For most of us, certain occasions call for special celebrations, may it be a birthday, graduation, promotion, wedding anniversary or what-have-you. We have several options on how to turn an ordinary day into something worth remembering, like setting up an intimate dinner with one-of-a-kind dishes your tastebuds will surely love. Well, we found this ancestral house-turned-restaurant at the heart of Manila that does just that: it turns special occasions into truly memorable ones.
Be a Don and Donya at La Cocina de Tita Moning. This residence of the Legarda family (owned by the late Alejandro Roces Legarda and wife Ramona “Tita Moning” Hernandez-Legarda) has witnessed several celebrations throughout the years. In the early 2000s, this ancestral home was revamped into a restaurant that serves original “turn of the century” home-cooked Filipino dishes whipped up by the Legarda family. With a 19th century feel, your stay will definitely transport you to the past.
Upon arrival, you’ll feel like you’re a family friend of the Legardas. With the warm, welcoming smiles of their staff, you will feel relaxed and cozy as they treat you to the complete La Cocina de Tita Moning experience.
Refresh with their welcoming treats: Lemongrass Iced Tea and Warm Queso de Bola Toasts that will put you in the mood for a great feast ahead.
After a round of refreshments, take a tour around the house and you’ll get to know the Legarda family more. La Cocina de Tita Moning is also a museum where the family’s antique furniture and items are displayed. Marvel at and rediscover the beauty of old.
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