Monday, January 4, 2010

Truffles at Vanille Cafe and Patisserie

Shop: VanilleCafe and Patisserie
Address:Level 2 The Terraces Ayala Center Cebu
Food: Desserts, pastries,
Mode of Payment: Cash/ Card

After dinner at Dessert Factory Edd, Tonton and I walked around The Terraces looking for a chocolatey dessert. It was 10 mins before 11pm which means closing time for restos and shops at The Terraces. So we ran to Vanille to satisfy our chocolate craving. (sorry about the picture quality, used my iphone to take the pics)

Gladly we were able to bag out some treats before the shops close. We ordered to go some truffles, macarons and Blueberry cheesecake.

Found a substitute for my favorite truffles by "Truffles de France"!And amazingly prized at just 25php a piece! Fine chocolate!

We also had Ube and Chocolate Macarons. FYI (for peeps who doesn't know yet), macarons is a traditional french pastry whose name was derived from the Italian word "maccarone" which means fine dough. The crust was a little crunchyand leads to an airy soft interior. Great with afternoon tea. (price: 25php each)

And Blue berry Cheesecake. This so far would go to the bottom of my list when it comes to cheesecake goodness. The cheesecake part was like a chiffon cake. I was used to the moist and cheesy cheesecake! (Price: 80php)

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Ben & Jerry's!

Product: Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream
Available at Rustan's Supermarket Ayala Cebu

Who doesn't love ice cream? Ben and Jerry's definitely is one of the best ice cream brands there is! Banana Split, Creme Brule, Chunky Monkey, Choco Macadamia, Fossil Fuel and Mint Choco chunk are a few of the Ben & Jerry's flavors that I love!

Ben and Jerry's Ice cream is available here in Cebu at Rustan's Supermarket Ayala at around 600php a pint. Though only a few flavors are available.

I took the pictures on this blog during my trip to Singapore, Ben & Jerry's Sentosa Branch. I, Kuya Neiloy and friends had Ben & Jerry's Phish Food Flavor. Chocolate Ice Cream with gooey marshmallow, caramel swirls and fudge fish. yum!

Saturday, January 2, 2010

Baby Tie Party at Anzani

Restaurant: Anzani
Address: Panorama Heights Nivel Hills Lahug
Food: Australian/American
Restaurant Type: Semi Fine Dining
Mode of Payment: Cash/Card
Tel. No. 2360097

Anzani Baby tie Party with the wacky CANE Events! Chai, Greg, Nike, Edd and I had a late dinner in sequel with the Cafe Marco Dinner we had last December wherein Greg wasn't able to come and with that we weren't able to exchange gifts. Bad Greg! hahaha. and yeah,Greg was the one who picked my name for the exchanging gifts but he didn't give me any gift! hmmmp! Anyway, the party went well with resolutions and an open forum. A fun and productive dinner for CANE!

Dinner started with finger foods (price: 3 for 100php). A selection of tarts and bread sticks.

We then had the Parma Flatbread (Price: 400php). Shaves of parma ham, mozarella cheese, tomato passata and fresh aragula leaves on a thin crust. Serves around 2-3 persons.

Pasta entree we had the Mixed Seafood Vongole Spaghetti (Price: 500php). Spaghetti topped with mixed seafood on red marinara sauce baked on parchment paper.

Egg noodle Anzani Fettuccine (Price: 390php) with wild wild mushroom "Cacciatora and parmesan shaves.

Seared Ostritch priced at 890php. around 5 ostritch medallion slices cooked medium rare! Serves 1-2 persons.

For our drinks we had a variety of zesty iced teas. Top Taste Iced tea (65php) and Moroccan Iced Tea(65php). Top Taste is fruity/citrusy iced tea while Moroccan Iced tea's herby and a very light hint of mint.
Desserts!!!!! We had Anzani bomb (price: 250php). Torched til golden brown whipped cream on the outside layer, then a spongy cake crust and fruity ice cream bomb core!
Fondue fondue! (Price: 280php) Fresh Cocoa chocolate melt served with fruits, mallows and choco cake!

Mga Kapigouts!


Restaurant: Fudge
Address: No. 888 AS Fortuna St. Mandaue City Cebu
Food: Mixed Ethnic( Filipino, American, Italian)
Restaurant Type: Casual Dining
Mode of Payment: Cash
Tel. No. 4161727
Opens 10am-10pm Mondays to Thursdays and Sundays
10am-12mn on Fridays and Saturdays

The long scheduled dinner with college friends has now been realized! Started the new year with a full stomach as we tried some of Fudge's house specialties! Started the meal with Cream of Corn Soup(Price: 70php serves 1-2) served with Bacon and kane bits. Really creamy and corny, yum! A complimentary Ciabatta bread(Italian Bread) was served with baked fresh garlic clove which we transformed to croutons for our soup.
For our appetizer, we had Lumpia Curry (Price: 120php). Glass Noodles spring roll with Chicken Curry sauce!

We then had Manguava Salad ( Price: 110php). A sweet blend of Mango, roasted cashew and guava vinaigrette. A very refreshing combination!

Adobo Raviolo, priced at 120php, was another appetizing choice. Adoboed chicken liver ravioli on balsamic vinaigrette dressing.

Strip T's are made of soft beef tenderloin drizzled with gravy and served with hand cut fries. Priced at 280php.

Pasta, pasta, pasta! I love crab fats or what we call locally as Aligue. Fudge's version of Aligue pasta wasn't very aligue-ish because of the absence of the crab fat bits. the taste though is very distinct but wouldn't be complete without the Aligue bits. ; ).Dish priced at 240php.

One of my Fudge Faves! Garlicky Beef Salpicao served with Garlic rice! Priced at 280php. Fudge recommends a minty dessert after this.

Grilled pork steak priced at 250php! Pork steak with balsamic sauce served with hand cut fries and veggies.

Mga Kapigouts!