As I said in my interview with Mrs. O in her blog, Livin’ La Vida Lanka, it’s important for expat’s housewife to have girl friends. I am lucky enough to have found a great set of girl friends who are also pinoy, (mostly) housewives and who have common interests and activities.
Assorted Bread for starters. Breads were soft and freshly baked.
We try to have lunch every week or 2 and also do family activities on the weekends with hubbies and kids – like BBQs, kiddie parties and go out to have drinks or watch a movie. We all sort of arrived around the same time (with some a just a year ahead) and have young families. It’s nice to have people to talk to about all the new experiences and I wouldn’t know what I would do without my fabulous friends here in Jakarta!
Mind you, these women are pretty hot mamas! So I was even more inspired to continue with my diet. I’ve no excuse, since I haven’t had kids. But 2 of these women were skinnier a week after giving birth than I’ve ever been my whole life. (Yoga everyday anyone?!?) Of course I had to order soup and salad! LOL!
The soup was good, though not as fantastic as I was expecting. I still prefer my home-made one with recipe via Jamie Oliver. I would order it again just because I am a sucker for anything mushrooms, but would add a little salt.
Everyone else had pasta for mains. The ravioli looked good, a very generous portion and loads of parmesan cheese. I usually avoid ordering ravioli in Manila because the portions are so pathetic, it’s not worth the money you’re paying. They served the ravioli in the same kind of plate as my salad – which was huge!
The servings are massive so I was full even with the soup and salad. The interiors are nice, modern and sleek. Will bring my husband here to try the italian fare soon. I love discovering places with wonderful generous salads!
Click here to read about how dinner with hubby at Avorio went!
Avorio Italian Restaurant
- All prices are subject to 15.5% Gov’t tax and Service Charge
- Additional charge for split meal of Rp 12,000
- Plaza Senayan Cinema Building. P4 floor. Jl. Asia Afrika no.8 Jakarta Pusat, DKI. Jakarta