Please allow me to wax poetic about Chateau Hestia. Hestia, in Greek mythology, is the goddes of hearth and home and truly, this unobtrusive restaurant tucked in the heart of Tagaytay gives you a comfy, homey feeling upon entering the foyer. Its' interiors will remind you of a quaint restaurant in Austria or Germany where you get to pick out which gastronomic experience you would like to have for the day.
Ron suggested I try out their set menu. Here's what my P600.00 got me: rustic (freshly-made foccacia) bread with gazpacho dip, sopa de ajo (garlic soup), ensalata mixa (personally prepared for us by the owners' pretty and precocious 6-year old daughter), carne de vaca con tomate (beef stew with tomatoes and perfectly mashed potatoes) and chocolate mousse (wonderful German chocolate blended with just a hint of liquor). Mind you, their servings are good enough for 2 so if you are a light eater, then you and your companion will just have to shell out P300.00 each. I capped it off with capuccino and it most definitely made it one of the best full-course meals I've had in a long time.
Being introduced to the gracious couple, Mr. & Mrs. Johannes Zehethofer, who owned the place was an added incentive to come back again. Chateau Hestia is open Thursdays to Sundays and reservations may be made through Johannes Zehethofer +63918-9305372 or Atty Maria Falcon +63918-9016225. Cash basis only but they will be accepting credit cards soon. Visit:
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