Saturday, July 27, 2013

Lunch at Chateau Hestia

We heard about Chateau Hestia from friends and stumbled upon directions to the place during a trip to Tagaytay earlier this year. We were already coming from our lunch so when we got there, we decided to just have coffee (tea for me) and some dessert. The staff were very kind to accommodate us and we were lucky to get a table at the restaurant, which was full of customers the time we got there. This was around 1:30 PM and so we got the impression that the food was really good. Judging by our coffee, tea and dessert, it was, and so we decided to come back again the next time we are in Tagaytay. That next time happened last June when we took a couple of weekdays off instead of a weekend to make up for not having a trip last summer. Following are photos we took at the garden restaurant, which also is a bed & breakfast.

The entrance to the restaurant
Menu for June
It was a weekday and we were early for lunch so we had the restaurant to ourselves for a while.
The restaurant's interior was both homey and elegant.
They also had a bar where solo diners (or couples) may want to have their meals.
Onion soup
Green salad with balsamic vinaigrette
We ordered pizza just to sample their version and were learned we could have a half and half so we could sample two types of pizza from their menu.
Prime rib steak
Mousse au chocolat
We also decided to have another dessert to share and opted for their chocolate souffle, which we tried during a previous trip to the restaurant.
Chateau Hestia is highly recommended and we'll surely be back there soon. Their special menu changes every month so variety is quite assured. During the weekends, prospective diners should call them first to reserve a table. Otherwise, it would be difficult to get a table because they're quite busy on weekends. Weekday lunchtimes are much better as there are fewer customers.

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