On our way to Batangas my J and I, along with our friends, stopped by Cliff House to have breakfast. It was around 7 in the morning and most of the restaurants were still closed. Luckily, Buon Giorno opened its doors to us. Because the tables and chairs inside the restaurants were still flipped upside down, we decided to take the seats outside.
Buon Giorno is ‘Good Day’ in Italian. True enough, it was a wonderful start as we waited for our food and stared at this breath-taking view of Taal Lake.
My J had Chicken Adobo Flakes (P168)- shredded adobo fried to a golden crisp and served with garlic fried rice, tomatoes and red eggs. The shreds were crunchy but a bit salty. I liked the creamy and luscious scrambled eggs but not the red eggs. The red eggs were dry and tasted more like plain boiled eggs.
I ordered Chocolate Chip Pancakes (P157)- chocolate flavored buttermilk pancakes filled with bitter sweet, chocolate chip and topped with whipped cream and peach slices and drizzled with chocolate syrup. The bittersweet taste of chocolate made this dish more appetizing than the usual butter pancakes. I enjoyed the hint of bitter aftertaste in each slice which was well-complemented by the indulgent maple syrup. Although the flavor was perfect, the thick and huge serving was deceiving. I cut through the pancakes and was disappointed to see air holes and a dry center, a result of cooking in extremely low temperature. If the temperature is too low, pancakes take longer time to cook and tend to become dry. Despite the fact that the texture was sacrificed, these more-bitter-than-sweet pancakes captivated my taste buds.
A mango shake (P85) and a caramel frappe (P100) served in tall mugs completed our meals. Evenly-blended, filling and refreshing- a sure way to perk up the morning!
A whiff of that fresh, cool Tagaytay breeze was beyond doubt soothing. Pleasant chills ran down my spine as the gentle wind caressed my skin. Filled from our relaxed breakfast at Buon Giorno, we went on our way with more vigor for adventure and with greater hopes to end the day with a big smile.
Unit 4 Cliffhouse, Gen. Emilio Aguinaldo Highway, Tagaytay City, Cavite