New in Baguio: Amare Woodfire Brick Oven Pizza

Amare woodfire brick oven pizza

While talking to restaurateur Sam Blas the other day, it dawned on me that I haven’t really given Amare la Cucina a fitting tribute it so deserves. I was with the FoodPrints team in Baguio when they shot Chef Sandy and Ali with the owner and staff of Amare tossing pizza dough. A great pizza starts with its crust; I had a pizza overload, I forgot the names of all the pizzas that came fresh from their custom brick oven. Because of its novelty, perhaps, it was the pâtê pizza drizzled with truffle oil that crowned my Amare experience. It could have been too rich and cloying (in the mind), but it was a pizza that you’d want to have again and again. And it’s not that expensive like the name implies (it is around 600 for the pizza size in the pics). It came by accident, friends insisted that they include it in the menu, according to the young owner Edmark Lester Bustos. We also had ribs and frutti di mare.

Amare la CucinaPicture 127-2Jennie Celdran and son Powee and FoodPrints director Cris Sevilla-Bilbao.PizzaPate with Truffle Oil PizzaThe pâtê with truffle oil pizza.

You can have craft beer specially bottled by the Baguio Craft Brewery, another interesting place to hit when in Baguio.

Located inside Albergo Hotel, between the touristy Mansion House and Mines View Park, Amare is quite spacious. I definitely recommend the restaurant to the hearty eaters.

Carbonara PizzaAmare PizzaAmare la CucinaNutella PizzaNutella pizza that I failed to try.

Amare la cucina Albergo Hotel #1 Villamor Drive, Brgy Lualhati, Baguio city, Philippines 0916 332 1522

Third photo by Powee Celdran
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FoodPrints with Chef Sandy Daza in Timeless Baguio

FoodPrints Baguio

Chef Sandy Daza’s Foodprints is now on its third season. He drove to Baguio with daughter Ali just like any cool and loving dad would want to do for a daughter on a school break. Among Sandy’s children, it is Ali who takes after her father in her love for food and the kitchen. They go around the mountain city in search for the best eats. And beer.

Sandy and Ali at La Trinidad Strawberry Farm

The Baguio episodes with old time favorites and new multicultural influences will be aired March 29 and April 5, 8pm. Save the dates.

TsokolateCocoaChocolate de BatirolBaguio MarketSoup No. 5Balajadia, Slaughter HouseOzarkOzarkPulled ChickenBrined ChickenFoodPrints BaguioGrilled VegetablesFoodPrints BaguioPrime Roast BeefFoodPrints BaguioBaguio Ube JamsBaguio BreweryBaguio Brewery
Photographed by Blauearth © Blauearth™ All Rights Reserved 2009-2015