Antonio's is a household name for the Tagaytay going public. For one, I have been a fan of Chef Tonyboy Escalante, and his Tagaytay restaurants for more than fifteen years now. What made their restaurants more attractive to me was their attention to local sourcing and organic farming. They consistently carried over this philosophy across their restaurants. From his upscale fine dining haven, Antonio's, to his former Filipino restaurant Antonio's Grill, jazzed up to what is now Balay Dako. But the  food outlet that I hold dearest is his all day breakfast place, Breakfast at Antonio's. It is no secret that breakfast is my favorite meal of the day. As a public confession, I admit going out on a whim and drive up to Tagaytay, drop by Breakfast at Antonio's and drive back down to Manila. I've seen many changes in this restaurant.

From the interior, to the menu..

One thing remained the same: loads upon loads of breakfast favorites. So many choices, so many temptations!

For today's brekkie fave, I chose the Mushrooms with Swiss Cheese Roesti. And what a great choice that was! It came with a serving of their freshly baked bread. And I took this down within seconds! That trip from Manila got me really hungry. But the best was yet to come..

A Roesti is a Swiss potato pancake. Think hashbrowns but bigger! This version was smothered with various kinds of mushrooms, melted swiss cheese and two eggs cooked overeasy. I so enjoyed this!

With the Taal Volcano as your backdrop, anything and everything will taste good in this place. 

I will see you again soon, Breakfast at Antonio's. That Croque Madame is waiting for me!

This is an excerpt of my original post in my personal blog, Chowpowwows, where chow is always on the lowdown. 

Published by Michelle Africa