THE HOTTEST NEW RESTOS IN TOWN: LUNA RESTAURANT 2000

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Luna Pizzas and Tapas on Orosa St (near the corner of J. Nakpil) is the brainchild of Vanna Calalang, Annie Tuazon and Manet Dayrit. Legend would insist that on some moonlit night, these three dreamed up the concept of combining Italian and Spanish cuisine under one roof. With meticulous attention to detail, they conceptualized the menu selections, the design of the menu, the interiors, the signage, the firewood-fueled brick oven and took the best from their wealth of experience. Vanna has an impressive pedigree as daughter of restaurateur Conrad Calalang of Seasons, Intermezzo and Barasoain fame, and thanks to the time spent in Italy pursuing cooking credits, lords over the Italian dishes. Annie's domain over the Spanish section of the menu is traced back to her lolo and her stay in Barcelona. Word-of-mouth is ultimately the best arbiter of restaurants, and people I know are unanimous in singing praise to this unassuming, unpretentious gem of a place.

 

Was Luna dreamed up by Vanna Calalang, Annie Tuazon and Manet Dayrit on some moonlit night?



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