Monday, August 30, 2010

Italianni’s ♥



August 28 is a very special day.


1. It is my dear sister Jerrilyn’s birthday.

Meme, as we fondly call her, has grown from the ugliest duckling ever (don’t deny it anymore) to a truly beautiful swan. She now lives in the US with her husband Ryan and their three beautiful children.

We miss them a lot.


39996_420701182694_551082694_5018661_178055_n Meme and Ryan


30454_406176602694_551082694_4644175_1652692_n  My super adorable nephew and nieces – Ryan (again!), Riyanne and Rochelle


25099_381468497694_551082694_4043905_7714284_nAren’t they are the coolest :)


2. Today, this is what I wake up to:

IMG_8933I wish it was for me from a handsome secret admirer. But the bouquet is for my mom, from her fervent not-so-secret admirer – Meme. Yes, Meme sends flowers (and cake) to my mom on her own birthday.


3. Today, my cousin Florence is on her first week of OJT at Italianni’s Eastwood. And that is why we come here for dinner. To harass support her.

“FLO” the bartender


4. Today, I finally meet Reign. After 11 months, 23 days, 20 hours, 47 minutes and 38 seconds. At least I got to meet her before she turns 1.

Reignah Marie Iyesha Joy Lim See. Whew!!!


Okay, let’s do an intermission before I continue with the other reasons.

This is how we carbo-load:

IMG_8956Focaccia with herb-infused olive oil, vinegar and parmesan cheese – the most delicious food of the night is free!


IMG_8968Soup of the Day – Chicken Mushroom Soup


IMG_8964 Insalata Rucola – Cyma does it better


IMG_8986 Herb Roasted Spring Chicken


IMG_8988Beef Tenderloin 


IMG_8984Pizza Abbondanza – Classico Pizza, Pesto Mediterraneo, Quattro Formaggio


IMG_8990 Quattro Staggioni – Pepperoni, Mushroom and Artichokes, Shrimp with Black Olives, Four Cheeses with Arugula


IMG_8993 Lasagna


IMG_8989Baked Ziti


And of course, enough noodles to guarantee a very looooooooooooooooong life.

IMG_8995 Angel Hair Pomodoro


IMG_8977 Shrimp Fra Diablo


IMG_8982  Shrimp and Mushroom Linguine


IMG_9009My grape fruit shake, personally concocted by “FLO” the bartender


IMG_8961 Bundaberg bottles are so vintage!


5. Today, to celebrate Meme’s birthday, I wear an outfit I wouldn’t otherwise be caught dead wearing. The rule is to come in “Meme Fashion,” i.e. wild animal prints, bright and loud colors, accessory overkill, knee high boots in the heat of summer. Yup, that is my sister.

Apparently, I am the only one who takes rules seriously.

IMG_9008Conti’s Bananalicious Pie from the celebrant herself, the Crukitchen Queso de Bola Cheesecake and Belgian Chocolate Decadence from Frances


6. Today is also Auntie Sabeth’s Chinese birthday (yes, we all have 2 birthdays in a year. See her “Filipino” birthday here) and she happily stands in for the cake blowing.

Happy birthday, Meme! From me (dressed as you, ugh!), Jamie, Frances, Felisse, Nikko and Auntie Sab


IMG_9027 Happy birthday, Meme! From the Italianni’s staff


Happy birthday, Meme! From mom and dad, aunties and uncles


IMG_9030Happy birthday, Meme! From Mango Panna Cotta


And last, but in no way the least… 


7. Today, I meet Him.

My soul mate.

The love of my life. ♥


  Ang gwapo nya talaga eh!!!


Hehehe :)


Italianni’s: 2nd floor Veranda, Eastwood Mall, Libis, Philippines.
Tel: +632-6830780, +632-6830828

See list of branches here.

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