A reliable go-to if one just seeks for a relaxing time away from the metro is Tagaytay. Nice charming restaurants abound and there is a buzz going around foodies of this new charming place called Marcia Adams. I think it is such a secret that only those in the know would be able to find this place – without any sign that inside is a beautiful garden and a very charming restaurant that serves good food to boot. Close to the main highway at the border of Tagaytay and Alfonso just across Villa Somerset, you will come across a gate, orange I think it is. Stop and ask, most likely it is the place.
Once inside, you will be ushered in through the garden that leads down to the restaurant.
One can also choose to sit outdoor surrounded by a country cottage styled garden. We chose to stay inside overlooking the beautiful scenery of hills and plains.
The interior is rustic, very Tuscan.
The food? Beautifully cooked – all of those we chose at least.
We started with this Amalfi Prawns that is perfectly cooked, succulent and crispy.
We then shared a bowl of Aegean salad, which had a grilled pear on top of mixed greens with roasted pistachio and Italian ricotta cheese dressed in a herby tangy dressing.
For our main, I chose this Grilled Aromatic Pork, which was heavenly. Soft and juicy and packed with so much flavor.
The Fish Souvlaki A chose, a Tanigue kebab marinated in olive oil, lemon and herbs, is also mouthwateringly good.
M chose Chicken Kebab marinated in cumin and yogurt. Tender and delectable to say the least.
Left to right: Panna Cotta with lemon Sauce, Guava Shells in Syrup with Crème Fraiche, Grilled Orange with Dairy Ice Cream
All their desserts sounded so good so we each decided to choose one so we ended up with these delightful beauties – the Panna Cotta with lemon sauce turned out to be our favorite and the Guava Shells was quite interesting too. They’re all good!
Next time you’re in Tagaytay, make sure to pay a visit to Marcia Adams; she will definitely delight your taste buds.
Useful Info:For reservations and directions: Call (63) 917-801-1456