Friday, February 1, 2013

Marcia Adams' Tuscany

Never lose an opportunity of seeing anything that is beautiful; for beauty is God's handwriting - a wayside sacrament.  Welcome it in every fair face, in every fair sky, in every fair flower, and thank God for it as a cup of blessing.  ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

A lot of raves have been said about this quaint place snugged in a quiet side of Tagaytay City. I thought it was high time to finally experience what visitors called as a unique culinary experience.

As the name suggests, the place will give you a glimpse of the Tuscan setting.

Fresh beautiful flowers add romance and color to this once secret dining destination in a secluded location in Tagaytay City. According to Neil Adams (Marcia's amiable husband), these lovely flowers came all the way from Baguio City.

The food are prepared as you order. So while waiting, we decided to explore the beautiful place Marcia and Neil call home. If you ever come here for lunch, I suggest reserving a table near the window for a more dramatic effect.

On the table

Upon reservation, the lady on the other line told me that they require a consumable of Php700.00 per person which covers a 3-course meal that includes an appetizer, the main course and dessert. For Tagaytay standards, we thought the price was acceptable.

Complimentary Bread served with Olive Oil and Balsamic Vinegar

Lemon Bitters - Php85.00

Not your usual Lemonade especially made by Marcia herself. It's basically soda with lemon but the cute mini pitcher makes it quite special.

Marcia offered two appetizers that night and we thought of getting both so we can try as many food off the menu as possible.

Amalfi Prawns

I'm loving the incorporation of the potato chip delicately placed inside that gives a crunchy sound and salty flavor to the perfectly fried shrimps. This wasn't my order but I think I ate more than my seat mate. *wink*

Soup of the Day

This post is a month overdue but the memory of the very tasty soup with bacon and beans is as vivid as I can remember my name.

Grilled Pork Chop with Herb Rice

DB wanted to try Marcia's Italian Rabbit Casserole but we were told that it was unavailable that time. The staff recommended he try their Grilled Pork Chop instead. I was already expecting for him to say no and browse the menu again but to my surprise, DB said "Okay, I'll have that." To our delight, the Pork Chop was flavorful and the sides are so crispy but not too dry either.

Oh, Marcia and her genius cooking!

Beef Stew

The stew was delicious and the beef was very tender that I can cut it with minimal effort. I begged off from ordering an extra cup of rice to wipe the sauce off my plate as I was feeling Ms. Prim and Proper that night. *wink*

Panna Cotta with Lemon Sauce

For dessert, DB had the most perfect and heavenly Panna Cotta while I ordered Grilled Orange with Vanilla Ice Cream.

Grilled Orange with Vanilla Ice Cream

Another ordinary and simple-sounding dessert but Marcia's presentation and plating makes this drool-worthy! And truth be told, the sweetness and coldness of the ice cream complemented perfectly with the warm and tangy orange.

It was the perfect dessert to end a fantastic meal.

Meet Mr. Adams. 

I heard he always makes it a point to meet the guests for a little chit-chat and walk them to the gate of their serene and lovely home.

How to get there:

Photo grabbed from Marcia Adams' Facebook page

The two-hour drive to Tagaytay to dine and try Marcia's specialties is so worth it. We would definitely be back soon!


Marcia Adams' Tuscany
JP Rizal Street
Tagaytay City, Cavite, Philippines
Tel.: (63917) 801-1456

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