PatisTito Garden Café

Patis Tito Garden Cafe is undergoing extensive renovation from April until the end of 2018 to provide you with a more delightful customer experience. We look forward to serving you again in January 2019. Please watch out for updates on our progress.

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 First Philippine Embroidery Exchange

 Zita Agaid, Tinggian weaver from Namarrabar, Abra and Alida Tagorda, piña embroiderer from Lumban, Laguna join Patis Tesoro during her talk on national identity through textile during National Arts' Month last Feb 21 & 22, 2016 in San Pablo, Laguna. 

Zita Agaid, Tinggian weaver from Namarrabar, Abra and Alida Tagorda, piña embroiderer from Lumban, Laguna join Patis Tesoro during her talk on national identity through textile during National Arts' Month last Feb 21 & 22, 2016 in San Pablo, Laguna. 

The #EmbroideryExchange last 20-21 February 2016 at PatisTito Garden Café coincided with National Art's Month, where Patis Tesoro imprinted the importance of national identity on textile through: A talk on the piña process: From plant to finished product, and a presentation of indigenous artisans from Northern and Central Luzon, collaborating for the first time in Philippine history. 

 Book signing. Patis signs her book 'The Art of Philippine Embellishment' brought by students from Philippine High School for the Arts. 

Book signing. Patis signs her book 'The Art of Philippine Embellishment' brought by students from Philippine High School for the Arts. 

The 2-day cultural fair was well-attended by students of life and lovers of art from all-over the country. Booths displayed Patis Tesoro dresses, designs on textile & drawings, her antique collection, handicraft products from Mindanao brought by Menor Usman, handwoven textile from Abra, hand-embroidered pina textile from Lumban, organic herbs, local delicacies, natural remedies and fresh fruits & vegetables. 

After the talk on the piña process in the morning, followed by a buffet of home-cooked native dishes, the Agaid clan of Tinggian artisans gave a colorful performance appreciated by the guests who came for merienda. 

The Embroidery Exchange was the first of its kind in the Philippines.

We are honored and humbled with how this cultural fair turned out and that is thanks to everyone who supported us:

Inquirer Lifestyle's Marge Enriquez and Angel Guerrero's Adobo Magazine team led by Irma Mutuc and Anna Gamboa were also in attendance who interviewed Patis, thanks to Susan Claire Agbayani's article in BusinessWorld. Artists At Maculangan of artbooks.ph, Tess Pettyjohn, Annatha Lilo Gutierez, Tony Mariño, artist Cristina Grisar Brias from Chile, retired and former first counselor of the French Embassy Hugues-Antoine and wife Janet Suin, Metropolitan Museum of Manila's President, Tina Colayco and staff Etsy Bagos & Desi Tolentino, artist Florencia Guillen from Mexico, Tweetums Gonzales, Nanette Medina, Becka & Dado Jose, Jun Valeña, Maribel Tesoro, Dara Villonco, Ixi Mapua, Paula Anntoneth O, Jean Dee and Chase of jaddstudio.com, Tim Dacanay, Alodia Cecilia, Tim Dacanay, Moira Lang, Michael Kipping, Bob and Mila Lane of Silahis Arts & Artifacts, Ann Mercado of Casa San Pablo, Rosalie Blume, Mela Balcazar, Ixi Mapua, Joe Geronimo, Noemi Marasigan, Theresa Dizon-de Vega, Camille Mamaril, Irene Javier, Herminio Eguia, Elaine Monasterial, Lanie Tigas who came all the way from Bataan, Mariel Lim, Danielle Guillen,Gaile Guevarra, Willhelmina Garcia,  

 

 

The New Year in Philippine Textile

Ending 2015 in style to prepare for the New Year, we began our trip from San Pablo, Laguna in Central Luzon to Currimao, Ilocos Norte in Northern Luzon. The start of 2016 will truly become an exciting beginning of appreciation for Philippine tradition  and culture!  Read more...

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Chuck Wood and Baliwood Organic Farm

Last March 2nd, 2015, Chuck Wood of Baliwood Organic Farms and Gardens celebrated his 69th birthday in his freshly remodeled farm in Dagatan, Quezon.

 Mr. Chuck Wood of Baliwood Organic Farms.

Mr. Chuck Wood of Baliwood Organic Farms.

Along with our friends and neighbors At Maculangan & Katya Guerrero, Dado Jose & Enzo Tesoro,  we listened to Chuck in his Baliwood farm as he spoke about his methods in raising organic fish and organic vegetable farming.

 Listening to a talk on organic farming are Katya Guerrero, At Maculangan and their daughter Anika, Dado Jose and Enzo Tesoro. 

Listening to a talk on organic farming are Katya Guerrero, At Maculangan and their daughter Anika, Dado Jose and Enzo Tesoro. 

Baliwood Organic Farms and Gardens is less than 10 minutes away from PatisTito Garden Café and we are lucky to have fresh supply of a variety of organic tomatoes and other organic vegetables. We can't wait for the catfish to grow! 

Baliwood Organic Farm is just 10 minutes away and our source of organic fruits and vegetables!

Christmas in Majayjay

 The majestic altar of Saint Gregory the Great Parish Church. 

The majestic altar of Saint Gregory the Great Parish Church. 

Christmas lanterns adorn the quaint town of Majayjay.

Forty minutes away from PatisTito Garden Café is the town of Majayjay in Laguna. Quaint and rich in history, Majayjay has a European feel to it with its narrow roads and Spanish architecture. Found in the town's center is the parish church of Saint Gregory the Great. 

Centuries old yet still intact, it is recognized as a cultural treasure by the National Museum of the Philippines. The charming Romanesque architecture is a delight to explore. 

The altar of Saint Gregory the Great Parish Church is incorporated in the community Belen found across the church. 

The community Belen across the church adds to the festive atmosphere.

Patis, Tito and family heard Misa de Gallo in Saint Gregory the Great Parish Church. 

A pleasant surprise for them was a vendor found beside the church who served piping hot and freshly made puto bumbong wrapped in banana leaves which was quite a treat to enjoy during the Christmas season. 

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to everyone! 

Freshly prepared puto bumbong is perfect on a cold Christmas evening in Majayay.

B&B Becoming a Reality

The bed and breakfast at PatisTito Garden Café is becoming a reality. For your viewing pleasure, we are sharing some photos of our B&B and we can't wait to open our doors to serve you. 

In preparation for our B&B opening in early 2015, we would like to gain better consumer insight by asking for your help in responding to a short survey (below). In return, we will give you a free drink on your next visit! 


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Our Newly Renovated Shop

Check out the items we have for sale in our newly made-over shop in PatisTito Garden Café.

Aside from hard to find local antique items and Philippine folk art, our shop in San Pablo City, Laguna sells blankets and table linens designed by Patis Tesoro, organic pain relievers, roasted coffee beans, bottles of raw honey from Palawan, creamy organic peanut butter and natural cleaners and deodorizers. 

We will include some photos of our goods soon! Meanwhile, here is a snapshot of our newly-renovated shop. We are excited to see you soon! 

Our Lady of Smiles

Handcrafted & painted altar for Our Lady of Smiles following the Mexican Art of tin-making using motif of the Bleeding Heart. 

Using oil paints, crafts person of Patis Tesoro hand painted the plain white figure of Our Lady of Smiles in Filipino-Mexican inspired colors. 

This work of art is currently on display at PatisTito Garden Café and will be made available for viewing for a limited time only.

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Free Adobo Recipe from The Adobo Book

In The Adobo Book by Alejandro and Reyes-Lumen (2004), Felice Prudente Sta. Maria contributed "An adobo chronicle" which offers the etymology of our national dish:

"Adobo traces its etymology to the French verb "adobar" that originally means "to dress a knight in armor." The word traveled from Sir Lancelot's realm to El Cid's. In Spanish, it became adobar, where it retains its original definition plus the extended meaning - "to dress meat." Light pickling in vinegar and packing in lard extend adobo's edibility thereby making it a popular dish especially during hunting and traveling." 

In the same book, Patis Tesoro's recipe of a spicy version was included whereby she innovated upon Sonny Tinio's Adobo Antigo. Below is the page featuring your free recipe. 

At PatisTito Garden Café, our chosen rendition is the Pininyahang Adobo. Chicken and pork marinated in pineapple juices, sauteed then simmered until the meats drop off the bone and topped with pineapple tidbits and quail eggs.

Check out the Café Menu and contact us for inquiries and reservations. 

Email us at patistito@gmail.com or call/text us at +63927-308-5339, +63906-443-9092, (049) 543-5971

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