What we ordered:
Set Menu consisting of Vienesse Potato Soup, Hestia Garden Salad with Honey Mustard Dressing, Rinds Bouladen and Panna Cotta, and Osso Buco Milanese
Taste = 4.5/5
– As part of our anniversary celebration, we went to a place outside of Metro Manila that’s mostly hidden probably even from some of the locals. Good thing we pushed through because the experience was wonderful. The Potato soup was very rich and had just the right amount of herbs: caraway and fennel according to the menu but it tasted like there were other herbs in there. Since we were in the Tagaytay area, the salad greens were as fresh and as crisp as they could ever be. The Rinds Bouladen was beef roulade filled with onion, bacon, mustard and parsley. Both of us like mustard on meat but for some reason, the taste was there but we just didn’t like as much as it deserved. The Osso Buco was a delicious slowly simmered beef shank. The slow cooking really showed on how tender and how beefy the meat tasted. However delicious it was, we just couldn’t finish the dish because the meat was large and it literally occupied 1/3 of the plate. Their version of Panna Cotta was the best we’ve ever had. The passion fruit was very tangy but it was the perfect complement to the sweet and firm Panna Cotta. Lyn and I were racing to get more and more of it into our mouths.
Service = 5/5
– There were only a few customers and it was near their closing time but we still got great service. They were friendly and were quick on their feet.
Ambience = 4.5/5
– We almost got lost looking for this place and the journey looked like we were headed towards a haunted house in the middle of the night. When we got in, it looked like a rustic Filipino-European dining place. Although there were various delis, food items, decorations and ornaments that were from several European countries, the dining area felt Pinoy for some reason.
Value for money = 5/5
– Our eyebrows raised a little when we looked at the prices of their food but when we saw the quality, serving size and taste, and felt the great service, we knew that the prices were very reasonable.
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