My friend recently arrived from Singapore for a 2 week vacation. It's been almost a year from the time she left and started a career there. Few days before she goes back to Singapore, we decided to have a Girls Night Out minus the clubbing. And since we all came from the north, everyone agreed to meet in Eastwood City.
We decided to got to Pasto
because we wanted to have pizza and beer. I'm pretty sure that we'll be chatting the whole night so might as well have a good food and a cold ice beer to go with it right? At first, I was a bit hesitant because my first experience with Pasto
way back in their Greenhills branch wasn't that impressive. I felt that the price doesn't go with the taste of the food. I felt that it was overpriced for an ordinary pasta but now. . .my experience was so much different in a positive way.
We started with their pasta selections. I ordered white sauce pasta because I know my friend loves white sauce over red sauce. So what's the famous white pasta in the world? You got it right. . .Carbonara
. It's got all the works, smoked bacon and mushroom topped with their garlic-cream sauce. This wasn't the first time I ate Carbonara but it seemed different with the others I've tasted. It's creamier but not too thick. I guess it was the garlic cream that they used because the ones I had, tasted “milky” cream.
What goes with pasta? Of course, pizza. We ordered Margherita
Pizza. Well, it's a classic Italian pizza topped with tomatoes, mozzarella, and basil served in thin crust. Honestly, I'm really a meat lover but my friends aren't. I thought the pizza was good for two people only because I based it from the price. Pizza was less than 200 bucks so I thought, in a fancy place like this, portion would be minimal. When it was served, I was shocked. It was 12 inches thin crust pizza and it really looked so exquisite. When I had my first bite, wow, I never thought non-meat pizza would taste so delightful. I tried Margherita pizza before from other Italian restaurants, I mean there aren't that bad but I'd usually go for meat, pepperoni, buffalo chicken you know all the works but with Pasto's Margherita Pizza, I'd definitely recommend it to my friends.
To complete our meal, we ordered ice cold San Miguel's Flavored Beer. I've tried this few times now and I really liked it. I recommended it to my friend who came from Singapore and she liked it too. We ordered different flavors so we could check which one tastes better. Well for me, lemon flavor complimented the pizza and pasta that we ordered.
I never thought that we would have so much fun just hanging, eating and drinking. Before, we usually go to bars, drink and dance until dawn but now, I enjoy this more. Catching up with old friends with good food to go with it.
Margherita - - Yum!
Garlic Cream Carbonara
Pizza and Beer - - Perfect Combination
Date of Visit: 2011-05-27