We make it a habit to make time for each other. Even if we are given the opportunity to spend everyday together, it’s still very different to go outside and bond. There are things we get to talk about when we are on a date that we usually don’t get to discuss at home. It feels different to have time with just the two of us. We think it’s a must for all couples to make time and dine out once in a while.
Last Sunday, we decided to try something a little different than what we are used to. Dalcielo is the “classier” option if you are around Los Banos. They have two branches: along Lopez Ave. and near Searca (it is inside the UPLB campus. If you prefer this branch, you’ll have to go a little uphill). We opted for the one that is easier to reach; the branch along Lopez Ave. It is located beside V Lounge Spa, so, if you just got done with pampering, you can go straight to Dalcielo for a slice of cake, refreshing drink or heavy meal.
What we ordered:
SPINACH & ARTICHOKE
You probably already guessed it by looking at the photos. Spinach & artichoke dip is served with garlic toast. Tryyyy not to close your eyes when you have your first bite because like the rest of their dishes, this appetizer surely is appetizing . See what we did there? *wink. However, with its price, we wish there was more than just 6 slices of bread.
FRUTTI DI MARE
Frutti di Mare is a red-sauced pasta with mussels, shrimp and calamari. We really enjoyed this dish because they went all out with the ingredients. We didn’t get small, chopped pieces of seafood (we know lots of restaurants that serve food that way).
Even with its simple look, this white sauced pasta is definitely mouth watering! It is not as eye catching as Frutti Di Mare but it is just as delicious. It also has my (Mark) favorite ingredient: PARMESAN!
We could not leave without having a dessert, of course. This creme brulee knows balance. The sweet, burnt sugar on top perfectly balance the custard base. Our sweet cravings were satisfied without making us lose our appetite because of too much sweetness (in Tagalog: suya).
Overall, the taste of the food is a 10/10. You will surely enjoy each bite. The size of the serving is great but if you are the type who enjoys getting full, we can’t assure that you’ll leave feeling bloated if you order just one dish. Sadly, we didn’t get to take a photo of the place because of other diners. The business has been running for quite some time now and we think it would be a lot better if they do a little renovation. It would be nice to have a classy ambiance that would match their high-class meals.
Like what we have mentioned earlier, the restaurant is a bit pricier than the others. Even with its delicious meals, it is not a “usual” thing for students. We noticed that common customers are businessmen.
Are we going to come back? YES! (But we have to save up for it)
Spinach & artichoke: PHP 225
Frutti di Mare: PHP 325
Fettucine Alfredo: PHP 225
Creme Brulee:PHP 150
Iced Tea (2):PHP 90
TOTAL: PHP 1,015
Now, we know what the CLASS A might say. “You call at expensive?!” Hmmm, not really but if we were to define “afforadable”, it would be something that students within the UPLB campus can afford to dine in for most of their school days.
Have you tried dining at Dalcielo? What do you think? Do you have any restaurants in mind that you think we should try? Let us know!
Treszka & Mark
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