We love brunch.
But y’all knew that.
I’ve talked about brunch in so many different ways here on the blog. I have posted recipes. I have pinned boards on Pinterest solely created for brunch.
Brunch is all encompassing. You can pretty much serve anything you want, (and eat anything you want) when you are gonna call it BRUNCH. AND…you can call it brunch and add an alcoholic beverage to your meal, like a mimosa or a bloody mary.
I heart Brunch.
You know what makes brunch even better? It has a nicer sound when you call it Brunchissimo…cue the Italian hand gestures and RRRRRRoll your R’s….It just rolls off your tongue…
Can you just say YUM?
The folks over at Il Ponticello have launched a new Brunchissimo Menu that is perfect for Bacon LOVERS and for lazy Saturdays in the city…
YES! It’s made for Saturdays! So many of the brunch specials run on Sundays. Sundays are good for brunch too, but that means brunch with the whole family (sometimes extended) and everyone in tow. But having the option of brunch on Saturday? Well, that makes a world of difference…
Sometimes, it’s ok to bring out the kids in small groups. Taking out the three big kids means that there is more to talk about at the table, and it also means that no one will end up with food being thrown at them. Gelli is in this stage where, when she is done eating she starts to throw the food that is left on her plate. I figured, I would use this opportunity to take the kids out while Nino ran some errands in Makati, and Gelli was home taking her nap.
One thing that Gia and I both agreed on was that we needed to have unlimited BACON!
I like my bacon cripsy. Gia was curious what “medium” would taste like, so we ordered one plate of each. You can have your Pancetta come to the table in four, six, or eight slices. We chose 4 slices each of “medium” and “crispy.”
Gia decided to try out the Truffled Cheese and Mushroom Frittata, while I opted for my always favorite Italian Style Eggs Benedetto (Eggs Benedict).
And because it was Miguel’s birthday month, both he and Diego got to try out the Pizza Santino! The kids love doing things themselves, and they love pizza…so this is a great concept.
Things to remember if you want to avail of the FREE Pizza Santino offer:
- Promo runs from Feb-May
- Minimum purchase of P1,000
- Free Pizza Santino must be availed during your child’s birthday month
- Promo for kids 12 and under
- Available Saturdays only
- Please bring proof of your child’s birthday 🙂
Diego loves brunch as much as I do. That’s part of the reason why he’s all smiles here.
Saturday Brunchissimo is as much about the beverages as it is about the bacon! These fun juice mocktails made it even more special for the kiddos.
Brunch comes complete with fresh breads and home made spreads and dips. I didn’t want to fill up too much on the carbs, but I did enjoy a few bites.
But not before I finished my own meal 🙂
When you opt for the all you can eat bacon menu, you have a couple of choices to make. First, you are served bread with spreads and toppings. Then you can order your main entree, which of course comes with more bacon if you like. (and the bacon just keeps coming.) After you finish your entree, you can enjoy your pick of three desserts.
The desserts to choose from are a Nutella Bigné, Cheesecake Caramel Panna Cotta, Tiramisu, Carmello Di Semolina, and Decadant Chocolate Cake.
Now, I have been to Pontis before, so I advised the kids that they MUST try the panna cotta.
Because I already indulged in eggs and a big slice of mushroom ciabatta, I skipped the desserts and let the kids enjoy the sweets, while I enjoyed my second cup o’ joe.
We even ran into fellow #SoMom, Belle of Cruisin Mommyhood, and her family.
PS. lf you like to entertain (like I do) this porchetta will surely please the crowd. I kid you not. This is so delicious and easy to do. All you have to do is ORDER!
ALSO-Try and check out Deal Grocer every now and then because they run amazing specials for the restaurant.