Chef Jayme Natividad of Taza Fresh Table at Taal Vista Hotel is at it again with new specials and spectacular offerings that one will surely enjoy feasting on. These flavorful specialties range from salad to pasta, mains to dessert, and not to mention incredible dishes for breakfast as well. It’s clear that Chef Jayme is still at the top of his culinary game! And this is one reason why I am always excited to visit Taal Vista Hotel in Tagaytay City – FOOD!
Taza, which is derived from the Arabic word “Taaza” which means “fresh”, offers international cuisine using fresh and local produce from different regions in the country.
Taza Fresh Table at Taal Vista Hotel – So much to love
When at Taza Fresh Table at Taal Vista Hotel, make sure to order some Mezzes – served with several pieces of flatbread. My favorites are Boquerones (fish marinated in vinegar) which is my all time favorite, Babaganoush, Spinach with Bacon Jam and Hummus. Every mezze has that sweet and salty component that delightfully complements each other.
Go heavy when spreading to enjoy the flavor that each mezze brings.
Our visit to Taza Fresh Table at Taal Vista Hotel won’t be complete without this Four Cheese Pizza (Php395.00). My daughter’s favorite!
What I like about this pizza is the use of local cheeses: Laguna kesong puti, pato quezo de bola, Laguna mozzarella. While the homemade ricotta gives this pizza additional character.
Wagyu Burger (Php550.00)
This burger is a testament to how Taza Fresh Table at Taal Vista Hotel supports the local food industry. They use local produce – the patty is ground Bukidnon Wagyu and the romaine lettuce is from Tagaytay. And to make it fun to eat, they use mozzarella instead of just a regular cheese. An honest to goodness-no extender-juicy-delicious burger!
Beef Stew with Pasta or Quinoa (Php580.00)
This specialty at Taza Fresh Table at Taal Vista Hotel uses local beef which was expertly braised, making the meat fork tender and allowing the flavors to permeate inside. Every spoonful I took of this dish was met with oohs and ahhs. Truly a delight to feast on! I partnered it with Quinoa instead of rice for a healthier option.
For breakfast, Taza Fresh Table at Taal Vista Hotel has a buffet spread that won’t overwhelm you.
There are assorted cheeses, jam, salad, different kinds of cold cuts, fruits, fruit juices and bacon!
We also got to enjoy the following ala carte dishes that I highly recommend as well.
Smoked. Glazed. Glorious! Perfect on a cheat day, you think? Wrong! It’s perfect to eat any time of the day (for as long as you are here at Taza Fresh Table at Taal Vista Hotel, of course!)
Southern Fried Chicken with Waffles
I cannot put into words how much I enjoyed eating this! All I know is that I almost finished the entire serving! The chicken has a nice crunchy battered skin with juicy and well seasoned meat that complements the gravy, syrup and waffles. Anything that combines sweet and salty is always a winner for me!
Brined and braised in low heat for hours turned this beautiful piece of meat into a spectacularly tender and flavorful breakfast staple. Savory and briny – comfort food at its best! Matched with greens and potatoes, and you have one balanced and very filling meal right there to jumpstart your day. A must try when visiting Taza Fresh Table at Taal Vista Hotel.
Bread that is soaked in eggs, milk, sugar and vanilla extract. Sounds simple right? But what makes it different and special is that Chef Jayme uses Baguettes! Of course! French bread for French Toast! Makes sense, right? The toast is pan-fried to perfection giving it that nice crunch on top but delectably soft on the inside.
And since it’s breakfast, order a cup of hot Chocolate con Batidor which partners well with the French Toast.
A chilly weather calls for this kind of drink that has a rich and thick consistency. Perfect to warm your tummies to beat the cold morning breeze of Tagaytay.
Give yourself a break once in awhile and just spend the whole day in Tagaytay and fill your tummies with the mouthwatering dishes that only Taza Fresh Table at Taal Vista Hotel can offer.
And while you’re at it, take advantage of Taal Vista Hotel’s enticing promos. Book a room and just enjoy, relax and be free from all the stresses in life!
Kilometer 60, Aguinaldo Highway,
Tagaytay City 4120 Philippines
Inquiries and reservations: +63 (2) 917-8225 / +63 (46) 413-100 / +63 0917
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