Massimo's This restaurant is a haven for Italian cuisine-lovers. They also serve Angus and Wagyu Steak, and Alaskan King Crab. For starters, we were given focaccia bread with artichoke dip (bestseller). Then we moved on to pasta, fish and meat. We washed everything down with fresh dalandan juice and iced-tea. Afterwards, the temptation of peach shortcake, panacotta and gelato followed. The restaurant, named after the owner and Chef Hazel's son nestled in the highlands of Tagaytay. A few meters after Petron station, you'll see the sign leading to Massimo's. The red homey-looking house will make you wonder if you are in the right place, but upon seeing a jade-green rabbit at the foot of the stairs, this is it. The interiors are not your usual resto-setting. It's more laidback, relaxed and just right for the cool Tagaytay breeze where one can dine without being hurried. Night patrons will find romance in the candlelit ambiance of the place that also includes a quaint chandelier. Massimo's also serve wine, pizza, salad and soup. Gelatos are available in chocolate, vanilla, coffee flavors.
Michelin Star restaurants are suddenly multiplying especially in the Southeast Asean region with lots of homegrown restaurants getting the international recognition it deserves. One such restaurant is Putien, whose dishes can be traced back to Fujian, China. Putien was awarded a 1-Star Michelin in 2016, this was in Singapore where the restaurant originated. It has then expanded with several restaurants in SG and in other countries such as Malaysia, Indonesia, Hong Kong, Taiwan, and China.