Gelatissimo : OpenRice.Com Review

rsz_1mbp_pinkSo how can one end the day with a sure smile? Ice Cream! Cebu has the best ice cream to offer. Ayala Terraces in Cebu houses Gelatissimo, you will know right away it is a familiar ice cream destination because there were no available tables, the only way to get one is to wait for your turn. So there are three lines to queue for, the line to pay for the ice cream, the line to get your scoops, and the line to get a table. Since I visited with four other friends, it was easy to do all at the same time.

So in no time, we got our ice cream and we got the best table, too. It is right next to the door where you can see the view from Ayala’s central garden. If you can’t take too much sugar or any sugar for health reasons, you can still visit because they offer sugar-free ice cream! Yep, ice cream that is perfect for everyone!

On our table, we went for two scoop cups: vanilla, mango, original chocolate, American chocolate and chocolate truffle.

We surely ended the night with a smile on our faces. Gobbling down ice cream as a nightcap is divine, just make sure you help yourself to a glass of water right after, though.

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Cold Stone Creamery : OpenRice.Com Review

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Coming off from a Saturday outreach activity, we all opted to go for ice cream. There were a couple of ice cream shops just right outside our workplace and we went with Cold Stone Creamery’s airconditioned spot, the other one serves ice cream but you will need to eat it bistro style sans AC.

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Right at the door, this ice cream shop is hard to miss with their staff dancing with choreographed steps with the menus on their hands. As soon as you step in, you will get the best attention as they give you all the information you will need to make it the best ice cream experience for you. That is not enough, to add to the fun, you can either choose to watch how they make your ice cream (these ice cream staff will give your dancing bartenders a run for their money). They also randomly ask their customers to catch your scoop of ice cream on your cup/cone! (my Gab surely enjoyed this on our previous visit).

Based on my Pinoy serving, I find the waffle servings small, so I went with Cheesecake fantasy on their biggest cup and I asked that the waffle be served on a separate cup instead. My friends all did the same! It was the best waffle dipped in ice cream experience of strawberries, and a generous amount of Graham crackers plus cheesecake.

My friends also got creative with theirs, one with three different caramel scoops in one cup: salted caramel, banana caramel crunch and chocolate caramel and the other with Chocolate devotion.

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Cyma : OpenRice.Com Review

Remembering my previous work days when I used to be part of Training and Development. My Trainer-Journey took me to different places and allowed me to work with differently interesting and amazing group of people. It was because of Training that I got stuck in a TV network’s building while Ondoy hits Manila and I was unknowingly running a training session from their building’s 17th floor. It was because of Training that I got to tour around the Bicol region while I ran three-day workshop for Tiwi District 6 public school teachers. Today is no different as I go back to my first love : Training. What better way to do it than to do it with my husband/pastor and run a workshop on Purpose for a leading corp recruitment group in Eastwood.

We always come out the ones learning everytime I teach with my husband. To cap off the night, we (my husband, myself and our wedding inaanak, yes we have several at our age!) thought we just need to celebrate what we have learned off tonight’s workshop. We needed somewhere special and quiet : Cyma Eastwood. Upto this day, I am not sure if Greek is the same as your Persian or your Mediterranean dishes (me and my non-connoisseur self). Whether there is a difference or none, the food did not fail to satisfy my taste buds. Greek Osso Bucco Beef shank certainly looks like your regular birthday spaghetti fare but it is made Greeky special with Greek tomato sauce and bucatini pasta. Serving was so huge I had to share some with my husband. Their greens salad was both yummy and healthy with their Roca Salata which came complete with lettuce, arugula (roka), tomatoes and walnuts. Skolatina (molten chocolate cake served with a scoop of flavoured ice cream) capped the night for us. It was a double date worth remembering.

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