Conti’s puts the ‘fresh’ in ‘fresh starts’ for 2023



The Manila Times

Public Square

THE long Christmas season is over, and now, it’s time for another exciting period, one filled with making resolutions and drawing up goals as we look back to help ourselves recalibrate the future. It’s that special time when we dust off the excesses of the festive holiday season and clean our plates for a fresh new start. And as new starts go, the best ones are those filled with health-giving goodness for better minds and hearts, and more positive moods this year. The new salads of Conti’s Bakeshop and Restaurant perfectly fit the bill. Light but filling, tasty but healthy, they’re sure to help make new beginnings or restarts for this exciting time of the year as delightful as we all hope. The signature salad has all the classic goodness we all love in one bowl — fresh strawberry slices, candied walnuts and crispy mixed greens, tossed in Conti’s’ signature raspberry vinaigrette. The dish is topped with lacey parmesan crisps for added taste and texture. It’s something special but light and fresh, and nothing complicated. And it has something in common with Conti’s’ signature cakes: layers of complementing flavors. It’s tangy, sweet and salty, giving a singular gastronomic delight. For a bit more indulgence without the guilt, the new homemade Caesar salad serves up fresh greens with southern-style chicken fillet, croutons and Conti’s zesty homemade Caesar dressing. The bowl is topped with soft-boiled egg and anchovy to taste. The new Conti’s salad bowls further expand the homegrown restaurant chain’s menu, providing more healthy but delectable options.