10.146 Bruschetta

10.146

31 (Fri) May 2019

Bruschetta

2.5

at Va Bene Pasta Deli

-Dasmariñas Village, Makati, Manila, Philippines-

with the Family

Lo and behold, our favorite Italian restaurant in the Philippines – the original location in BGC – just so happens to have a second branch in Makati, just outside the gates of our village.  A bit icky that it’s in a strip mall attached to a gas station – I’m not entirely confident that the restaurant’s water supply is safe from petroleum contamination – but I’m willing to take the risk.

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On the corner of EDSA and Pasay Road.

Fewer options on the menu, but a little bit of everything, more than enough.

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Similar casual vibe.

Happy to report that the quality of food appears consistently top notch.

The bruschetta was excellent: well-balanced/contrasting flavors and textures in the salami and mushroom, pecorino and ricotta cheeses, with slices of crispy/soft toasted bread.

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Pappardelle (3.0): Rosso Puglia braised lamb shank, Italian sausage, tomatoes – lamb was a bit gamy, and the pasta was too wide/heavy for my tastes, but still good.

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