June 20, 2018 Wednesday
We assembled at the lobby of Corpo Santo so we could all walk together to our dinner hosted by FPG Insurance led by their president Ramon Dimacali.
We walked to our next food adventure, the Cantinho do Avillez.
It was as steep climb on slippery cobbled stones and it was good my husband was the ever gentleman making sure I didn’t slide down.
It was a short walk pero nakakahingal kasi sobrang matarik. Our expectations became higher kasi hiningal kami. It was like “this better be good” or hindi sulit ng hingal.
For a few moments my mind traveled back in time when I touched the small saucer made of tin (sartin). It reminded me of my childhood. We had plates, bowls, cups and saucers made of tin when I was still little.
Cynthia sets herself apart from the ordinary tours by trying her best to scout for the best restaurants in town. Majority of the restaurants she has brought us were so far very good.
I went out to inhale fresh air. I was having migraine attack and was beginning to feel faint so my husband told me to go outside. It was a lot cooler outside.
I came back after 10 minutes and the dessert had been served.
Cantinho do Avillez failed to impress me. I didn’t like the food but most of my companions enjoyed the dinner. We have different tastes and expectations.
I had migraine attack because it was hot and humid inside aggravated by the location of our table, we were seated next to the open kitchen. The air was stale. The place was in full capacity because the chef/ owner Jose Avillez is rated and all his restaurants are very popular. One of his distinguished restaurants, Belcanto, has two Michelin stars.
I went inside the one with a rooster, kala ko kasi chicken. There was a urinal and nagtaka ako kasi there were images of sexy women in different poses.
Nalaglag talaga IQ ko, rooster pala ito. Kala ko yung rooster ay chicken kaya for women. Yung chick kala ko bird. Di ba bird refers to men’s hotdog.
I got it mixed up. My husband and Oyen suspected that I used the men’s toilet. Tumpak. My daughter laughed at me but my husband scolded me. “Nagkamali ka na naman”. Eh kasi yung drawing chicken yung isa bird. Baligtad pala.
Thank you to FPG Insurance for hosting our dinner.