Great comfort food born from the South...
It's been far too long since I've last dined in at Conti's. Sometimes, being a food blogger means that you tend to eat at restaurants you haven't tried yet; ergo, less chances of eating at your "usuals". So one time, while waiting for my daughter to finish with her workshop classes, I snagged the opportunity to revisit one of my favorite comfort food places.
I distinctly remember how my family used to spend weekends having lunch or dinner at Dates and Nuts, a small, popular restaurant in BF Homes, famous for its lasagna, roast beef, and frothy iced tea, among others. I'm not really sure who from the management started it, but several years later, Conti's was born, bringing with it some of Dates and Nuts' signature dishes.
This branch in ATC served mostly cakes and pastries with just a few sandwich, pasta and salad items. If you're hankering for their rice dishes and other heavy meals, you might want to head for their branch in Westgate, Alabang.
I was really hungry so I decided to get something light to fill my tummy while waiting for my order lest I get a migraine from hunger. The Cheese Puff had this flaky puff pastry which was warm, and pillowy soft when bitten into. The cheese filling was on the sweet side, a bit nice for something to tease your appetite with.
Feeling nostalgic, I ordered their Lasagna. It was still exactly how I remembered it. Sweet, meaty, and really filling, it was the perfect pasta to attract both child and adult palates. The amount of that gooey cheese was just right for all the meat inside; each bite was a perfect vehicle back to childhood.
I was craving for cold coffee so I tried their Mocha Frappe. Tastewise, I had nothing to complain about. The mocha taste was spot on with that needed hint of coffee. The serving could use some improvement, though. The beverage filled just up to three quarters of the cup, and everything from that level up was just whipped cream, hence, the drink was good for only about six or seven sips, leaving me with nothing more midway into my dish.
Overall, it was nice eating at Conti's again. I miss their Roast Beef, Baked Prawns, Beef Teppanyaki, Shrimp Supreme Sandwich and Mango Royale Salad, and I wish they bring back their Arroz ala Cubana. I need to head over to one of their bigger branches soon and satisfy my cravings.
Conti's Bakery and Cafe
Spot: G/F Corte de las Palmas, Alabang Town Center, Muntinlupa
Contact No.: 556-7720