Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Tapella by Gaudi

Sigh…. I should have posted this entry 3 weeks ago, but my computer was having a trouble that time that I couldn’t see my personal folder that contains pics of this event. Thanks to my good friend Peachy who provided me extra pictures so that I can blog about this truly exciting food bloggers event.

I was one of the few bloggers who were invited in a cooking demo by Chef Alexandra Cacho of Tapella by Gaudi. It’s a restaurant located at Greenbelt 5 that specialize in serving Tapas and paellas. Chef Alexandra thought us how to cook Paella Manchego, Cojonudos and mix some sangria on the side. I am very eager to learn how to cook a paella because my husband loves this dish so much.

Chef Alexandra showing us how to cook Paella Manchego and she happily shared us some trivia and tips too about cooking paella :)

Paella Manchego

This paella is extra special because it's Chef's personal creation. It was perfectlty cook and heavenly good for it has Manchego cheese from Spain that gives the paella a more unique taste.

The 2nd dish that she prepared was the Cojonudos, it's very simple to prepare, Chef just put a sliced Serrano ham on top, fried quail eggs, a strip of pimiento and a drop of olive oil and that's it!

White Garlic and Almond Soup

After the demo cooking, we were seated already when they served us this shooter. It really tasted garlicky as the name suggest. It's served cold and I didn't like the taste coz i'm not used to it.

Camembert with Caramelized Onions on Fluted Bread
I really really like this ! It's a must try when you visited the store.

Octopus with paprika, salt and virgin olive oil
It's an exotic dish but it tasted good too.

"el Bulli"

(Calamari w/ black ink batter)
It's actually a calamari with a twist for they used the black ink of the squid in the batter that's why the color is extremely black

Chorizo stewed in red wine
(this dish was another favorite of mine)

Beef tenderloin Salpicado w/ White Beans

The taste is good, everybody love this dish in the glass :)

Last to be served was a platter of desserts :)

Everything on it was good!

I would suggest that you go to Tapella by Gaudi on Greenbelt 5 if ever you're thinking of some good Spanish restaurant. You'll never go wrong with them, that I assure you :)

Tapella by Gaudi

Open from 11:00 am to 12 mn

G/F Greenbelt 5 Ayala Center

Makati City

Tel Nos. 7572710 and 7572711


  1. Wow! Paella! I've tried Paella once sa Barcelona when we went there few years back.daming varieties pero seafood paella ang in-order ko that time. I heard sa Mario's they are also serving authentic Spanish Cuisine.


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