for smoked salmon in the Eggs Benedict.
Their Eggs Benedict is one of their signature dishes. I tried some and it was indeed delicious because of the generous portion of ham and sinful Hollandaise sauce. I just didn’t like the too soft English muffins which tasted like hamburger buns to me.
I loved the roesti so much the first time I ate it I recommended it to everyone and a majority ordered it. The roesti was made up of a base of Swiss crispy potato pancake and topped with a choice of meat (pastrami, roast beef, chorizo, mushroom, etc.), Swiss cheese and over easy eggs. This dish is perfect because it isn’t too heavy and you get the perfect combination of textures and flavors.
I ordered the savory crepe since I wanted something new but without rice.
The crepe was generously stuffed with smoked ham, tomatoes, garlic, chillis, cheddar & tomato sauce. It was very filling and good but not very exciting. I must say they have very good ham which was firm, meaty and not too salty.
The next time I go back I will definitely order the salty, flaky, tender cod fish with uber good garlic fried rice. It’s one of the most expensive item on the menu but imported cod fish is really expensive. The portion of fish looked small but after tasting how salty and full flavored it was I think I will be able to finish the garlic rice and eggs with it.
Maybe I can request for more alcohol next time.
As if we weren’t full yet we ordered a bevy of desserts. A MUST is the Jaffa Orange pancakes. Rich, dark chocolate pancakes served with orange segments in Grand Marnier and vanilla ice cream. If you don’t like chocolate and orange like I do you will love it after this creation.
A burst of orange goodness inside the crepe.
Two thumbs up on the dense New York style cheesecake.
They should ease up on the salt on the overly salty caramel on the otherwise scrumptious chocolate truffle cheesecake.
Once again everyone was happy with their meal at Breakfast at Antonio’s. It’s so near Manila I don’t know why I don’t go there every week. There’s so many things on the menu I want to try but I have favorites like the roesti and Jaffa pancakes and I don’t know when I’ll ever get to try the tapa, cheddar n’ bacon waffle and chicken and mushroom pie. I guess I just have to go to Tagaytay more often.
Breakfast at Antonio’s
Aguinaldo Highway, Barangay Bagong Tubig, Tagaytay City, Batangas, Philippines
telephone: +63 (46) 413-0738
hours: 7:00 am to 9:00 pm