California Pizza Kitchen Introduces New Items on the Menu

A new menu celebrating new adventures and reminiscing on old favorites: On its 20th year, anniversary in the country, CPK Philippines launches their new menu with all-new pizzas, pasta, salads, while re-introducing pizza favorites over the past 20 years. 

Wang Jia Tea House

Weekend brunch with The KTG has brought us to try out Wang Jia at Home Depot in Ortigas. I love Chinese food so I'm definitely looking forward to trying out their dishes, especially dim sum.

Rustic Mornings by Isabelo

Saturday brunch with The Kain Tulog Gang (The KTG) has brought us to Rustic Mornings by Isabelo in Marikina City. I have always heard about this place whenever my friends would talk about Marikina, but it's the first time that I get to try this out. 
The ambiance is very homey and it does give that "rustic" vibe. It's very calming like you just got up from a good sleep, in your pajamas and have an amazing breakfast in the patio. Rustic Mornings by Isabelo is located on 11 Isabelo Mendoza Street, San Roque, Marikina City. 
Sharing the dishes my friends and I ordered at Rustic Mornings: 
Choco Nutella and Vanilla Speculoos Milkshake. Glad that they have flavors like these. These are bestsellers for kids and kids-at-heart.
Iced Cappuccino. I ordered an iced cappuccino with a request for whipped cream on top. (Fun fact about me: I only drink iced beverages for breakfast, even my coffee). It had the right amount of coffee and milk in it.
Spinach and Artichoke Dip. The Isabelo Garden, Rustic Mornings' predecessor, started from this amazing dish. A must-try! Rustic Mornings used to be the old home of Chef Portia, and she told us how she would experiment on cooking then call her mom to try them out. This dish is where it all began. 
Rustic Mushroom Soup. Rich in flavor and creamy. Has complimentary bread on the side. 
French Fries. Some finger food while waiting for the other dishes. Comes with two dips.
Acal Smoothie Bowl. Filled with antioxidants. This smoothie bowl is actually heavy on the stomach. I love the unsoaked chia seeds. This dish just feels very clean and healthy to me.
Three Mushrooms 3-Egg Cheese Omelet with Salad. Served with 2 slices of French baguette, herbed butter, and jam. The additional salad is optional.
Lox Toast Bar. Made of bagel, topped with cream cheese, salmon, capers, and lemon zest. I love the salmon, which is the highlight of this dish. The salad is refreshing and light. 
Half Plain, Half Churros Waffles. A combination of their crispy plain waffles and waffle churros. Something to order when you can't decide what flavor to choose. Both are good but I prefer the churros better. 
Blueberry Buttermilk Pancakes. These thick fluffy pancakes are just amazing. I like the taste, the texture, and the blueberries. The butter is also homemade and good.
French Toast Tower with Grilled Peaches. This French toast must be eaten immediately upon serving, otherwise, the bread changes. 
Breakfast Platters. There are a lot of breakfast platters to choose from. Best shared with family and friends. 
Tinapa Burrito. Tinapa sounds boring to me until I've had this burrito. I love the saltiness that blends well with the rice and the contrast of flavor with the sauce. This is really good and I recommend this as a must-try!
Dee Heirloom Spaghetti. Generous sauce that's on the tangy side--western style. Pasta is al dente. Also good.
Beef Tapa. A classic Filipino breakfast favorite. The scrambled eggs are nicely done. Beef tapa is good.
Grilled Salmon Fillet Rice Bowl. Juicy salmon fillet. 
Beef Ribs. It reminds me of mechado.
Chicken Fricassee. Reminds me of chicken pastel. 
Real Blueberry and Lemon Cheesecake. Chef Portia made this cake all from fresh ingredients. Real blueberries that go well with the cream cheese. The citrus taste coming from the lemon gives the cake a refreshing feel after every bite. 
Party Trays were also taken home by the gang. These are ideal for family gatherings or parties. You may contact Chef Portia at portiabaluyut@me.com.
Breakfast Baskets are also available. Now, you can cook their fluffy pancakes at home. 

The KTG mandatory groupie. Definitely coming back here again with my family and friends.

Rustic Mornings by Isabelo Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

Marriott Hotel (Pampanga)

Clark Marriott Hotel has just opened this September 2018 and we were invited for an overnight staycation in this luxurious haven.