The Legarda Mansion
The "La Cocina de Tita Moning" Dining Experience takes place in what today is known as "The Legarda Mansion"
The Legarda House
Built in 1937 by Dona Filomena Roces vda Legarda, the Legarda house was one of the first Art Deco Houses built in Metro Manila. It is located on San Rafael St, San Miguel, Manila. Only a few paces from the Presidential Palace of Malacanang, this neighborhood was once Manila’s most elegant district.
In this house, Alejandro Legarda lived with his wife Ramona Hernandez ( Tita Moning) and raised four children .
Dona Ramona (Tita Moning ) was fond of throwing grandiose and lavish parties in this house where her culinary skills and perfection as a hostess became known all over Metro Manila.
The Legarda house still stands today and houses “La Cocina de Tita Moning” where we recreate the wonderful parties of Manila’s most elegant era.
"Sailboats" by Filipino Artist Oscar Zalameda was painted in the French Riviera in the early 1970’s and purchased by Ramon H. Legarda in Manila shortly after.