Delightful Dishes of I Piatti Cafe
I was planning to write a destination chow post on Nevada Square for as long as I heard it had reinvented itself into something more wholesome … more than just a nightlife/drinking place now. (Cheering from foodies heard all around! Hooray!) (Oh, the stories I heard about this spot when I was less advanced in years =b) Thing is, I don’t really have a systematic way of picking out where we’re going to dine next. It’s mostly just what my foodie lovies and I feel like eating and what I remember that’s pink on our Baguio restaurant list.
So the day of my hobby’s fourth year anniversary arrived yesterday. (Once again, nice eatsplorers, I appreciate you all! And special thank yous go out to those who sent me a message/left comments on the blog’s FB page. So touched by your words. *tear You sure know how to make a girl feel special. \m/) Scrolling through old conversations with one food quester, I was reminded that one day in August, he gave me a heads up about this restaurant named I Piatti. (Thank you so much for the reco, Sir Dan!)
I snooped around its Facebook page once again and saw that it fit the bill. Giddy to commemorate the day, Race and I rode out to Nevada in the hopes of making good on my destination chow post. With everything on the Piatti menu sounding so scrumptious, we had to weigh our options well. = D At first, we wanted to try their dinakdakan. Their tarp ad outside with the highlighted crispy lugaw also imprinted and called to me. Reading descriptions on the entrees section, braised beef flamande started to call even louder, as I pictured it was something that would be like our Vizco’s fave but instead of chicken, the protein is beef. Race’s curiosity about the restaurant’s osso bucco cancelled out the meaty appetizer/viand as well. After a nice quiet wait that we passed, by looking around, we sat to ohh and ahh at our lunch.
As soon as I was done photo documenting our mains, my hand went over the table to Race’s dish, to cut a piece of the meat. Ohh, wee, that was tender. I also wrapped some of that nice pomodoro spaghetti around my fork. Of course, I had my spoon in the bone marrow to boot. ^^, While Race was thinking, he liked his choice but wanted the beef shank to simmer a bit more in the seasoning and sauce, I found that it was a-okay for me. After finally tasting the braised beef covered in gravy mushroom sauce on my plate, however, the osso bucco’s taste began to fade in comparison.
This strongly flavored sauce also made the mashed potato the meat was served with, transcendental. How will I ever go back to plain gravy on mashed taters now, iPiatti? *hihi Compared to Race’s meal, the meat in my selection was just a bit more tender … Just the way I like beef, I realized. The vegetables that came with it were also perfectly cooked, not mushy and not so tough that I had to use excessive force with my knife/spoon to cut them into smaller pieces. You should’ve seen the dish all this food came in when I was done with it. If I had a piece of bread, I would’ve gone scarpetta clean on that sauce … and on Race’s pomodoro sauce, too. (“,)
To top off this protein packed lunchage, we had deep fried ice cream. I Piatti Cafe’s version had an outer core that was like a cluster of pinipig/rice crispies. Digging our spoons into the crust and breaking it, revealed pistachio ice cream inside. What a welcome surprise from plain vanilla, for sure! Drizzled with choco ripple and strawberry ripple, the dessert was remarkably well balanced. =) It was only with eating the cherry garnish that I got sugar bombed. Also, of note, is how the broken crust retained its crunchiness after being soaked in some melted ice cream and ripple.
X marks I Piatti Cafe for good food in Baguio. Oh you, delightful dishes, you; we’ll get our chompers around you again soon!
Into the category of my favorites, the Piatti resto goes. =D
So much for a destination chow compilation. Anyway, there are many other days. *hee We did get take out ulam from Kwento Cafe, but that’s another feature for another day.
I Piatti Cafe
Nevada Square, Loakan Road
Baguio City, Philippines
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