I consider Marikina as my second city. I just love shopping and dining in the area. It is no surprise that there are these beautiful ancestral houses converted into restaurants. At J.P. Rizal Street of San Roque close to Kaptan Moy and the 15 Hundred year old Diocesan Shrine and Parish of Our Lady of the Abandoned Church, Casaño Italian Fusion stands relatively new to the area barely 4 months. A lot of people mistake Casano for a classic Filipino restaurant, maybe because of the classic 50s home ambiance that reminds me of my grandparents house in Malolos.
Wooden floors, antique wooden window panes you see in the provinces of Bulacan, Cavite or Vigan. The windows are open most days and look very clean with the white gossamer curtains billowing as cool air blows through. The sight out of an old Sampaguita Pictures Movies, all very romantic.
They also have a old school turn table that actually works, it plays old and new vinyl records the owners favor the modern mp3s and disc of the modern age.
I was fortunate enough to be invited Casaño`s food tasting by Zomatoph. Are you curious about the dishes served? Read on!