Alabang was the destination of choice for our Valentine’s Date this year and we really had no set plan except for dinner at Le Petit Cheri in Molito. Suffice it to say, we super enjoyed winging it. We ended up driving past a branch of Project Pie, making the snap decision go and scarf down an artisan pizza, going to the supermarket next door and ended up buying my cat a new collar, and finally, going to Molito where we both tried out the Magum Gold?! and deposited ourselves at Le Petit Cheri for some French fare.
We also wanted to hit Magnum Opus if we had the chance (because, TARDIS) but unfortunately, I think we spent too much time in the supermarket. I really want to go back to Alabang and try out all the food places in Aguirre Avenue! It’s a shame we don’t journey South more often—I’ll see to it that we change that.
Project Pie is my personal slice of heaven. You get to choose your pizza, out of 6 customisable bases, (285php) and add all the toppings you could want for no added cost! The pizza people behind the counter strongly advised us not up everything on it. She was particularly adamant about it going, “Sir, no. No. Just don’t. Please don’t.” when Nox asked if anyone has ordered it already. Then her colleague by the meat toppings station chimed in with a reasonable explanation—it will be hard to have your pizza cooked through-and-through if you put everything on top. He said it’ll be like eating raw food. 😐
However, he did say we could have all the topping IF we only put a smidge of everything so that the pizza still looks like a pizza (not a small mountain of toppings) and it cooks evenly.
They sell Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay in itty bitty bottles for 280 php!
View from the second floor.
Tada!! We chose pizza # 6 (grilled chicken, sliced red onion, cilantro, mozzarella, gorgonzola, bbq sause) with parmesan, pepperoni, italian sausage, crumbled meatballs, Canadian bacon, proscuitto, caramelized onions, fresh mushrooms, rosemary, artichokes and black olives. Well that was a mouthful of toppings!
Remember what I said about exposed bulbs
? These are simply gorgeous.
Spotted: My friend’s logo at the ground floor of South Supermarket.
We arrived at Molito pretty early for dinner but a bit late go head to Magnum Opus
so we just walked around and bought ourselves some Magnum Gold before dinner. (Magnum instead of Magnum!) (Dessert before dinner!)
This gorgeous salad from Le Petit Cheri
is called the Salad de la Mer. It had seared peppered tuna, smoked salmon and buttered shrimps in it.
We were a couple of happy (and full!) campers after our dinner. We headed back to Manila around 8:45 in the evening to catch up with friends in time for the 10 pm screening of the Lego Movie.
Imagine our surprise when we reached Greenhills in FIFTEEN MINUTES from the Skyway somewhere along Bicutan. The Traffic Gods were kind to us that night. It took longer finding parking that to traverse three (or four?) cities.