Something for everybody-A A +A
Saturday, November 2, 2013
MIGGY was up for some light dinner at Café France in that building we describe as “the building that sprouted from nowhere” because we just noticed it when it was already standing up, built and occupied. It’s that building across PDCP Landco (across the drive from Blugre) where there’s a Maybank.
Right beside Café France is a restaurant that has pizza and pasta and Japanese and Filipino food.
Miggy, kind as she is, gave me the option to choose between the originally planned Café France or this new find. I did. Quickly at that. Pizza.
We sat down to be given five menus. Now, you don’t give a person who hasn’t had a decent lunch five menus when she planned on having a light dinner turned pizza.
We chucked out the light dinner and browsed through all five.
The pizza place is Ilforno, the Japanese place is SushiDito, and the Pinoy place doesn’t have a name. But they are all in one place.
First interesting thing… my vegetarian friends will be happy. They have six pizza flavors of which only one has meat. I got the Americano that has fresh and preserved veggies along with parmesan and mozzarella.
Miggy got the Mediterranean pasta, again of fresh ingredients and spaghetti.
Those are from Ilforno.
I got the maki that had salmon. I can’t recall the name. One thing good about SushiDito is that you get to order just four pieces and are not forced to order the whole serving. I got the four pieces.
From the Filipino menu, I got the Mixed Vegetables salad.
I’m happy with the pizza. I’m happy with the maki. I’m happy with the pasta. And most happy with the salad. You just need to ask an extra serving of dressing because the dressing they give you is in this tiny saucer that’s good for two okras and a slice of talong, tops.
As usual, four orders is just too much for two people to consume, and so I got to take home three slices of pizza to nibble while I painted later that night.
We had coffee at Café France instead to cap the night because the three-in-one restaurant doesn’t have coffee.
From across the street we saw that there’s another coffee shop right beside Blugre. Business is indeed booming.
Verdict for the three-in-one? It’s a place you should go to when you have a mixed bunch of friends who do not know what they want to have. With three sets of cuisines to tamp down cravings, that’s a good find. Oh, and may I add… there were bond paper printouts posted around saying “soft opening”, I have no complaints though, their service is fast. And yes, they have those button thingies on the table that you press if you need anything. No need to shout or crane your neck for a waiter.
Published in the Sun.Star Davao newspaper on November 03, 2013.