September 02, 2016

Trufa Pasta Bar in Legazpi Village, Makati

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  • A new dining scene sited in one of the bustling streets of Makati is about to excite your taste buds and let you experience Pasta in many ways!

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    Trufa Pasta Bar is a brainchild of a cocky Catalan guy and a true-blue Filipina who both share the same passion for pasta. The restaurant is currently on a soft opening and will be officially opened this September 1; but if you’re as excited as us, you can visit them now and be one of the first few to experience this new delight in town.

    Trufa means Truffle in Spanish and the reason behind the name of the restaurant is it is actually the favourite ingredient of the owner but more than that, she likes how this ingredient makes everything special. Smooth and earthly with a hint of nuttiness in the end – this is how one aptly describes the flavour of truffle. Indulging in a truffle is an experience in itself; at first bite you’re hit with an indescribable rich flavour that tells you that “hey, this is something special”. The second says “this taste amazing”.

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    TRUFA’S PASTAS are made from scratch and sauces are whipped up on the spot depending on the way you like it.

    “What we want is that every time they’re here (the customers), they’ll have a completely new memorable experience; just like the truffle – it gives you new experiences every time, and that’s what we want here,” says Patricia Espino, one of the owners of Trufa Pasta Bar.

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    The whole place can accommodate over 50 diners

    Aside from the luscious taste and quality of the food they serve, what makes this pasta bar even more special is how they give diners their complete freedom by allowing them to actually create their own pasta in just three easy steps: Choose la Pasta, Choose la Salsa and Choose la Alegria. Better set aside your indecisiveness first because there are 12 sauces, 11 pastas and 13 toppings to choose from – for over 2,000 mixes that can be crafted! The price range is also surprisingly reasonable, given the fact that they use only quality and fresh ingredients to ensure the scrumptious taste of their food.

    Owner Patricia Espino, who’s very hands-on and passionate about her craft, introduced us to two pasta mixes which she customized herself for us. Topping the list of their never-to-missed pasta is the 4 Quesos – a classic sauce with mozzarella, parmesan, stracchino and one which is very similar to blue cheese with farfelle as its pasta, topped with crispy dilis (Anchovy). This one’s bursting with flavour. Definitely a must-try! 

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    4- Quesos + Penne + Crispy Dilis = P320. Additional 50 pesos for the pasta and 40 pesos for the alegria

    Try also their Bolonesa de Casa sauce with Penne as its pasta topped with their own Chorizo de Ana.
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    Bolonesa de Casa + Penne + Chorizo de Ana = P60. Additional 50 pesos for the pasta and 40 pesos for the alegria )

    Under their “Tapas” menu, try their Huevos Estrellado; a classic Spanish snack with a local twist.

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    Huevos Estrellados, P195

    If you like sea delicacies, their Montadito de Salmon, smoked salmon bites and crème cheese on a crispy baguette, will definitely satisfy your in-the-deep cravings!

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    Montadito de Salmon, P185

    For a crispy treat, try their Las Fritas – Trufa’s own selection of crisps with sweet truffle sauce.

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    Las Fritas, P185

    Aside from being a full time gastronome and being able to manage her own business at a very young age, Patricia is also a strong advocate of progressive education thus the Trufa Water – for every bottle sold, part of the proceeds will go to MoveED foundation to give underprivileged children the best ingredient they need for better life.

    “I really believe in investing the children’s future. If there’s one thing in life I would spend on, it’s the quality of education for children,” said Patricia.

    “As much as possible I really try to encourage the people to buy bottle of water because there’s a reason for that bottle of water,” she also added.

    Trufa Pasta Bar also offers wide variety of Italian wine and craft beer. They also accept reservations for private events and celebration.

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