Showing posts with label salads. Show all posts
Showing posts with label salads. Show all posts

Thursday, January 11, 2018

Pasqualino's Ristorante Italiano

A highlight of my recent travel to Tacloban is going to this Italian restaurant located on top of a hill not in Tacloban but in the town of Sta. Rita in the nearby island of Samar. It wasn't difficult to go there as Samar and Leyte are connected by the San Juanico Bridge, and it was just minutes away from where we were already doing fieldwork so we "didn't mind" going out of the way to have a good meal.

Tables are set around the pool and there's a more private area that should be good for meetings or dates.
Restaurant lobby or foyer - this was probably what used to be the receiving or living area for the house. The decor reminds us of the Christmas season that ended last Sunday with the Feast of the Epiphany that is more popularly known as "Three Kings".
An infinity pool and breathtaking views of the San Juanico Strait
Bar and kitchen with the Christmas Tree and reindeer

Entrance to the restaurant - guests may wait here or maybe take some photos of the splendid views including those with the San Juanico Bridge.
Coconut water from the shell
Their version of one of my favorite pastas - prosciutto and porcini mushrooms
Their best-selling pizza is "Everything and Prosciutto" and I must say that it is a "must try"
Fresh salad
Meat platter

Pasqualino's is owned by the same family behind Giuseppe's at the corner of Del Pilar and Veteranos in the Tacloban downtown. The food is great and the prices won't punch a hole in your wallet or pocket. Servings are generous and the service is also good. You just can't go here quite frequently though so perhaps Giuseppe's is the place for you if you're in downtown Tacloban.

Monday, May 4, 2015

Formaggio pizza, pasta and salads

My first full meal after arriving at San Diego, CA was at a food court near our hotel. We were taking a walk and decided to grab a meal at a nearby mall. There were many selections but we just had to have quick Italian food rather than go for the rice meals of Asian selections.

We found Formaggio at a food court at a nearby mall
They had several pizzas and we got a slice each of pepperoni and cheese
Specials advertised
Our order of lasagna came with a generous serving of salad and a couple of pieces of garlic bread
We were reminded of how generous an order of food can be in the US. We always read about how these servings have led to many Americans becoming obese. And then you realize just how true this is when you eat out. We weren't able to eat all the food we ordered (it was good but just too much even for two people) and we couldn't take away the leftovers so we regretfully had to throw away what we weren't able to eat - a reminder that we shouldn't be so wasteful. Maraming nagugutom o walang makain kaya hindi dapat magsayang ng pagkain.

Sunday, April 27, 2014

Healthy meals

During the Holy Week, we decided to cut down meat and eat vegetables and fruit instead. I will not claim this to be "sacrificial" in keeping with the Lenten Season because in truth, we really do enjoy eating light meals consisting of greens, fruits and perhaps some bread. The salad usually consisted of romaine lettuce, arugula and fruits. I like apples as they are perfect with the arugula. If we had mangoes, we also mix them up with the greens. At times we have dried fruit like apricots, figs and cranberries. For variety, we also include walnuts or almonds. We like the candied walnuts we found at a restaurant in Tagaytay. These make the salads more enjoyable while maintaining the nutritional value of the meal.

Fresh greens, fruits and walnut wheat bun

Romaine lettuce, arugula and apples with vinaigrette