Saturday, August 07, 2010

Ristorante de la Mitre in Intramuros City

Last weekend we headed to one of my most favourite parts of Manila: the walled city of Intramuros. It is always refreshing to walk on cobblestones, hitch a ride with a kalesa, or pose with the guardia sibil, if only for a brief respite from the urban juggle of Manila.

The mandatory turista pic

I really hope they put that office into good use!

Manila Cathedral

We were lucky enough to arrive right before their union was sealed with a kiss.

I hope your bubble will never burst

We set out to try the newly opened Ristorante de la Mitre. The restaurant was conceived as an outreach program of the Catholic Bishops' Conference, and is presently run by (very friendly) nuns. La Mitra is Italian for Bishop's hat, the one worn during liturgical celebrations. The headdress indicates the fullness of the priesthood which the Bishop participates in Jesus Christ.

The restaurant interiors are very much consistent with the theme, with the most potent Catholic symbols decorating the place.

The servings were small, the taste was average, but I especially enjoyed the ambiance and continued dining for the novelty of the experience. There were quite a few foreigners who dined at the same time, probably the best place to go to after a visit in San Agustin Church.

Pumpkin Soup for Php 70

Archbishop Adams' Spaghetti el sugo di Pomodoro for Php 168

Lolo Dency's Pasta Penne with Shrimp and Kesong Puti for Php 138

Pancake Rolled with Mango for Php 68

Ristorante de la Mitre
Right in front of San Agustin Church
Along Calle Real
Intramuros City, Manila

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