Red Garlic Bistro Cafe @ Katipunan-Blue Ridge
Katipunan-Blue Ridge has become a restaurant row and this place got me and my husband curious because it is always full. We learned that it is owned by a partnership with Raymart Santiago among one of the partners.
We ordered the house specialty pasta, Sardinia, the pizza Trio, and carrot cake. The pasta has home-made sardines and it is really yummy! Hubby and I finished it in, like, three minutes, haha. I think I read somewhere that home-made sardines is Raymart's specialty. It's very good talaga. You won't want to eat bottled sardines for a while after tasting the home-made variety. One order of pasta is good for sharing so at Php300, it's a good deal.
We chose the five-cheese, shrimp and chorizo variants for the Trio. I loved the chorizo variant but all are delish. Kinda expensive at Php500.
The carrot cake with cream cheese frosting (Php175/slice) was absolutely delightful. Carrot cake should always be paired with cream cheese frosting. This particular carrot cake met all the qualities I like in a carrot cake: cream cheese fosting, chopped walnuts, carrot bits that you can actually see and that spice or kick from cinnamon. Too bad hubby and I were not happy with the cappuccino we ordered. Skip the coffee next time, but not the cake.