22 June 2013

Early out of town breakfast at Buon Giorno

I was fiddling with my camera this morning and found these photos in the memory card.  I missed uploading them and now I am writing about how to enjoy an early weekend for a quick out of town trip.

We all had one of those, a week that is truly hectic.  It could be a week of problem solving, research, negotiation, approvals, deadlines, socials, heavy rain that comes (of all hours in the day it had to be) at rush hour and we're all stuck in a jam.  Sometimes, we just want to get away from it all, away from where it all happens and breathe some fresh air.

Well, that's just what we did.  During that week, Saturday couldn't come any sooner and I asked Mickey if we can go up to Tagaytay to have breakfast at Buon Giorno.  He was game for it as I was, so I called for the earliest reservation I could get (which was 7:30 am), reserved our favorite opium bed and hoped that the place would not be crowded when we get there.

We were on the road by 6:00 am, and as we left the heat and traffic in the city and slowly entered the colder, fresher, greener Tagaytay landscape, we knew we were right where we wanted to be that day.  It was a good day.

Buon Giorno can be found inside the compound of The Inn at the Cliff House Tagaytay.  There are other restaurants there (Fire Lake Grill and Cafe Platito) and dessert/snack shops (Cafe Breton, Fling frozen yogurt and Fruits in ice cream), but for today, we are having breakfast at Buon Giorno. 

There were many National Geographic moments during our visit.  Like this black ant crawling on top of the petal of this hanging flower.

Of course, you just have to stop at the ledge to gaze and memorize the view of the Taal Volcano and Taal Lake.  You just have to take all that in.  The view was beautiful that morning.

Here's our opium bed.  We we're so happy we had the place to ourselves.  Except probably for the multitudes of cicadas that were buzzing and making clicking noises that end in a simultaneous, overpowering hum.  It was quite cool and we didn't mind the natural orchestra.

I had early morning brewed coffee

Soup at breakfast?  Yes, indeed!  We love to have it when the weather is cold

I had the Shrimp Bisque soup

Mickey had the Minestrone soup

The breakfast menu

For breakfast, we wanted to have the Salpicao.  Too bad, they didn't have it that day though.  So we had the US tapa loin instead. 

This little fella didn't mind that we were sharing his space that day

The view from our opium bed

If others do jump shots or selfies.  Here's what we've been doing for a long time - shoe shots!  Normally to mark places we've been to.  One day, I'll gather them all up and show you.  Haha!

If you want a quick Tagaytay escape, visit Buon Giorno at The Inn at the Cliff House Tagaytay located at Km. 58 Emilio Aguinaldo Highway, Maharlika East, Tagaytay City.  For reservations, call (+63-46) 483-2093.  Click here for a detailed map.

I hope you're all enjoying the weekend!

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