I have a confession to make. I am a carnivore and I love meat, specially beef and more specifically steak. I am always on the look out for the “ultimate” steak. Of all the steaks I tried (both locally and abroad), the best steak for me (IMHO) is the steak from Antonio’s Tagaytay.
Antonio’s Tagaytay (http://antoniosrestaurant.ph) is a reservations-required restaurant that is housed in a colonial-style mansion, surrounded by lush gardens and its own farm from which they get most of their ingredients. But to label Antonio’s as merely a restaurant is similar to calling a Rolls Royce Phantom as merely a car. “Antonio’s is much more than a restaurant. It is an experience, one we encourage each and every guest to savor and share.” (from Antonio’s website)
I completely agree. It is indeed a place to celebrate life and celebrate it with people we love.
To get there from Manila usually requires a 2-hour drive from Manila on a regular day. The place has gone through numerous renovations and upgrades. It now includes a beautiful renovated garden with several new dining and lounging areas. It is the combination of this awesome backdrop, ambiance and mouth-watering food choices (specially the Angus ribeye steak) that draws me to the place like a moth to a fire. The distance and the price tag mean that I can not visit the place more often than I want to. So each time my family decides to travel to Antonio’s, it is indeed a highly anticipated special event. We call it a Pilgrimage.
Yesterday our family was blessed to have an opportunity to travel to Antonio’s to dine with my sister who is visiting from us from Canada. Great food, great company. God is good indeed. 🙂
Here are some photos* (low res) from my May 24, 2015 pilgrimage to what I consider as the happiest place in Tagaytay – Antonio’s 🙂 I hope through these photos, I can share with you my Antonio’s Pilgrimage experience and encourage you to check out the place for yourself.
*Kindly click on each photo for a bigger view.
I miss Antonio’s already and can’t wait for the next Pilgrimage.
All photos by Daniel Y. Go.
Taken with a Nikon D810, Nikon 24-70mm f/2.8G; Nikon 50mm f/1.4G