Being a natural foodie with an eye for detail, I was supposed to create a food blog because I both love to eat and cook as well. I ended up blogging and telling stories about everything under the sun. Food, travel, hobbies, what fascinates me and of love itself.
The first time I saw Pamana restaurant from a friend’s post. I instantly adored it. It was the one in Tagaytay. I’ve always been fascinated with walls where different frame photos are mounted. I have 2 walls at home where I did the same though I am not that contented yet. I need more.
Bistro Pamana did just like that. They framed vintage photos of celebrities. As the owner was once a famous celebrity during her time.
My soul sis told me that it is Barrio fiesta’s sister company. Who also owned Isdaan in Laguna. Their specialty or focus are Heirloom Filipino dishes twisted and tweaked, serving them in gorgeous plates and “cubiertos” to match their theme: Vintage and eclectic.
I learned this because soul sis brought me to their Makati branch. We had to have dinner first while waiting for a client and I had adobo flakes for the first time. My sis get this basket of seafood both of which tasted great. It has prawns, fillets of fish and mussels. You’d be asked to choose from 2 ways to cook it.The adobo flakes comes with a soup, some condiment and eggplant salad. A staple Filipino meal presented with creativity.
The moment we stepped in I can’t help but be awed and sis told me “I knew it!” Why? The walls are painted in lavender that’s not hurting to the eyes because they stabilized it with white Wainscots. As I’ve always confessed, lavender is my favorite color. That is my chakra color as well. I feel energetic being around this color for the longest time.
Honestly, The framed photos amazed me. Not just because of the old photos of known Filipino celebrities. And sandwiching them with vintage mirrors as well. Most of the elements jived with each other. The quilted seats, the transparent dining chairs and to complete it – the chandeliers.
It is no longer a surprise for a place to be noticed, be popular and be featured in famous magazines and attain recognitions here and there.
One staff while I was admiringly looking at the photos on the walls asked me to try the one in Tagaytay and the newly opened branch in Quezon City. He proudly claimed that I will equally love it. Secretly, I am eyeing the one in Tagaytay… (–,)
I also noticed some clippings from magazines where they were featured hanged on the walls too. A kind of prevalent pride of being recognized. Which unquestionably shows that they made a name already in the Food and Beverage industry.
By the way, their iced water tasted sweet. I sensed they’re lemons. And none are those palt bits that are usually visible like the one I sighted from other restaurants’ service waters. Bistro Pamana is another hit. I’m grateful to my soul sis for bringing me here. I will come back here surely. And make my tummy happy … =)
Look! Miniature typewriters and sewing machine as check cases…=)
Sometimes, thoughts of some people on how to do things surprise us unexpectedly. To veer away from what is ordinary and be unique. These vintage stuff used as check box basically taught me that. And I’m just glad to realize. Until my next learnings.
They used to call me “Laguna girl”. I grew up in San Pedro, Laguna in the Southern part of the Philippines. An only daughter with an only son.Passionate with so many things. A lover of life itself. First is to write. I used to sing (I specifically love the stage), I read a lot,
I cook simple to challenging recipes for my loved ones, I travel to capture breathtaking pictures (inheriting my passion in Photography from my late father), a nature lover, I find rainbows, butterflies,
rainbows and trees as God’s most beautiful gifts.
I love it that traveling allows me to try and learn cuisines that are new to me (being a foodie) and I get to meet different people too.
I do abstract painting, I am a Craft enthusiast (quilting & scrap-booking), all of which are my own way of expressing my love for life and surround myself with anything but pretty.
Blogging makes me happy and I want to see if I’m going to click in this premise. Sharing anything that might benefit my circle and mankind too, specifically my fellow Filipinos here and abroad.
I’m a color devotee and been in love with the color purple or violet.
I like pink, red and teal too! =) I dreamt of joining that team who does colorful outdoor murals. Or anything that has to do with the Arts.
Coffee is my water,
and my comfort food are: blueberry cheesecake, frozen yogurt, sansrival and cream puff. I mastered fettuccine carbonara because it is my favorite, along broccoli with prawns and mushrooms Chinese style. =)
I love “Stitch” – that grinning indigo pup and still in love with Daryl (remember those muscles in the series “The Walking Dead”).
I have a sort of vintage taste for Interior Designing and Fashion (must be the gypsy in me). I am awed by it validating my wondering if I am an old soul.
Ultimately, I intend to be a not so famous Author someday. =) I’m just waiting for God’s time for my first book to be published.
Please drop by for a comment or two, you are always welcome here, come fly with me “On Purple Wings!”(–,)
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