Monday, June 30, 2014

#CafeAntonioWeeklySpecials (June 30 - July 6)

Dish: Pureed Malunggay Soup - Php 70
- with potatoes and carrots
- Malunggay leaves from Daang Kalabaw Community Garden, Brgy. San Antonio, Los Banos

Beverage: Honey Turmeric Tea with Milk - Php 80

Coffee: Brazil Yellow Bourbon Cappuccino (roasted by Craft Coffee Revolution) - Php 100

Sunday, June 22, 2014

#CafeAntonioWeeklySpecials (June 23-29)

Pasta El Karne (Php 250)
Raspberry Iced Tea (Php 80)
El Toro Blend (El Salvador + Sumatra) on Aeropress 
(Php 110)

* I didn't get to inform our chef about the Luntiang Lunes thing. So this dish came up a few days ago and it's too delicious (carnivores will celebrate) to pass up. Don't worry vegan and vegetarian friends, there's always next week. Coz here at the cafe, we have a new dish every week! 

Monday, June 16, 2014

#CafeAntonioWeeklySpecials (June 16-22)

Baked Zucchini Chips with Peppercorn Ranch Dip and Pumpkin Soup 
Php 159

 Dark Chocolate Spearmint Ice Cream
Php 100

Glider Blend (Guatemala + Sumatra) Piccolo Latte

Php 110

Sunday, June 15, 2014

It was Truly a Happy Father's Day

Thanks Sir Jason Obrero of UPLB for helping out as waiter and cashier during last night's Father's Day celebration!

 The spirit of CAntoneerism lives on!

Saturday, June 14, 2014

Happy Father's Day!

* We're giving away FREE cafe americanos to all father's today. 
Para di antukin sa pag-drive pauwi! 

Sunday, June 8, 2014

#CafeAntonioWeeklySpecials (June 9 to 15)

* Every week we challenge ourselves to come up with dishes and beverages to keep things fresh and exciting. Our personal goal is to use readily available ingredients in the kitchen and also use veggies that we can grow in our backyard gardens. 

* Yesterday was especially fun because I was like, "We have to come up with a dish nowww!" And everyone was reading recipe books, cook books, haha. It was a great. The day before, a new found friend, Fabian, suggested a Quesong Puti Burger. I thought it was a great idea so I told the kitchen staff to make one after lunch. After a few minutes, our head cook came to the office and told me she had an idea. I like it when the staff does that, go Ate Mabel! She was telling me about a vegetarian burger recipe with shitake mushrooms. So I gave her the go signal to try it out. When we were checking the ingredients list we came across "malunggay." "May malunggay pa ba tayo?" I asked. Then our dishwasher, Cathy, said, "Meron sa kapitbahay!" So she and Ate Cel, our assistant cook, went to the neighbor with a "panungkit" and harvested some malunggay next door.

* The dish was done by evening and they served it to me during a meeting. I saw they also put white cheese (from Makiling Hillside Delicacies, riprizint!) on the burger so they really didn't abandon the idea of the quesong puti burger thing! 

* So good job to Ate Mabel and the kitchen crew, kudos kudos. I hope many people would order it this week. Thanks to Fabian for the idea. To OJ for the cheese. Go Meatless Monday!

Dish of the Week
Vegetarian Shitake Mushroom Malunggay Burger 
w/ White Cheese 
 Php 220

Beverage of the week:  
Island Shake 
(Mango, Dalandan and Mint Blended with Vanilla Ice Cream) 
Php 99

Coffee of the week: 
Costa Rica Monte Paso Microlot on Aeropress Php 110

Friday, June 6, 2014

Planting Season Begins!

This is Garden 1 at Kainos Farm in Calamba. We will start planting veggies for the cafe starting next week!

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

We Did It!: Cafe Removes Artificial Food Coloring from Beverages

* We have been talking about this issue for quite some time now. Removing the artificial food coloring will only bring more good than harm. Probably it will only raise petty issues like "Why is it called Blue Crush if it is not blue?" No big deal really. So why can't we just stop using it? And if you're the cold bar barista, it's really irritating to work with food coloring! 

* We removed the "green" from our Creamy Pineapple ages ago and no one even noticed. Baby steps, baby steps. Welcome to the transition!