BESO and the GIRLS

Having a CORE group of friends is truly a blessing. After all the holiday madness, some leaving for the US for vacation and other purposes, some just busy with their annual Christmas parties and family get togethers, it is truly such a joy to get everyone together even just for a few hours. Ana, who has been living in Japan all these years, was here for the holidays with Doug her husband and adorable Mila. Before she heads back to the Land of the Rising Sun, we met up in Beso for sumptuous treats.

I was there an hour earlier as I met up with Portia & Pilar, Xavier’s tita and cousin on his father’s side. I was hungry, as always, and started myself with a Beso Platter while listening to the staff having their meeting. That toast with chocolate spread topped with a slice of chorizo always tingles my taste buds.

Beso Platter

Beso Platter

Halfway through my platter the girls started arriving one by one. SANGRIA please!! This time the overflowing Calamansi Sangria was the star of the day. Don’t ask how many glasses I had. Teehee.

Calamansi Sangria

Since it seemed that we were going stretch the night out to dinner, I ordered something that I was more filling. It was my first time to try a main entree and kept asking myself why I didn’t discover this dish sooner. It was the bomb! Hahaha. Braised Lengua, Bacon, Mushroom, Cream, and Sherry with Rice Pilaf. My son will definitely like this! The dish was good enough for two but excuse me for being a pig, but it was worth every bite.

Braised Lengua

BURP. Excuse me.

The rest of the night was all the stories of the Christmas & New Year’s madness, a wedding, US Vacations. The two toddlers that were with us were busy with their handy dandy iPods with toddler cases. Such adorable cuties.

Mila & Claudia

Beso with the Girls

After all that pigging out, the Cuis wanted to walk around and burn off the sins we committed. Haha. Did a little shopping and was able to snag a less 30% off on a cardigan from Cotton On. Janlo and I purchased the same thing but in different colors. We just laughed it off since we only realized it when we met at the check out counter. Got Xavier a pair of flip flops since his last pair were still from our trip to Sydney two years ago, and his feet grew from a 9 to to a size 10. Haaay.

Keeping in touch with my best friends keeps me grounded and safe. I love each of them dearly.

Alas! Time with my GIRLS

Jotted down on our iCal’s and planners. Lunch & unlimited Sangria’s at Beso Cucina Vinoteka c/o Margie for her “too early” birthday bash. Finally, we were complete. The two pregnant ever blooming ladies comparing their tums, the toddlers running around, the just-got-back-from-a-trip and going on a trip ladies, and us who were simply just there. ANY chance to be with these girls, I will make it a point to be there. These are my precious dearest friends who I’ve known for more than or almost 30 years. Our little family seems to get bigger and bigger. The more the merrier.

Everything we ate was GOOD! Tapas: Crispy Fried Sardines, Sticky Pork Feet Croquetas, Chorizo and Chocolate on Toast, Marinated Manchego Cheese, Mussels with Jamon, Potato Foam, and Crisp Bread Crumbs. A Salad of Squid, White Beans, Chorizo, and Roast Tomato. A platter of Jamon Serrano. Pintxos of Beef and Lamb Kofta. Beso Paella and Squid Ink Paella. Desserts: Chocolate Leche Flan with Pedro Ximenez Sherry, Crema Catalana, and Churros and Chocolate. Did I miss anything girls? Last but not the least, the overflowing Sangria (La Vida Sangria & Espana Blanco Sangria) CHEERS to that!

Beso Cucina Vinoteka
Bonifacio High Street Central, Bonifacio Global City
Taguig City
Open from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. to 2:30 a.m. (Monday to Saturday);
11 a.m. to 12:30 a.m. (Sundays)

Dessert and coffee next door at The Cake Club (by Diamond Hotel) where we all had our fill of Supermoist Chocolate Cake and Baked Cheesecake Ice Cream. Not sure what the others ordered though, was it Taro-Jackfruit? I know Ianne got her slice of Le Royale; sinfully good. Some of us brought home a pint of ice cream. To share or not to share. Teehee.

The Cake Club by Diamond Hotel
2/F Bonifacio High Street Central,
East Superblock
30th St. cor.. 7th St.,
Bonifacio Global City, Taguig