Saturday, September 13, 2008


I remember learning in science class that "the speed of light is faster than the speed of sound".
That may explain why,
Sometimes you will encounter someone who may appear very bright until you actually hear them speak.

I shall not go into details,
But yessssss - I had a very bad day at the office.
I had an encounter with a pitbull posing as a an office head
And she did something very irritating
She opened her mouth ...

I gave her the benefit of the doubt,
She was obviously confused as to whether she was in an office or in a marketplace.
I walked away
Took two paracetamols
And spent the rest of the day at my desk soothed by the music flowing out of my iPod
If ever I needed a good after-office dinner ... this was the day

Marciano's is the latest in the chain of restaurants put up with the involvement of entrepreneurial showbiz hunk Marvin Agustin
I was walking slowly with my head bowed in tired and frustrated desolation,
When I noticed this looker of a resto.

Elegant blacks and silvers
With lush patterned curtain dividers
And sparkling chandelier lights
Very New York ...

Attracted by it's voguish appeal
I took a seat and reveled in its casual sophistication
The servers smothered me with flattering attention ...
I scanned the interesting menu
"New Age Italian-American Cuisine"
Puffed Mozzarella Sticks (with smoked pomodoro and prosciutto)
Rudy Giuliani minestrone bean soup
Feels Like Barney's (portobello, crisp greens, prosciutto, gorgonzola, sundried tomato, and grilled foccacia)
Gransvoort seafood truffle pasta

New York indeed ...
The portions were generous
The flavors were very interestingly fused
And the sparkling wine was soothing and relaxing ...

As it should properly be, for a restaurant named after the famed boxer Rocky Marciano - this is a potential knockout
I will be back
With friends, family, associates, officemates ...
(Anyone except the pitbull)

2nd level
Greenbelt 3, Makati
(telephone to follow)


luna miranda said...

that seafood pasta looks orgasmic! i also like the black & silver chairs, and the chandeliers---classy place.

Daguldol Tarakatac III said...

It's a good find - for barkada eating.
The portions are generous.

It is casually elegant - but it is in Greenbelt 3 - so the pedestrian mix is office, students, shoppers and moviegoers etc.

My understanding is that it is affiliated with the John and Yoko/Sumo Sam entrepreneurs ...
Have fun.


Sidney said...

"She opened her mouth ..."
How was her lipstick? ;-)

rita : ) said...

omg! not the classic case of, "you're dumber than you look" image, or is it?

anyhoodles, looks like you had a wonderful dinner to make-up your horrid day. hope it gets better!

by the way, did you take your pills with vodka? i think, it would help you out better! HAHAHA!

Daguldol Tarakatac III said...

I didn't notice the lipstick ...
It must have been covered by the froth coming from her rabid mouth.


Daguldol Tarakatac III said...

Thanks for reminding me - you are right - I should keep a bottle of vodka in m office drawer ...

You are a true genius !


dyosa said...

Went to Marciano the other day. It was okay. The food was nice (can be a lot better). I just didn't like the wobbly table. It shakes even with just a slight touch/tap.

Marciano to me is more of a wine, cheese and olives place. Chillax one rather than a Dinner place. :-)

Daguldol Tarakatac III said...

Chillax after the pitbull was perfect for me ...
The dinner can be rather heavy



mikky said...

looks elegant... :)

Daguldol Tarakatac III said...

Nice place
Not formal though , despite it's appearance


mirage2g said...

The pasta looks yumyum! Guess its a good choice to hide your identity as a blogger...=P

Daguldol Tarakatac III said...

The pasta was ok ...
Medyo heavy lang

Parang resto owners assume na - that if you are taking pictures of the food - then you are possibly a blogger - so their service suddenly improves