Saturday, August 23, 2014

Grissini Ristorante:An Authentic Taste of Italy in Magsaysay Strip

Grissini Ristorante at Cereza, Naga City 
An Authentic Taste of Italy in Magsaysay Strip

It took us sometime to dine in this wonderful
Italian Restaurant at the Cereza in Naga City.

Dining in Grissini Ristorante is like being
transported to a quaint Italian restaurant,

…the rustic European ambiance was made
more dramatic (and romantic) with the tune
of  ‘O Sole Mio” being  played on the stereo.

The aromatic smell of herb a spices blending with the 
mélange  of wonderful scents coming from the dishes being
cooked in the open kitchen was a feast for the senses.

The scent of freshly baked Di Focaccia bread
coming from the wood fed oven made our hungry
stomachs crave for the tasty Italian flatbread.

Luckily, the waiter was fast enough to serve
the  complimentary bread with a dipping sauce
made of a  mixture of olive oil  and soy while
we were browsing the menu for our orders.

We started our Italian dinner with a tasty appetizer
called Carpaccio di Manzo. It is made of thinly
sliced raw beef, lightly flavored with olive oil, a
dash of lemon and sprinkled with parmesan cheese

It was followed by Crema Di Funghi or classic
mushroom soup. The soup had a delicious mushy
thickness and one can actually feel and taste the
small bits a pieces of  mushrooms on the soup.

Being Filipinos, rice is a staple food for us in any meal
and we had Risotto Con Funghi. This delicious Italian
rice concoction, was sprinkled with fresh  mushrooms,
flavored with a tasty pungent aftertaste of parmesan
cheese, and spiced up with delightfully aromatic herbs.

Of course, we never fail to order fish and chips in any
restaurant whenever it is available in the menu and
it is called Frito Di Pesce Con Patatine in Grissini.

The fish was fried to delicious perfection but, I would like
to have and special mention about the chips as it was so
tasty but not salty, it was chewy but very crispy. Should 
this Grissini Potato Chips be sold commercially, it would
put even our favorite Lay’s Classic Potato Chips to shame.

Any dinner is never complete without a fish dish and
the deliciously tangy Salmone Rosa or Pink Salmon
flavored with lemon caper sauce was a perfect choice.

Grissini is also a haven for Italian pasta dishes and
their Pasta Alfredo is one of the best versions in town.
It was topped with creamy Classic Alfredo sauce,
made tastier with the piquant flavor of mustard, that
perfectly blends with the sharpness of smoked ham
and sprinkled spinach tagliatelle and aromatic herbs.

They have huge servings Lasgana Al Ragu,
where each lasagna layer was generously filled
with béchamel and rich and thick meat sauce.

We ended our dinner with their addicting
Mousse Di Cioccolata, where they topped
the very delicious chocolate mousse with
cream, choco flakes and fresh strawberries.

We also ordered their popular Profituale or
cream puffs but it was not available. The waiter 
suggested for this new luscious dessert fare
whose name I could not recall,  but with a
heavenly creamy taste one would never forget.

Grissini Ristorante is a delicious way to experience
authentic culinary treasures of Italy without having
to travel far and without having to spend a fortune.

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