Counting Our Blessings at Mama’s Table
I thought this day would never come! The day that we dine at Chef Vicky’s beautiful home finally arrived! Having made a reservation months ago (after seeing the Heart 2 Heart blog in one of my Baguio food researches/recons. Thanks so much for sharing, Ms. Rica), I was excited to the point that I couldn’t sleep well when finally December came around the corner. (If I had it my way, my loved ones and I would’ve gone the instant I found out about Mama’s Table. =b) It was like the hours of December 16 couldn’t go quickly enough so that it would be 5:00 p.m. and we would be at this home/resto/establishment.
With time being true, in that we couldn’t turn it back or stop it, we found ourselves at Chef Vicky’s door for our special celebration of life, friendship, love and all the things we’re blessed with. (Blessing 1) Before the door was even opened, my heart was ready to beat out of my rib cage seeing a little into her beautiful home through the glass panels at the sides of the door. My jaw dropped as I walked in with P3, my brother, Race and Leby (we’re all foodie friends here – with all our jaws on the floor now =D) (Blessing 2). (This is my living room, my dining room, my house. This is it, right now!!! ~Chris Rock’s tone in the movie, Grown Ups.) Having met Chef Vicky (Blessing 3), she gave us the time to go around her house being all shutter happy with the cam. (Blessing 4) When we were finished…sort of =)), we went indoors for the first part of our private dining experience; a board of bread, chips, spreads and dips. (Blessing 5)
We had more time to take photos (indoors this time ^^, Blessing 6) while waiting for the ‘main event’ of private dining. (Between you and me, we were already topped off with the board spread *hihi Chef Vicky even got us extra bowls of bread and chips just so we could clean off the dishes of spreads and dips. Blessing 7– we wiped it all away with the bread, weeee!) Hanging out by the fireplace, Chef Vicky then called us to the table (Blessing 8 and now, you know the drill =b). (It was just in time since the fire was dying down.)
At this point, I’ll let the photos do the talking. The day after our Mama’s table experience, I’m still too excited to be coherent… but I’ll try. *hihi
Forgive me, afoodionados, I didn’t take note of the names of the dishes. You guessed it, I was just so mesmerized every time the plates were brought to the table. I was still in a daze when Chef Vicky came out to tell us what the dish is, what went into preparing it, and also how to eat it. Starstruck me! *heeharhar
With course #4, our table fell silent. We were making sure we had a little of every ‘ingredient’ in one mouthful (as instructed by the Chef =D). It was a taste sensation that went from our mouths to our whole bodies. Oohhhh, feel the tingle! *tingle tingle. (And wow, the caper berries! We were ready to get ourselves a jar of these after we found out where we could get them. =D)
Back to the table! *hihi
(By this time, I was sort of freaking out…almost full, almost full! Where can I get an extra stomach?! Eeek! *heee)
- Salad to prepare your tongue for dessert? Why, yes! Doesn’t matter what the order of the courses, we’ll eat EVERYTHING the Chef put in front of us! \m/ …IT WORKED! I suddenly felt like I could start another eight-course meal =b
At Mama’s Table, the time suddenly seemed to go at high speed. Before we knew it, the eight courses for the dinner meal were consumed and enjoyed.
We hung around the living room for a bit. More photo ops! (I assume everyone just wasn’t ready to leave. And at the back of my mind, I wished time would stop…or maybe that I would ask Chef Vicky to adopt me. Take me in please, Chef? ^^, I don’t want to go home!!!)
When we packed our things and said goodbye to Chef Vicky, we knew that this day would forever be imprinted in our minds as one of the best food quests/food adventures we’ve ever had. Another thing to be thankful for. We are so blessed!
X marks Mama’s Table for good food in Baguio. A definite must try when you’re in the City of Pines!
Chef Vicky Tinio Clemente’s Private Dining
888-A Ambuklao Road
Baguio City, Philippines
0915 643 8775
***Thank you very, very much, Chef Vicky! (“,) Fingers crossed for consultation fees! *wink wink
***Thank you so much, Leby for completing our magic 6!
(Oh, btw, foodie friends, if you want to experience private dining at Mama’s Table, there has to be at least six people in your group. ^^,)
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