PatisTito Garden Café

285 Brgy. Sta Cruz (Putol), San Pablo City, Laguna, Philippines, +63(927)308-5339, +63(906)443-9092, (049)543-5971, patistito@gmail.com

PatisTito Garden Café is your destination for a memorable encounter with Philippine culture through Filipino food in our unique version of a Filipino home. Using only fresh and locally sourced ingredients, we serve slow-cooked meals within a verdant garden nurtured for almost 25 years. 

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The New Year in Philippine Textile

Enjoyable dinner, excellent margaritas and beautiful art at #cafemesa at #Clark, #Pampanga. On display are fabulous paintings of women and #ninaydollsbypatistesoro

How else to celebrate a birthday in Christmas than with family and friends by tracing the thread of the past which leads back to a simpler and more meaningful life.

The first stop was an overnight stay at the Holiday Inn in Clark Field, Pampanga to prepare for a 10-hour drive to Ilocos Norte. Dinner and margaritas at the nearby Café Mesa was excellent as expected.

While our 2-vehicle convoy anticipated the Christmas rush and the need to stop for biological needs, leaving early did not help that much. The municipal government in several towns disregarded this annual tradition and continued their road rehabilitation projects on the National Highway. This added to 2 more butt-painful hours on the road and the need to stretch legs became more frequent.

A magnificent water fountain with a statue of an angel at night in Sitio Remedios Heritage Village. 

A magnificent water fountain with a statue of an angel at night in Sitio Remedios Heritage Village. 

Nonetheless, Sitio Remedios Heritage Village in Currimao was worth the trip. The 1.5 hectare property of neurologist and famous art aficionado Dr. Joven Cuanang has kept traditional Ilocos Spanish style architecture in a time capsule.

The experience began on Christmas Eve with a welcome drink of refreshing yellow watermelon juice with calamansi and cold hand towels served to us as soon as we alighted from our cars. The relaxing sound of running water from the abundant fountains along the well-lit walkway was music to our ears after the long drive.

The inviting walkway from the parking area to the center of of Sitio Remedios Heritage Village. 

The inviting walkway from the parking area to the center of of Sitio Remedios Heritage Village. 

Dr. Cuanang began the creation of this paradise around 8 years ago. Similar to Patis Tesoro's home and café in San Pablo, Laguna, heritage and culture is revived through the acquisition of old houses sold by OFWs, by upcycling the building materials to restore around 10 houses which surrounds a plaza and a quaint chapel.

In the center of Sitio Remedios Heritage Village is this wonderfully constructed chapel that appears as beautiful at night as it is during the day. 

In the center of Sitio Remedios Heritage Village is this wonderfully constructed chapel that appears as beautiful at night as it is during the day. 

The final stop was Namarabar in Bangued, Abra. 

One of the final appearances of the waning moon of 2015 seen from Abra, Ilocos Sur before the New Year. 

One of the final appearances of the waning moon of 2015 seen from Abra, Ilocos Sur before the New Year. 

Some 30 years ago when road infrastructure was nearly non-existent, Patis rambled in the wilderness, and crossed a rickety footbridge above the great Abra River to get to the Itneg tribe. 

The revival of their textile traditions was part of the advocacy of the now defunct Katutubong Filipino Foundation.  Patis began working with the Agaids, a clan of weavers headed by matriarch Norma, who to this day continue in their traditional methods in weaving.

Norma Agaid narrating a tale woven in fabric about her ancestors, tribal wars, Gabriella Silang and other important events of their proud heritage.

Norma Agaid narrating a tale woven in fabric about her ancestors, tribal wars, Gabriella Silang and other important events of their proud heritage.

Hand-made textiles made only of Philippine cotton by the Itneg tribe.

Hand-made textiles made only of Philippine cotton by the Itneg tribe.

On February 20 and 21 2016, the Itneg weavers from Abra, Ilocos Sur in Northern Luzon and the embroiderers from Lumban, Laguna in Central Luzon will showcase and sell their work at PatisTito Garden Café.

Posing (for a different camera) are Norma Agaid (left) with Patis Tesoro who celebrated her birthday with the rest of the Agaid clan in Namarabar, Abra, Ilocos Sur. 

Posing (for a different camera) are Norma Agaid (left) with Patis Tesoro who celebrated her birthday with the rest of the Agaid clan in Namarabar, Abra, Ilocos Sur. 

This will be the first in Philippine textile history where two traditional artisans of two different disciplines will interact and exhibit their work that represent Philippine tradition, history and culture. Truly an exciting first quarter of the New Year this 2016 at PatisTito Garden Café! Happy New Year! 

From November 2017 until the first quarter of 2018, Patis Tito Garden Cafe will be undergoing some renovations. 
We are temporary close but please contact us with the numbers indicated to check if we can accomodate your group.

Patis Tito Garden Cafe is open for RESERVATIONS ONLY (Please call or text at least one day ahead) .
Email us at patistito@gmail.com or call/text us at +63927-308-5339, +63906-443-9092, (049) 543-5971
for reservations or other inquiries. 

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