SLICE : A Slice of Life in Every Bite from Pia Cayetano @piacayetano
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Pia Cayetano is not just Senator to me and my family. We share a lot of common friends . I’ve always known Pia to be entrepreneurial from the stories of my sister in law who was her high school classmate. Visiting SLICE her latest baby, a cafe located at the new section of Bonifacio High Street is like having a new home at the Fort Global City for my family.
I think I have been to SLICE five times and never got to blog about it. I don’t get to blog that often anyway so I have a perfect excuse. I went there with my daughter , Marielle just before she left for Australia last February 15. Another time, it was an event for Kalibrr. Then there was the time, I took a refreshing drink after an event at a nearby restaurant. And during our 27th wedding anniversary celebration , we dropped by for coffee and dessert. Today, I thought spending an afternoon at Slice should cap my Mother’s day celebration.
You will have to excuse my photos. They do not depict the cozy and the great food so just check out the other food blogs of my friends like Anton and Brian.
My daughter Lauren took an Instagram photo of Slice and commented that this is “My new favorite coffee shop: Slice at @ BHS. The Chocnut coffee and Nuts About Bananas muffin is to die for!”
I had once brought some Banana muffins from the Kalibrr event and Lauren wanted to order it again. She loved the moist banana nut muffins with real banana chunks. She paired it with Slice “Pinoy Chocnut” , one of their specialty coffee in their menu. Imagine the combination: Coffee meets Chocolate and Peanut butter and pairing it with Banana muffins? The muffins have lower fat and sugar content than your average muffin but not necessarily in low calories. I like that it contains a lot of fiber and nuts. Pia explained in an interview that while most muffins are packed with flour and sugar, her recipe is rich in natural fiber. “Instead of ingesting starch, which has low nutritional value, half of the consistency would be fruit.
My husband ordered Caramel Yema Cake. It is SLICE signature Yema, between light , fluffy and moist Chiffon cake covered with Caramel buttercream icing. It’s got to be my favorite cake of all time. I ordered the Moringa Miracle , a delightful sweet blend from the miracle vegetable, the Malunggay.
Our afternoon celebration got even more special when Pia joined us briefly for a chat. She wanted us to try their SLICE Champorado and brown Arroz Caldo. We had been eyeing these two from their Breakfast/Light dishes menu.
The taste is exactly how I want my Arroz Caldo to be but this one was prepared differently from my homecooked version. Chicken breast chunks with brown rice infused with ginger and turmeric. We all loved it.
SLICE Champorado is granola served with Banana and Peanut butter with the choice of Milk Chocolate and Belgian Chocolate. Pia demonstrated how to mix our champorado to our taste by combining the milk and chocolate together with the peanut butter and granola.
It will remind you of Pinoy Chocnut. Granola is such a filling dish for breakfast. Since Slice is nearby my Fitness First gym, I can take this for breakfast just before my workout.
It was such an honor to celebrate Mother’s day with Pia even for a brief moment. I know she was inspired to start SLICE partly from her maternal grandmother Alvenia who was a baker. In many ways, SLICE is the product of her imagination, dreams, travels, food cravings and a desire to share her ideas on healthy eating with occasional indulgences.
You should try SLICE.
Slice serves breakfast starting at 9:00 AM. Slice is located at Bonifacio High Street Central; tel. 5651998.
Check some of their Slice offerings. (I was not able to take a shot of their other menu offerings)
and specialty cakes