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a Pinoy original + espresso brew = a perfect Sunday!

Husband and I spent the long weekend with my family in Cavite after missing my mother’s home cooking for a month. It was like the usual weekend, we had plenty of sleep and play with my sister’s kids.

And aside from what my family can offer the pleasurable time, I always have with my family 🙂 I always look forward on peeping at Tagaytay. Who wouldn’t love to steal a moment when Tagaytay is just a 10-minute drive away?

Sunday before dinnertime we made our way and drove to what is called “probably the most pleasant city in Asia” (says I had no idea that my favorite city today stands out with that label but probably I have to agree. Even if the place is now commercialized with its high-rise buildings, supermarkets and restaurants everywhere I still love the cool climate and the activities, which I find perfect for family bonding.


The Dinner

I picked Gerry’s Grill for last Sunday’s family dinner minus my Tatay. It was because I was craving for Kare-Kare and Crispy Pata. It’s a time-out to pizza and pasta dishes, which we frequent when in Tagaytay.

I have to give Gerry’s a visit and savor Pinoy original dishes this time 🙂 

The set we had,


Chili Cheese Stick with Garlic Mayo Dip. My sister and I loves that of Ibayo’s firesticks.


Inihaw na Pusit is an all-time favorite at Gerry’s.


Beef Kare-Kare is creamy and yummy!


Crispy Pata (Large). This would always be a winner for Sam, who can finish half of it 🙂

We also had Pork Sisig, which I didn’t bother to take photo because of the poor quality of serving.


I had Four Seasons Shake

While Nanay, Che and Sam had the controversial Sago’t Gulaman (no photo). I say so because the glass was delivered so so behind our ordering time, it is because the order taker failed to punch it (?) and worst was we were billed double for this. Tsk! I cannot account this as a single incident because even before it is a major complain. Good thing that we always check the receipt before paying so we do not overpay for foods we do not consume. I suggest you do the same 🙂


Currently Gerry’s Grill Tagaytay had this on-going promotion Beer All You Can for P199 during happy hour, which is 5-9pm. I don’t know with other branch but it’s a sure win for beer drinkers, four hours is long enough for alcohol intoxication.

Husband ended a little unsteady after six bottles…hehehe

Oh and by the way, Gerry’s Grill does have a live band that keeps its customers entertained while having a sumptuous dinner. I have no idea about the schedules but it’s definitely a plus factor for attracting local tourist.

Overall, Gerry’s Grill had gone beyond its expected market. I had no doubt that families, including us, who love to share quality time over dinner, had filled the place last Sunday night.


After-Dinner Coffee


We were supposed to drive home after dinner but my nephew, Pao, had been insisting about Starbucks so we had to stop at Summit Ridge Promenade.

We thought of backing out after we were greeted by the long queue of customers but it would be too hard to convince the little boy about going home. After 20 minutes, we were finally seated and sipping the hottest brew.

I don’t need to be a kid but I love the mood of Starbucks especially those branches in Tagaytay. It’s perfect for coffee sipping and lounging with family and friends.

What’s more, ending a delicious dinner with a superb coffee serving is a happy tradition. 🙂

We went home past 11pm and I stayed awake finishing all the editing for this week’s post. I look forward on changing this week’s disposition; tomorrow will be the start of the “ber”months. I smell Christmas; I am excited about this year’s red cups blend; I wish to get a lot of good vibes before the year-end.

Have a happy weekday everyone! 🙂 🙂 🙂

2 responses to “a Pinoy original + espresso brew = a perfect Sunday!

  1. docgelo September 4, 2010 at 9:56 am

    i am incredibly missing all pinoy foods and restaurants in manila, including gerry’s..
    although there are a lot of starbucks coffee here, i haven’t sip a cup because i find it a bit pricey compared to manila. their grande here cost like venti there….*kuripot*

  2. tammikuu September 4, 2010 at 6:54 pm

    i suddenly missed Gerry’s pinoy originals kaya i invited my family last weekend. and the best way to end the night would always be a cup of my favorite latte!

    try mo na dyan Starbucks doc gelo so you won’t be missing a lot of pinas 🙂

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