Thursday, June 2, 2016

Love at First Bite: Toni & Sergio

McKinley is turning into a foodie destination with its new restaurants and beautiful yet still under construction Venice Grand Canal Mall. I decided to reserve a table at Toni &Sergio, a new Italian-Spanish restaurant in the new mall for Mother’s Day after reading about a positive review about the place.

Hello, Toni & Sergio.
We got to the place half an hour earlier than my reservation but we were graciously accommodated by the staff and directed us to the corner table with a couch. Since the place was a bit dark, we moved to the one near the window for some natural light. 
With grumbling tummies, we quickly ordered the following: Truffle Cream Soup (PHP150), Creamy Baked Spinach (PHP200), Paella dela Casa (PHP490) and Lasagna 6 Cheese (PHP520).
While waiting for our food, I admired the restaurant's nice interiors and beautiful tiles. 
The bowl of truffle cream soup was served first and it was not as creamy as I thought. It was quite light in texture but it was definitely flavorful. However, I think it would have been better with some croutons as the soup was a tad too salty to be enjoyed in one sitting. I had to split the bowl with my mom.
The Creamy Baked Spinach was served next and it was delightful. It was just like the one from Cyma. Creamy, cheesy and spinach-y if there is such a term. It was a wonderful dip or topping for the toasted bread. We loved it so much that we asked for more bread which they gave for free. 
The paella was served soon after and it was pretty big and definitely good for more than 2 persons. (The menu says that it is just good for 2.) 
It had a nice tangy taste that went well with the prawns, mussels, clams, chicken, chorizo, marinated artichokes, black olives. I loved the harmony of the textures and the rice was definitely cooked to perfection. My only negative remark on this is that the mussels and clams were a bit small.

Last served was my sister’s 6 cheese lasagna. It was huge and looked very sinful with the butter around the sides. 
The layers of pasta was al dente and each bite was packed with cheesy flavor. It wouldn’t be a surprise though given that the lasagna is made with cheeses like Mascarpone, Talleggio, Gorgonzola and Parmigiano Regiano e Pecorino. If you are a fan of cheese, this is a must order. But one order is good for 3 unless you really love cheese and do not mind the calories and cholesterol. 

Since Toni & Sergio is still new, they usually give demo receipts. But you can ask one of the servers for an official receipt and they will give you one in no time. 

I’ll surely be back to try paella negra and other pasta and pizza dishes.
Toni & Sergio is located at Ground Floor, Venice Grand Canal Mall, McKinley Hill, Taguig. To reserve, contact them at +63 9 16 772 1997.

1 comment:

  1. I so love your post, planning to visit/spend Christmas in Manila with my 7yo daughter this year (2016) and visit Venice Grand Canal mall, we will surely eat at Toni & Sergio and probably order what you've ordered minus the lasagna. How about with the drinks, do you have any suggestion? Thank you.


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