Taal Vista is love! I’ve been there many times before and it just doesn’t fail to give me utterly blissful weekends. Aside from the Tagaytay weather, the beautiful landscape that is also so baby-friendly, Taal Vista is really a great stop for great Filipino food!
My first time to bring Philip to Taal Vista. Or actually, my second? Check out similar photo in this post and back then I was just about 3 months pregnant, I think
It was extra special when we last went because they were on their closing weekend of the Diamond Anniversary Special, where different accomplished chefs were invited to give an extra twist to their already amazing weekend cultural buffet! And we happened to chase upon husband and wife tandem Chef Rolando and Chef Jackie Laudico, who were doing only what they anyway, do best! Gosh, you should have experience Chef Lau’s sinigang with gabi puree and crispy kangkong, and Chef Jac’s frozen brazo de mercedes. I just couldn’t help but eat everything and think about dieting another day!
My husband and I are fans of the Laudicos!!! I was secretly so kilig that I got to meet them both!
But aside from the eating and resting I was also so honored to be a part of Taal Vista’s tree lighting ceremony, which was my Philip’s first taste of Christmas. AS expected, he was in awe of the decor and the lights! Then the ceremony was also a treat for all to classical Christmas concert and a buffet reception at the Grand Ballroom. The concert featured performances from the multi-awarded De La Salle Dasmariñas Chorale led by Maestro Vell Luis Litan, baritone Joseleo Logdat, soprano Maribel Miguel-Ararao, and pianist Belinda Ma. Salazar. The artists performed a variety of songs from opera and musicals interspersed with traditional carols, which I had to listen to in the far end of the room because Philip was already making so much noise due to hunger, haha! Then there was balladeer, recording artist, stage and film actor Markki Stroem who serenaded guests with a mix of classic tunes and contemporary hits. I never knew Markki sounded so much like Michael Buble!
The DLSU Dasmariñas Chorale
The Chosen Children Village with Peggy Angeles of SM Hotels and Conventions Corp., Mrs. Felicidad Sy, Robin Sy, SM Hotels and Conventions Corp. President Ms. Elizabeth Sy, Nina Sy and Taal Vista Hotel Area General Manager Walid Wafik
A day after the tree lighting event we had the privilege of just enjoying a day of rest at Taal Vista and so we definitely went back to Manila with refreshed and a Christmas-inspired spirit!
Taal Vista Hotel is a landmark hotel in Tagaytay City known for its iconic view of Taal Lake and Volcano. For inquiries and reservations, please call +63 (2) 917 8225, +63 (46) 413 1000 or +63 0917 809 1254. Stay connected with Taal Vista Hotel. Visit the website at www.taalvistahotel.com, like the Facebook page (facebook.com/taalvistahotel) and follow the Twitter and Instagram feeds (@taalvistahotel). View the Taal Vista Hotel 75th Anniversary video at http://www.youtube.com/taalvistahotel