But the most anticipated is “summer”.
April 30, 2012
April 29, 2012
April 16, 2012
“One cannot refuse to eat just because
there is a chance of being choked.”
- Chinese Proverb
Adobo flakes sandwich
In a busy, transit city of Lucena, Villa Javierto is a rare find like their exquisite paintings, heirlooms, antique collections and old, ancestral houses reminiscent of Spanish colonial era.
A charming bed and breakfast place with the mystical Mt. Banahaw at its backdrop, it is also the home of Catalino’s Restaurant which serves the sweetest coconut puree halo-halo I have ever tasted, and Pillar Plants and Novelties where arts and antiques blend harmoniously with the garden with a wishing well and static kalesas.
Moreover, the coolness of the lush surroundings is complemented by the warm hospitality of the family who owns the place. It’s sad to hear though that the family matriarch, who conceptualized (together with her husband) the Villa with so much passion and love, recently passed away.
This summer, let Villa Javierto teleport you back in time where everything was still as simple and rustic as a country life and as romantic as a moonlight serenade.
Gulang-Gulang, Lucena City
Tel. No.: (042) 710-5753, 0917-5600281
April 14, 2012
April 11, 2012
Tapas which originated in Spain, are a wide variety of snack or appetizers, served cold or warm. Serving of tapas is meant for those who want to have laid back conversation over good food and wine.
According to their resident chef Benjo Tuason, Relik’s signature dishes are modern tapas. They’re not strictly Spanish cuisine. They are really honest and good food cooked with a lot of love.
This is Nicole’s wonderful birthday treat for us.
Mussels and chorizo
Bbq chicken quesadillas
Marinara with olives and tomato fondue
Benny's certified Angus rib eye
Relik's mixed paella
Since she almost have everything material, I got her a simple but heartfelt gift message from the person who makes/breaks her day:
I always appreciate your thoughtful remarks and simple encouragements showing your concern. Thank you for reminding me to give myself a break once in a while. I wish you happiness and remember to be forever young. Happy birthday!