(Ancient Greek: ἀγάπη, agápē) is “love: the highest form of love, especially brotherly love, charity; the love of God for man and of man for God.”adjective: agape | (of the mouth) wide open, especially with surprise or wonder.
Served in a wooden tray, thin crusted, freshly baked, if you are familiar with Dear Darla and Uncle Cheffy’s Pizza, they have the similar concept. You’ll taste the ingredients were fresh.
My favorite is the Margherita Panizza, for cheese lovers, of course the three cheeses & herbs is for you. Top it off with watercress and alfalfa sprouts, then hot sauce, PERFECT!
These pastas are to die for. I am not a pasta lover, the only pasta I would eat again and again is my home cooked Filipino Spaghetti and Charlie Chan from Yellow Cab.
Marie Gambasetti is a recipe of her sister-in-law, red sauce with Gambas (squid), and Chorizo Bilbao. The Chorizo gave the flavor, the pasta is cooked al dente and well coated with sauce.
Sardines in Oil, if I have five thumbs, I’ll give this five thumbs up, it’s the recipe of her husband. It’s like a party of flavors, happiness. It’s spicy because of the Spanish sardines they uses, and it’s sweet because of the tomato sauce and the raisins. Yes, raisin, I thought it was olives and I am in awe to know that you can add raisins to a gourmet pasta. It has bell peppers too, which added more flavor.
Tartines, open faced rye bread topped with tasty yet healthy spreadable ingredients. The two tartines served to us was good, really good.
Homemade coleslaw, fresh salmon and cream dory, not overcooked, it’s perfect. If do not feel like eating heavy meal, you just want it fresh and light, their tartines are a good choice.
The salad collection is impressive, you will not see another Caesar and Chef’s Salads here, they have their own rendition. I like the spicy prawn and green papaya as it’s not a lettuce, plus the dressing is awesome. It’s like I ate gourmet atsara.
Did I just save the best for last? Well, I did. I am not a dessert person so I skipped the muffins because I am so full, besides, it was 12 midnight already.
I tried the creme brulee tart, P40/piece and my world stopped. I am highly recommending this dessert as its the most creamy tart ever. Unlike other tarts that tastes like flour or creme brulees that tastes like scrambled eggs, this is an exception.
If they offer box of six for take away, it’ll be wonderful.
This coming Valentines day, they will have a promo for couples who want to get cheesy and romantic. They will be offering four, four-course meal from February 9 – 14. If you want to impress your special someone, go ahead and reserve now.
I like this seared salmon cause it refreshingly delicious because of the pineapple. How I wish more pineapple than onions. *wink*
The food is awesome. The ambience is wonderful. The staff were friendly and hospitable. The pricing of their menu is reasonable, it’s not actually affordable because the serving is big. Their range starts from P70 – P700, not bad at all.
It’s located at Chimes Mall, Congressional Avenue Extension, I live nearby, a place where you can eat good food and escape the crazy traffic going to the mall.
I am definitely coming back in my PJ’s to try their breakfast.
Thank you, Ms. Jean and the rest of the gang for having us in Agape and for inspiring us to pursue dreams and give back. For Team Aldous, another wonderful meal together, met new friends, more food bonding next time.
For more information, visit Agape Manila Pastries & Tartines Facebook. Call (02) 442-2255
P.S. Please forgive the photos, I used my phone, as my camera was with me, but I forgot to bring its battery and memory card.