So guess who couldn’t get enough of Village Tavern?
To be honest, the price tags on VT dishes are a bit out-of-this-world, but somehow the place manages to draw me back in every single time. Scroll down to read about this dinner lineup, and find out how each dish fared.
I had the Gruyere and Applewood Smoked Bacon (Php495) yet again. Bad news: I found this pizza to be a bit lackluster this time around, lacking a little something something in the flavor department that I can’t seem to pinpoint. (And this is despite the presence of caramelized onions and bacon bits that should’ve done wonders to my tastebuds.) Plus, I didn’t like that this particular batch was served extra oily. I had to dab each slice with a tissue to rid of the excess oil.
I did like their Shrimp Portofino (Php395), though I rarely appreciate a good, sour red sauce pasta. Shrimps sauteed in garlic, fresh basil, and Parmesan tossed in fettuccine with homemade Tuscan sauce. I loved how there were so many awesome flavors in this one: the sweet shrimps and cheese, the sour (slightly bitter, even) red sauce, and the garlicky aftertaste each forkful leaves.
I just had to get a pitcher of their Red Sangria (Php500+) to water everything down. (But of course!) This variety still is most recommended. =)
Their St. Barths Chocolate Torte (Php395) was still amazing as ever, too. Do yourself a favor and get this for dessert when in Village Tavern. It’s one of the better chocolate cakes I’ve had thus far.