Southbound: Cliffhouse Tagaytay

One day, Mr C, Ate B, the Kiddo and I took off on a roadtrip to Tagaytay. We wanted to make the most out of the long weekend, and so we decided to head somewhere we could just relax and spend quality time together. One thing I really appreciate about living in Alabang is that we are just a few hours away from great vacation spots. Even a simple day trip up to Tagaytay,  Batangas or Laguna is enough to wash away day to day stress, and some much needed R&R is exactly what we got on this trip.

The little guy with his Ninang Baban

 

We were really lucky that we didn’t hit any traffic on our way, although I was really anticipating clear roads since most vacationers had already left for their respective destinations a few days earlier.

Passing thru Nuvali en route to Tagaytay!

 

First stop was Cliffhouse for brunch. I had been to Cliffhouse before on an impromptu Tagaytay dinner roadtrip with my family. Of course, in the evening, you don’t get to appreciate the view, so I was really loving the ambiance that morning, even though the skies were gloomy and grey.

Welcome to Cliff House!

 

Of course, the first thing we did when we got there was take pictures so we’d have a lot of them to share with our relatives abroad. Warning: Photo dump coming up!

Bata + Ninang
Wonder what this guy is thinking about?
My boys
Enjoying the view
Mr + MrsC
Last na!

We eventually got hungry, as expected. Since Ate Baban hadn’t tried the food at Firelake yet, we decided to eat there.

Firelake Grill
The quaint al fresco area
Fresh dalandan juice
The husbandry
Braised Australian lamb shank served with saffron-herb risotto, whole roasted garlic and lamb stock reduction (PHP740)
Asparagus and mushroom risotto with home-made sweet fennel sausages (PHP310)
Grilled Norwegian salmon fillet with butter-glazed vegetables,  warm couscous salad and Dalandan butter sauce (PHP470)
Pepperoni Pizza for the little boy

 

Family!

 

 

My little ninja turtle

 

I love them

 

 

We were all stuffed after that super yummy meal, but of course, there’s always room for dessert! While the others got scoops of ice cream from FIC, I decided to try Mochiko for the first time. I chose the green tea flavored ball, and while I really enjoyed the ice cream inside, i wasn’t too fond of the sticky rice coating, and I found it pretty difficult to eat.

 

 

 

Little Mr Ice Cream Monster
Mochiko!
They look so cute when they’re next to each other like this
I chose Green Tea
Coooooold!

Brunch was only the beginning of our Southbound Day Trip. Read part 2 here!

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Firelake Grill Tagaytay
Unit 3 Cliffhouse Tagaytay, Aguinaldo Highway
Lungsod ng Tagaytay 4120
(046) 483 2069 / (0927) 914 4604
http://www.firelakegrill.com

 

Mochiko
Unit 3 Cliffhouse Tagaytay
Tent 2 Mercato Centrale at Bonifacio Global City
(0999) 884 0624
https://www.facebook.com/mochikomochi

 

About MrsC | Patricia Cuyugan

I am a happy mom and housewife. Outside of this, I'm also a writer, a crocheter, and a self-taught home cook. I'm part of a book club, and I enjoy binge-watching my favorite TV shows. I'm super entertaining on Instagram, Twitter and Snapchat! Follow me: MrsPCuyugan.

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