Friday, September 4, 2009

Lunch at Bag of Beans

Roast beef with mashed potato and gravy

I have been hearing good things about Bag of Beans, a coffee shop and bakeshop in Tagaytay. Spent the non-working holiday in Tagaytay last Monday and we were torn between Sonya's Garden and Bag of Beans for lunch. But because of Sonya's Garden "no smoking" policy (yes, smokers insisted on their right to burn their lungs :P) and eat-all-you-can set up (bad for our figure :P), we drove to Bag of Beans.

Sally had the scrumptious Roast Beef with mashed potato and gravy. I had a fork-full of mashed potato and I liked it---it tasted like potato, not butter with potato.

Franzia's Grilled Porkchops






















I enjoyed my Pan-broiled Mahi-Mahi, it was fresh and juicy and moderately spiced. And it was a good choice, too...I had room for dessert.:P














Zhallyn had this delectable Garlic Shrimps. When this plate was served, for a minute there, I regretted my choice.:P

The lunch dragged on, and it was almost 4 pm when we had our dessert. Bag of Beans is famous for their freshly-baked English Pies... unfortunately, the popular Shepherd's Pie was no longer available. The four of us shared this Steak and Kidney Pie and a slice of Blueberry Cheesecake. It was a bit strange having Steak & Kidney Pie for dessert because it's not sweet.:P I would prefer having this pie as an afternoon snack with brewed coffee. But the Blueberry Cheesecake was a big hit. It's not your usual sweet cheesecake---the texture was that of a creamy vanilla ice-cream, flavored with cheese. And the topping was simply divine!

Bag of Beans has al fresco dining as well as an indoor restaurant. The garden has umbrellas and huts, and lots of vegetation [so be ready with your off-lotion in case the mosquitoes like you]. I like the relaxed ambiance of the place...it surely felt like a holiday!

a slice of heavenly Blueberry Cheesecake

24 comments:

FoodTripFriday said...

I will definitely settle for Garlic Shrimp and the cheesecake!

caryl said...

Wow ang sarap! I heard good feedbacks too from my friends about this Bag of Beans. I will definitely visit this place pag nagbakasyon kami ng Pinas...

And oh... the blueberry cheesecake is heavenly indeed! yay ang saraaapp... my family's favorite and so do I.... :) happy weekend!

Lawstude said...

i would definitely have the shrimp and the blueberry. yum yum.

darsden said...

wow, that all looks delicious ...except for the shrimp I am very allergic but still looks good. Considering I am eating a dill pickle for super.. yum wish we had one of those here. Thank you for visiting my lil blog today :-)

Ebie said...

Gusto ko yung choice mo, lalo na may calamansi, makes the fish taste better. The dessert looks heavenly!

Nortehanon said...

Also spent the holiday in Tagaytay because I had to meet a friend there. Hindi tayo nagkita dun lolz :) I haven't been to Bag of Beans. When I went to Tagaytay,mMy friend treated me to Leslie's naman. My first time there. Nice place din.

Nakakagutom itong post mo hehehe. Type na type ko ang Garlic Shrimps samantalang naintriga naman ako how Steak and Kidney Pie tastes :)

Maria said...

That food line-up looked fantastic! wow!
All the best, Maria

Maria said...

ps. I love your blog title photo! Gorgeous!

Clarissa said...

I would love to take some slice of your blueberry cheesecake and roast beef!!\(^0^)/

Enjoy your weekend!!^_^

Lynn said...

This is a better choice. I love garlic shrimps!

Sidney said...

Yummy stuff...makes me really hungry !

Bonnie Bonsai said...

Other than the pork chops and the shrimps, these are the foods my girls consider heavenly.

Reminds me it's time to do roast beef. I miss our Sunday family tradition. Sigh!

Just got you on my mind, and boy my ESP is at work!

Dj Mariñas said...

Wow. Bigla naman ako nagutom. Me too will settle for the garlic shrimp and the blueberry cheesecake. On second thought, kahit yung cheesecake na lang pwede na. he he

Sreisaat said...

Ako ya, I would definitely go for the broiled mahi-mahi and the garlic shrimp! I would gladly share it with anyone willing to give me a bite of the blue-berry cheesecake :)

Have a great weekend, Luna.

We Ate This!

chrome3d said...

I just ate so that can´t make me hungry. Luckily.

Jeanny said...

hmmmm..yummy! I love the food, so enticing :)

chubskulit said...

Sumptuous! Nakakagutom ang entries mo..

Thanks for the visit and comment, I am now following your blog..

alpha said...

sonya's my fave. i haven't tried bag of beans. sana ma-try ko soon. parang ang sarap ng pie na yan

tsang said...

Omg! the foods here are soo yummy as in. I love the 3 pictures there with chicken, with pork and with shrimps and look at the delictable dessert gosh i could eat one whole size of them.

Jay - agent112778 said...

i love that mahi-mahi, yan lang ang pwede sa akin eh

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my entry for food trip friday is here

Great day for us Food Weekenders:)

Thanx for the Visit :)

Ladynred said...

Everything looks wonderful and yummy. I love that cheesecake!

mitt vattenhål said...

the shrimps and cheescake looks very tasty!

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Enchie said...

I heard a lot about this place. I hope I can go there to check it out.

maiylah said...

haven't been to Sonya's Garden or to the Bag of Beans ... even though we pass by Tagaytay everytime we visit my MIL. lol. Those dishes look really appetizing!