Marcia Adams: Alfonso's Secluded Gem

Marcia Adams Restaurant Alfonso Cavite

On rare occasions when we go beyond our resto-going norms, we head over to one of our favorites outside the Metro: Marcia Adams. Given the sub-rosa point of the place, the noteworthy restaurant is a great place for dates or if you just want to enjoy a good meal at a quiet place...with good weather.

Marcia Adams Restaurant Alfonso Cavite

This is an extremely late post, by the way. This one got buried deep in my list of drafts. On a different note, ain't the door lovely? This is located right outside the main property. From here, you go down a couple of steps to reach the different themed dining areas. One of which is Tuscany and the other is Greece. Marcia Adams is the kitchen maven slash owner, by the way. 

Marcia Adams Restaurant Alfonso Cavite

The pathway leading to the restaurant

Marcia Adams Restaurant Alfonso Cavite

Offbeat surprises peppered all over the place run the gamut - from dated stove to a peeking cat. Above is the interior of the main restaurant. A few steps from that is where most guests opt to stay. It has a picturesque view of the surrounding meadow and is dynamite place during sunset. 

Marcia Adams Alfonso Table Setting

The table setting - especially the wares - reminds me of my grandmother's. The crochet covers, embroidered napkins, and depression glasses are all very vintage cool!

Their set menu has a limited selection, probably because they have a seasonal rotation of dishes. The few dishes that they have, however, is ensured of good quality. What's the point of having 200 dishes on your menu if only eight are exemplary, right? And here's one more good thing to consider: their pricing is fair. The price of the main course includes an appetizer and a dessert

Marcia Adams Bread

Marcia Adams' complimentary bread is not something you force yourself to take in order to quell your hunger pangs while waiting for the appetizer. It is really good! The hearty squares - served warm - are pepped up by a dip in the olive oil and balsamic vinegar mix. 

Marcia Adams Tagaytay

During one of our visits, our server placed this delicious complimentary plate of chips and dips. I've been beating myself up over their names. I believe that this is part of a trial batch that the chef created that day. I don't see this on the menu, but I think that these should be a staple. Delicious!!!

Lemon Lime Bitters Beef Tenderloin and Bacon Kebabs
Lemon-Lime Bitters  PhP 105

A delicious drink that's slightly bubbly and heaped with citrus flavor.

Aegean Salad Beef Tenderloin and Bacon Kebabs
Aegean Salad  PhP 325

Marcia Adams' Aegean Salad is as beautiful as it is delicious! A fresh, leafy pile with grilled Italian ricotta cheese, cottage cheese, roasted pistachio, and a grilled pear. The whole thing is generously slathered with an herb-infused dressing

Marcia Adams Beef Tenderloin and Bacon Kebabs
Amalfi Prawns

The appetizer, as I stated above, is part of the three-course meal. They're deep fried to perfection, lightly battered, and grease-free. On top of all that, the freshness of the prawns made this appetizer something that you won't want to miss. 

Marcia Adams Beef Tenderloin and Bacon Kebabs
Beef Tenderloin and Bacon Kebabs  PhP 875

This dish alone is enough to merit a revisit. You have chunks of Provencal-style beef tenderloin entwined with the sumptuous flavor of bacon. These definitely makes for a solid munch! 

Marcia Adams Classic Shish Kebabs
Classic Shish Kebabs  PhP 985

The advantage of the Classic Shish Kebab over the Beef Tenderloin and Bacon Kebab is the juicier edge that lamb meat is known for. The meat is marinated in lemon juice, salt and pepper, rosemary, oregano, and olive oil.The richness makes for a great dining experience. 

Marcia Adams Classic Shish Kebabs

Marcia Adams Grilled Orange with Vanilla Ice Cream
Grilled Orange with Vanilla Ice Cream

This straightforward combo just bowled me over! Yes, the ice cream enhanced the flavor of the orange quite well, but it's the slightly charred aspect of the fruit that makes it soooo fine! The mint leaves collated the flavors down to a tee and gave the dessert an extra jog.

Marcia Adams Grilled Orange with Vanilla Ice Cream

Marcia Adams Panna Cotta with Lemon Sauce
Panna Cotta with Lemon Sauce

This wiggly wonder had just the right kind of sweetness and citrusy punch. It's delicious alright, but I'd pick the Grilled Orange with Vanilla Ice Cream any day.

Reminder: You need to give a 24-hour notice prior to your visit via text. 

Marcia Adams
JP Rizal St., Barangay Sikat, Alfonso, Cavite 
Mobile No.: (+63917) 801-14-56

Onward and Upward! 


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