When in Manila, how do you cap a busy and stressful week? Why not enjoy the cool weather and savor a hearty breakfast at Restaurant Verbena at Discovery Country Suites Tagaytay? We drove up to Tagaytay on a quiet Saturday morning in order to do just that!
Restaurant Verbena is the internationally acclaimed dining outlet of Discovery Country Suites Tagaytay. It is part of The Discovery Leisure Company which also owns Discovery Suites in Ortigas and Discovery Shores Boracay.
The drive to Tagaytay was a pleasant one since we had an early start. When we arrived, Restaurant Verbena was abuzz with activity as their in house guests were already having breakfast.
The prompt attention from the serving staff of Restaurant Verbena is worth mentioning. We were immediately seated and asked for our preferred beverage. For breakfast, Restaurant Verbena offers complimentary coffee, hot chocolate and fresh juices.
Fresh fruit selection and fresh fruit juices
Freshly squeezed pineapple, mango and watermelon juices
Restaurant Verbena makes sure that you don’t stay hungry for long. A variety of breads and pastries are included when you order their breakfast. You can have your fill of these while waiting for your order!
Your choice of wheat or white bread, Danish pastries and yummy banana bread
Sample bread plate
Restaurant Verbena’s laid back atmosphere is reflected in its decor. Diners and hotel guests alike can enjoy the cozy atmosphere of this place which has a lounge area and even a fireplace for the cold weather!
I inquired about the amenities of Discovery Country Suites and the friendly Guest Relations Officer accommodated my request to quickly view them.
An outdoor whirlpool!
View of Taal Lake
My head was still in the clouds from looking at that wonderful view when I headed back to our table. A few minutes later, our food was served and I was in breakfast heaven!
The Country Pancakes were fluffy and very tasty. Scrambled eggs, bacon and bangers make for a balanced and filling meal!
The Verbena Country Plate is full of yummy breakfast staples like three eggs served sunny side up, pinoy longanisa, bacon slices and a parmesan baked tomato. This meal won’t definitely be complete without the garlic rice.
Verbena Country Plate
I chose The Verbena Breakfast Sampler because I wanted to try a bit of everything from Restaurant Verbena. The waffles were good but I only had a few mouthfuls as I wanted to have room for Lucban Longanisa and garlic rice. The highlight of this plate was the Huevos Rancheros. This is a Mexican dish inspired from the Mom of Restaurant Verbena’s Chef. It has spiced bell peppers, chorizo and tomato salsa served with fried egg on top. Delicious!
The Verbena Breakfast Sampler
At the end of our heavy breakfast, we did not pass up the chance to order the Panna Cotta Trio which is what Restaurant Verbena is known for.
Panna Cotta Heaven!
The Panna Cotta selection included Saffron & Caramel Oranges, Black Pepper & Raspberries, and Lemon Balm & Pistachio. It is difficult to pick a winner among these three Panna Cottas but if I had to, I would say the Saffron & Caramel Oranges Panna Cotta had a slight edge over the other two because of the caramel drizzle which added another dimension to the creaminess of the Panna Cotta.
My very filling breakfast at Restaurant Verbena lasted me until mid-afternoon. Eat very little to none before coming to Restaurant Verbena as you will come out with stuffed stomachs, When in Manila!
Restaurant Verbena, Discovery Country Suites Tagaytay
300 Calamba Road, San Jose, Tagaytay City
Tel. No. +(63 46) 4134567
Restaurant Verbena: Treat Yourself to Tagaytay’s Finest Breakfast Offerings