After all, I was already day-dreaming about lounging by the pool while bonding with my dear friends.
We all stuck by our proposed time schedule to be able to make the most of our trip and to be able to have more time to bond with one another. We all agreed to meet up at 830AM to load our groceries and drinks and to begin the not-so-long drive up to Tagaytay where we all agreed to stop for lunch before heading to Punta Fuego where we will stay for the night.
While thinking of where to eat, Jane and I decided to try Amoroma as I've heard a number of raves from my boss. He told me they serve "real slices of black truffles" and that was in fact the magic word to convince me to try Amoroma myself. We were the first customers to arrive and our long table for 13 was ready.
I love the homey feel of this Italian restaurant. With a few square tables inside and a big brick oven beside the entrance door. The kids enjoyed the windy weather of Tagaytay where they happily checked out the outdoor area.
We agreed to get three pizzas to share and get our own pasta or rice dish depending on our preference.
I zeroed in on the Tartufo Nero with Linguine Pasta (Php. 430). As the menu says, it's cooked in olive oil and is served with shaving of black truffles. Sounds delicious! It came piping hot and I love how al dente the pasta was. The truffles had a very nutty taste which I love. I like how it wasn't too overpowering that I managed to finish off the entire plate on my own. Hooray! Another way to enjoy this dish is to order some prosciutto like what Jane did to balance off the truffles with some meat.
Paul loves tomato-based pasta and since he doesn't want his pasta dish filled with a lot of ingredients, he just went to the Bolognese with Spaghetti Noodles (Php. 215). Simple meat sauce simmered in thick tomato sauce. That's the way he likes it. In fact, he wanted his pasta sauce a little bit more sour that what was served but for him it was a-ok.
For pizza, we chose three flavors: Bianca, Prosciutto, Aglio Olio half with Margherita.
The Prosciutto (Php. 415) was the crowd's favorite. I noticed how fast we were able to wipe out this particular pizza and I wasn't surprised at all as I personally enjoyed this too. I love the thin slice of prosciutto on top of each slice which took up a little more than half of the pizza, pretty generous in my opinion. The base was simply made of tomato sauce and sprinkled with some herbs. It was light and delicious!
The Margherita (Php. 230) was pretty good too. Simple tomato based pizza with basil and herbs. This is perfect for those who wants a simple slice of pizza.
Last was the Bianca (Php. 315). Filled with cheese and creamy sauce this was ordered particularly for the cheese lovers in the group. Since we all had our own heavy fill of pasta and pizza, we had some of these left which we enjoyed for breakfast the next day. If I were to go back to Amoroma again, I'd get a half Bianca, half Prosciutto pizza.
We all enjoyed our Italian lunch and couldn't help but compare this to our lunch at C' Italian in Angeles, Pampanga where each one of us shelled out a little more than P800. Here, the price per head is around P500 and we even had some pizza left! We were pretty satisfied with Amoroma which marked a good start to our fun and relaxing vacation.
It surely was a fun vacation spent with a great company! We enjoyed bonding, swimming, cooking, eating and singing! This group is the best testament that love and food will definitely keep us all together. :)
Till the next Club outing!! ♥
*photo credit: Paul Ang
Amoroma is located at 3575 Calamba Road, National Highway, Brgy Tolentino East, Tagaytay City. Call them at +63 (46) 696-3582 / 0929 - 2690370.