When: October 21, 2010
The BF's mother is here in Manila for a two-week vacation and, in fact, she celebrated her 63rd birthday last Thursday. Weeks ago, with this celebration in mind, I kept asking the BF where in the world shall we eat during this special day. As repeatedly pointed out by the BF, his mother doesn't have a big appetite and not a picky eater as well. So the only logical choice would be any food spot where BF and I would mutually enjoy. It should be near BF's office. Location, check. Our mutual favorite. Italian food, check. Name of resto? Aha, Amici it is!
My first Amici experience was at their original location at Don Bosco Makati where I had the
green-colored pasta spinach fusili montanara and gelato. Their gelato is quite exceptional so I went out to buy a big tub at their newest branch in Tomas Morato that time just so my siblings would know it. I love sharing good food, you see. :)
Spaghetti red vongole e gamberetti (Php 260) ~ pasta served with special red sauce and bounties of the sea
Well, seafood pasta is one of the reasons why BF loves Italian food. Except for those kinds with meatballls in it, he respects tomato-based pasta with seafood. He shared this pasta with the birthday girl, er, lady. :)
Cannelloni agli spinaci (Php 240) ~ a classic favorite! Pasta tubes filled with spinach and ricotta cheese topped with tomato sauce and a layer of creamy cheese
This dish was way too heavy for me. I felt like a genuine glutton after eating.
Al quattro formaggi (Php 295) ~ four cheeses
Never underestimate this plain-looking, thin-crust pizza. It was good especially when I sprinkled chili flakes on it.
Mango sans rival gelato cake (Php 95) ~ a mango lover's dream! Delightful mango gelato mixed with to-die for sans rival gelato embedded in layers of crunchy meringue wafers
Just to immortalize in pictures (read: photo ops purposes) that it's really BF's mother that day, we asked the server if she can put a candle on the gelato cake. Very cute slice of cake! The taste? Delish!
Smile then burp!
Now, where's the birthday lady? Here she is.
Happy birthday, Ma'am Tuding!
Notice the similarities? It's a case of photocopied genes. Hahaha! :)
Amici3/F SM Megamall Atrium