Monday, November 2, 2009
Amoroma Restaurant - Tagaytay City
I have been a Italian foodie fan ever since i can remember... and this time ... i have found another Italian restaurant outside the metropolis... called Amoroma or " I love Rome ". It was a restaurant in Alabang before it moved to its new place in Tagaytay. Its owners are Chef Nino and Pholie Maestropietro. This restaurant boasts of the " only ONE in the country that serves black truffle mushrooms from Campoli, Italy".
The walls of his restaurant had the ambiance of an italian trattoria in Italy... with a lot of old fashioned Italian photographs on the walls, the familiar red and white checkered tablecloths and soft Italian music playing.
We wanted to try as many dishes as possible in order to taste what he had to offer...here are some of the dishes we tried....Beef Carpaccio with arugula, spinach with pine nuts..( these were very good!) According to Nino-- he doesn't scrimp on his ingredients so as not to alter the taste of the dish. Then he served us... vittello tonatto ( which i liked the best), and a pizza napoletanna... our main course was his Fettuccine with Tartuffo ( black truffle mushrooms) and truffle oil... this is a " must try " when you have your meals in this place!!!
Chef Maestropietro also imports his own italian wines...The red wines are: Pinot Nero Anselmi, Santo Moso Taurasi 2002 and Rossa Montalcino 2004. His selection of white wines are: Chardonnay delle Venezia 2007, Pinot Grigio Fruli 2007.
How to get there: use the Sta. Rosa Exit going to Tagaytay.. and once you get to the end... turn right. It is 100 meters from there....
He has some rooms for rent for guests who would like to stay over.... all his linens and towels come from Italy. They are moderately priced. Although his restaurant isn't on the ridge... you can see the view of the Taal Lake from the second floor where his rooms are located..
For those people who love good Italian cooking.... something that's definitely not fusion.... but something you can call COMFORT FOOD .... I recommend this place ....... AMOROMA!!!!!