Chateau Hestia Garden Restaurant and Deli Shop (Purok 5, Brgy. Bukal, Silang, Cavite)

PhotoGrid_1376064295874Date visited: July 2013

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.

Click here for their website.

12 thoughts on “Chateau Hestia Garden Restaurant and Deli Shop (Purok 5, Brgy. Bukal, Silang, Cavite)

  1. lmjapan says:

    It’s always fun eating at those out-of-the-way kinds of places. So much more romantic, I think. All the food looks so good in your pictures, especially the soup and the panna cotta! The latter must have been amazing with that passion fruit sauce.

    • rey & lyn says:

      For us, we always enjoy looking for and finding these special restaurants that are tucked away and a little bit hard-to-find but reward you with great food and ambience. The Panna Cotta was really something else. I really can’t say enough about how great it was. I hope it stays the same when we get back there.

      • lmjapan says:

        I’ve been meaning to ask how the two of you are doing following Typhoon Haiyan. It is so heartbreaking to watch the news and see the devastation. I hope and pray that both you and your families are safe.

      • rey & lyn says:

        Thank you very much for your concern and prayers. We live in the Metro Manila area which was barely hit by the typhoon. Our immediate families also live in Metro Manila and were also spared from the typhoon.

        Unfortunately, we have friends and colleagues who have families in the areas that were directly hit and some of them have casualties while some don’t even have any communication with their relatives yet.

        The devastation is something that no one really expected and imagined. Everyone is trying to help but even going to the areas that badly need help is proving to be too difficult as the waves are still too strong and most airports and seaports were destroyed. Even the local officials are finding it difficult to reach their own constituents since most of the municipalities in the affected areas consist of several islands.

        But what is good is that a lot of people are constantly looking for ways to reach those who need help. We’re giving a modest contribution to an organization that will provide help and hopefully they will reach those who need it most. Please continue praying for those severely affected by the calamity. Thank you very much!

      • lmjapan says:

        I’m relieved to hear that both you and your families were out of harm’s way when Typhoon Haiyan hit. When I was watching the news it didn’t appear that Manila had suffered any damages but my geography is so bad that I wasn’t sure!

        It must be so hard on those who have family members in the stricken areas and having no way to contact them. Since there are many Filipinos living in Southern CA, a number of them have been on the news in the past few days. They show pictures of their family members who live in the areas where the typhoon hit, and ask anyone to please contact them with news of their loved ones. It’s really hard to watch such stories, hopefully communication will continue to get better in the following days.

        It’s great to hear that so many people are trying to help those who are in need. Lots of churches in this area have been taking donations and supplies to send over to the stricken areas. I’ve donated to the Red Cross and I’m looking for items to give to the church. The people affected by this are definitely in my prayers.

  2. Liz says:

    Fennel seeds is a favourite of mine I use it in everything, even broccoli. I love good service and good value for my money so this place is a winner for me!!!

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