This awe-inspiring view of Taal lake and volcano view always mesmerizes me despite the fact that I’ve seen it soooo many times and have had my picture taken with it as my background. Aozora has one of the best and unobstructed view of Taal. Then came time for lunch! We were invited by the lovely and super nice owner of Aozora Japanese Café + Bistro, Christine Villonco for a wonderful Japanese lunch with a equally magnificent ambiance of the cool Tagaytay surroundings.
Aozora means blue sky in Japanese. This first authentic Japanese restaurant + bistro in Tagaytay is the place where your taste meets the sky. A perfect ambiance for those who crave for extraordinary food in an ultimate dining place. It is a glorious experience to be eating gourmet authentic Japanese food under the canopy of the majestic Tagaytay sky. It is almost like dining in heaven where from end to end one beholds white clouds in blue or the starry night in the coolness of the evening.
Served to us were simply delicious food with fresh and organic ingredients were used, prepared and cooked in authentic Japanese style and ingredients by Japanese chef Seiji Kamura. Aozora’s ingredients are both locally produced in Tagaytay and sourced from Japan. Owners of the restaurant have a friend who flies to Japan twice a week and buys some of the ingredients for them. Their mint leaves are picked from the plants at the deck just right outside the restaurant.
So here’s the items that we got to try:
Pork tonkatsu – oh well, what can I say, I'm a pork tonkatsu lover/fan so this is my favorite too! The breading isn't oily and the meat was tender.
Perfect for dates family bonding, group outings, meetings, special events like intimate weddings and birthdays, baptisms or just being alone with your favorite book and wine. (Yes they accept functions and caterings too!) When you have them in Aozora it is guaranteed to make them memorable. And speaking of memorable, I have to say this trip to Tagaytay is one of the most fun I had for some time!
The bloggers I was with on this foodie event were super cool, funny and friendly! We just can’t stop talking, teasing and laughing starting from our drive up to Tagaytay and back to Manila. And if I may add also, the owner of Aozora Ms. Christine Villonco is such a sweet and light-spirited lady who welcomed and made us felt at home at Aozora. By far, one of the best lunches I’ve had in Tagaytay! So thanks Aldous (the master food event organizer/blogger behind aldousatetheworld.com) for organizing this!