The other weekend, I went out with my co-parents from Anika’s Grade 1 class. Sa sobrang close ko na with them, Anika calls them my amigas.
ANIKA: Nanay, what time is my dismissal tomorrow?
ME: Oh, I’m not sure, sweetheart.
ANIKA: Go ask your amigas, please.
Anika knows we are in viber all the time. Either we’re asking each other about school stuff or wala lang, walang humpay na chismisan and tawanan in that chat group. There was something that made the 13 of us click. It started with us being super helpful and supportive to one another last year during our kids’ first year in elementary school. And then one playdate, we discovered that we talk a lot! Grabe. Agawan ng airtime! We also laugh so much when we’re together. As in loka loka levels.
We planned a night out after the kids’ mastery test week so we can relax. Michelle, one of my amigas, suggested Tomatito in BGC. I’ve read many good reviews of that restaurant so I got excited. Sinabi din ni Michelle na masarap ang Sangria dun so I got giddy and counted the days until my first night out in a very long time.
Just so you know, the last time I went out para mag-hard core gimmik was in 2011. Alvin and I went to this club in BGC with Janis and some of our friends. Pagdating ko sa place, I was shocked! Ang mga bagets kulang na lang ay maghubad! The ladies there were either in dresses 3 sizes smaller than what their actual size or in clothes na kita na talaga ang kuyokot. I was wearing a flowy top and tight jeans with heels that night. I never felt so tita in my entire life! When we went inside the club, I couldn’t last 10 minutes. ANG INGAY! Hindi ko na kaya yung “tsug! tsug! tsug!” na music! Janis and I ended up eating molo soup at the Kabisera restaurant beside the bar. We were both nursing our prides and wondering where our youth went. Hahahahaha!
So fast forward to the present, 6 years after that night, here I was going out again. This time, I’ve embraced already the thought that hindi na ako bagets. Yeah, tita na nga ako but I am a fabulous tita. PAK!
Here’s what I wore.
And because we are mommies na, we had a table reserved at 6:30 pm with pre-ordered food. So organized hahahaha!
Tomatito (it’s full restaurant name is Tomatito Sexy Tapas Bar) is located at BGC Corporate Center, 11th Ave in Taguig. It’s near Serendra, Seda BGC and Bonifacio High Street.
I was amazed at how pretty the interiors were decorated. Very Spanish 80’s talaga and I love the red color! So sexy!
As usual, I was the one who arrived first.
Everyone started arriving around 6:30 pm. I’m so excited because talagang we prepared for this night. Well, if you’re a mom and a wife, talagang may preparation levels na needed before you can have a night out. Paliguan muna ang mga kids, bilin sa panganay mo (read: the husband) and double check that everything will go smoothly at home or with the family while you are gone.
We had pica pica dinner and this are the dishes we ordered.
Sopa de mercado (pumpkin soup) at Php 180.
Croquetas don Julio (spicy chorizo and cheese croquettes) at Php 375
Escalivada (char grilled vegetables with mackerel fillets) at Php 275
Ceviche de atun (Citrus marinated tuna ceviche, watermelon and basil) at Php 395 –> a must try!
Filete con airbag (cheese and tenderloin steak airbaguettes) at Php 325 –> a must try!
Paella Valenciana (traditional dry paella with chicken, rosemary and snow beans ) at Php 795 –> a must try too! We ordered 4 of these! Take note one order is good for 3-4 people!
Solomillitos al ajillo (beef striploin steak with sauteed garlic and potatoes) at Php 395
Cochinillo (crispy suckling pig cooked for 12 hours, with mango and lime) at Php 995 –> a must try!
There were two dishes that we ordered pa that I wasn’t able to take good photos of pero super sarap also. If I’m not mistaken, those were Costillas de cerdo (Php 325) and Croquetas de trufa y pollo (Php 275).
As you can see, halos pica pica lang everything. Small ang orders nila so we ordered like 3 orders of each appetizers. Yung paella, like I said, naka four kami.
We ordered also white and red sangria. Naka-seven pitchers kami. So by the end of the night we were like this na.
We had so much fun, grabe! I can’t remember the last time I laughed so hard until my sides hurt. Our bill was around Php 15,000+. Wala naman senior citizen so no discount kami. Our share was like Php 1,400 each. It was so sulit for the meal, kwentuhan, tawanan and the spending time.
After Tomatito, we went to the Starbucks beside it to have coffee. We almost got kicked out of that coffee shop because we were so noisy. Well, we weren’t actually noisy. We were laughing so hard at everything!
Check out naman one of my amiga’s wallet.
Kate Spade with stickers! That’s my mom ang peg! I love it!
We left and went home at 12 midnight. I was surprised we lasted that long! I thought until 9 to 10pm lang kami.
Hay. Sana maulit. I still laugh whenever I remember that night. I had so much fun!