If you’ve been following me on social media, then you know how much I love the Baby Barangay (aka Patty Laurel-Filart, Bianca Santiago-Reinoso, Nicole Hernandez-de los Angeles, Cat Juan-Ledesma and myself). This mommy support group has been my lifeline from my preggy days to the crazy fourth trimester (the first three-months after giving birth), handling Tristan’s first year to approaching the terrible twos. It has been such a blessing to be able to work with them, as it is always fun, relaxed and easy (it doesn’t feel like work at all). That’s why I couldn’t think of a better group of people to spend Valentine’s Day with–seriously, these girls mean the world to me.
We were invited by Tim Yap to dine at Salvatore Cuomo & Bar for Valentine’s Day, but decided to go the day after to avoid the crazy traffic (we are such moms). What an amazing dinner it was! We had a wonderful Italian feast paired with equally excellent wine. The stylish interiors and warm service are also noteworthy, and are great reasons to come back. This was one for the books–the Baby Barangay really enjoyed our time here. The food was excellent!
Now, a little backgrounder on the restaurant: Salvatore Cuomo is a premium casual Italian restaurant with Japanese influences (this explains the pizza, pasta and yakitori on the menu). Chef Salvatore Cuomo is actually Italian-Japanese, and his specialty is Neapolitan pizza (which is so delicious, by the way).
One of the best things about this restaurant (apart from its food, of course) is the stylish but relaxed interiors. I especially loved the long tables that can accommodate big groups like ours.
The open kitchen is another unique characteristic of this restaurant. I am a fan of open kitchens–these awesome chefs make cooking look so easy.
Love this chandelier–it is so pretty.
Catching up with these girls is always so much fun.
To start, we had Caprese con Mozzarella di Bufala (P750). This simple dish is a great appetizer–it is served with Buffalo Mozzarella and super sweet tomatoes.
Another yummy appetizer: Assorted 5 kinds of Yakitori (5 pieces/P550). This was Patty’s favorite!
Next up, PIZZA! Their Quattro Formaggi (P770) is just out of this world. It is served with 4 kinds of cheese and topped with truffle honey. Gaaaaaah! So delicious!
The best Valentine’s dinner! <3
Another must-order: the Sole Meuniere (P950). This is sautéed flounder with mushroom and caper sauce paired with mashed potatoes. Very light and tasty.
Someone was obviously very happy with the dinner.
This was Tristan’s favorite: Spaghetti al Funghi e Salmone Affumicato (P490). It is spaghetti served with smoked salmon, mushrooms and olive oil–simple but delicious. I think my son ate half of this plate!
Tristan loved the food!
Cant leave home without this guy.
This was not on the menu, but was oh so delicious. This leg of lamb was so soft, it just fell off the bone. Amazing dish!
Our forever dates. <3
The fully stocked bar.
Cat and Carl.
My loves. The Baby Barangay moms.
Salvatore Cuomo & Bar is located at:
Ground Floor, Uptown Parade, 9th Avenue corner 38th Street, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City
(02) 946 30 72 / (02) 946 30 73