>> Friday, July 30, 2010

The highest forms of temptations are confections. Many tried to resist and many has failed. This is because, in this life of never-ending problems, we always patch things up with sweets. Best example are the women who just broke up with their men. Also, everyone is trying to stay in figure and so everyone is trying to stay away from sweets as much as possible.

Confectionery comes in different types. The best is chocolate. Chocolate gives us a feeling that everything is going to be okay - even if we're gaining weight. Since we cannot fool ourselves with the extra pounds we'll gain, might as well have the best confections in life. One of the best places to get some good chocolate love (it's not what it sounds like), is Fudge.

Fudge is a boutique pastry that serve unique dishes, most especially, the confections. Fudge is by far, the best pastry shop I have ever went into and all I can do is surrender to temptation.

Tre Colore

Their Tre Colore is the best reason why chocolates rule the confectionery world. Tre Colore consists of the 3 main types of chocolate. The first layer would be the white chocolate, second is the milk chocolate and lastly, the dark chocolate. The great thing about this dessert is the balance of the sweetness. It is amazing to think that with all types of chocolate in this dessert, you will still taste every flavor of the chocolate. The dessert reminds me of the current Miami Heat roster. Three all-star players in one team, but difference is, Tre Colore already proves that it is a champion in the confectionery league.

The Army Navy (photo from Fudge's Facebook Page)

Fudge also serves dishes like chicken and fries, gnocchi and other outstanding ones. But one thing to have in Fudge is their Army Navy sandwich. This sandwich has the ingredients of the original clubhouse sandwich. The amazing artillery of chicken, lettuce, bacon, egg and tomatoes are locked and loaded. But what separates this sandwich from the others is that the sandwich is smothered with melted cheese. I cannot put into words the feeling of orgasm just by looking at it.

Cheesecake Delight

The Cheesecake Delight is what a cheesecake should be. Imagine a cheesecake that is placed between a chocolate cake. Interesting? No, it is amazing. The interesting part would be the chocolate not taking the spotlight from the cheesecake and the amazing part is how both flavors blend in your mouth. I love how Fudge made the cheesecake. With the correct amount of sweetness and the pinch of sourness in it, this cheesecake is a sure knockout, via 1-2 combo.

Lava Cake
(photo from Fudge's Facebook Page)

If you think the best confectionery is the bubble gum, think again. The Lava Cake is fierce. Served 25 minutes after ordering, it is worth the wait. A chocolate cake with vanilla ice cream on top looks calm when it is served. But once you take a part of it, smoke from the chocolate cake emerge and the chocolate filling flows out like the genie in Aladdin's lamp. Yes, it is magical indeed. But wait until you've tasted it. The outer layer of the cake has a good crunch while the softness from the inner part plays with your tongue. This dessert is so heavenly, it feels like listening to an angel playing the harp.

Fudge is the reason why confections are called, food for the gods. It is not a sin to have chocolate once in a while. It is nature's way of making up for Mondays.

Come to think of it, chocolate makes you happy. It is cheaper than therapy and you don't need an appointment.

Fudge is located at 888 A. S. Fortuna St., Mandaue City (just in front of Joven's Grill). Price range is P80 - P130


Casa Verde

>> Saturday, July 3, 2010

My girlfriend have this secret smile and she uses it only for me. I often long for that smile that every time I see it, my butterflies in my stomach will have butterflies.

That kind of smile is only known and shown to me. Perhaps, it is one of my best kept secrets. However, I may be good in keeping secrets like your best friend but one of the best restaurants in Cebu is no secret at all. Exposed like the magic of David Copperfield, Casa Verde is one of the elite class of restaurants that was only known by few before. Today, it is now equivalent to a tourist spot.

Casa Verde is a restaurant that specializes on steaks. One characteristic of the restaurant that I love is the family-style cooking in a classy environment. They serve food like how a mother serves her child. No matter how delinquent you are, you still deserve the best meal.

Bacon and Cheese Potato Skin

Since Casa Verde specializes on steaks, you will get to choose whether you want it with rice or mashed potatoes. In my world of gastronomy, mashed potatoes rule. Their Bacon and Cheese Potato Skin is one good dish for an appetizer. Served with sour cream, every bite is a delight. I love how they place the amount of bacon and cheese to balance the taste of each ingredient. To me, that is talent.

David Dean's Tenderloin

Tenderloin lovers need not to worry. The David Dean's Tenderloin is one hell of a dish. It is a steak on top of a mound mashed potato and topped with melted cheese. This is also served with demi-glaze and garnished with fried onions and roasted almonds. If the cake is better with icing, then tenderloin is better with demi-glaze. From the first look of the dish, I can already tell the demi-glaze is all over the dish like satin from the goddess Athena's bed. Tenderloin, for me, is really good in medium rare. The sweetness and the flavor of the meat would really come out and this is achieved by Casa Verde.

Brian's Ribs

Their best seller is Brian's Ribs. This is baked pork ribs with a sweet tangy piquet sauce. This is served with corn and rice or mashed potato. The serving of this dish is only meant for one but like any other magic, that is just an illusion. The serving of Brian's Ribs is equivalent to insane. Aside from the huge serving, the meat on the ribs is properly baked. The success of baking pork ribs is like the success of a 36D bra, everything does not fall off in a single poke. Unlike the separation of Kris Aquino and state, Casa Verde was able to achieve the proper way to bake the pork ribs.

Casa Verde seems to be an exposed secret to all of the Cebuanos. But there is one more secret in this very good restaurant. Known by few, there is an item that is not included in their menu. It is their monsterized Casa Verde burger. This secret burger is bigger than your fake Corelle plate. The secret burger is good for 4-5 persons with an appetite of an elephant.

Casa Verde does not need any illusion when it comes to cooking. With all the goodness that they serve in every plate, it is something that we cannot imagine on how they do it. Just like any magic show, enjoy every bite because there is real magic in good food.

Casa Verde is located at #69 Lim Tian Teng St. Cebu City (known as Ramos branch), A104 The Walk Asiatown IT Park Lahug, 3rd level, The Terraces, Ayala Center Cebu.


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