After an afternoon at Pinto Art Museum without getting to eat
(huhuhu), we looked for this resto that was featured on KrisTV. Thank goodness, it’s quite easy to locate Patio Vera kasi gutom na gutom na kami!
Our eyes were satisfied before our tummies. What a cozy, romantic spot! May nagpe-prenup shoot pa nga sa garden and may Christian (?) wedding in one of the function rooms when we got there.
We were asked were we wanted to dine– near the bar or at in the garden (sa may pebbles-pebbles daw), shempre, yung sa may hardin ang pinili namin…
Because it’s near the couch where we planned on lounging when we have our after-dinner drinks!
As we waited for our food to arrive, I went around the place to take photos of interesting displays. There’s this old sewing machine…
This floral canopy…
Filipiniana items and antiques…
And colorful shoes that they use when serving the bill…
Patio Vera is owned by a successful shoe businessman back in the 1970s.
Here’s Miko excited to eat the lengua that we ordered. :p
First one to arrive was the Vigan longganisa and cheese stuffed jalapeno with sweet chili sauce called Dinamita (245php). Hard not to love something with cheese and longganisa!
Miko had a Green Mango Shake (85php) and I had the usual (45php).
The Mixed Seafood Suam na Mais (355phph) serves 2-3 people. They used native white corn so the soup extra starchy, just the way I like it. :) There’s lots of shrimps, squid, clams, mussels, and fish in it.
The Lengua (365php) was creamy and tender. It’s ox tongue stewed in mushroom sauce.
Miko had Garlic Rice (45php).
I had Aligue Rice (65php) na amoy pa lang, panalo na. Yummm!
Busog! We finished everything, except the soup. Other dishes that we want to try next time are the Sinigang na Hipon con Lechon, Menudo de Meya, Everlasting (Marikina’s version of meatloaf), and Pastel de Mantequilla.
Then it was time for drinks and dessert aka couch time! :D
We had Almond Sanzrival Cake (170php) and Tres Leches (170php). The sansrival tasted good but it was kinda hard to chew. I prefer the thick and airy kind. The tres leches was rich, milky, and melts in your mouth. It really deserves to be the bestseller.
For drinks, we had Jack Daniels (145php/shot) and Absolute Berry Cosmo (135php). I loved the cocktail so much that I had three. :D
We’re very happy with everything we ate and also satisfied with the friendly service of their staff, that we already planned on what to eat and who to take with us the next time we visit. :)
70 Gen. F Santos St.,
Calumpang, Marikina City
// listening to Mark Ronson feat Bruno Mars – Uptown Funk