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We celebrated my brother Rommel’s birthday last January 5 in the newest garden restaurant that opened in Tagaytay. It was syoti Josh’s first time in Tagaytay. We visited Chateau Hestia which opened during the same week that syoti Josh was born. It is envisioned to be an impressive country garden house named after Hestia, the Goddess of fireplace. It is secretly located right after Bawai in Tagaytay. The budding Chateau is quite impressive considering that it was totally made from container vans. The garden is young and it provides a lot of space for Aidan to play around. It serves simple but authentic European cuisine and the menu changes on a weekly basis. We liked the food and we would visit again when the Osso Buco is in the set menu.
This lovely photo was taken by my brother Rommel. I can already see that syoti Josh is photogenic and we will have fun shooting the brothers together when they are growing up.
One of the relaxing scenes in Chateau Hestia is the garden in front of the restaurant.
European Set Menu (P540 net). Better to call ahead of time to know what the set menu is. You can order drink-all-you-can Buco Juice for P60 and wines are available for less than a P100/ glass.
Mixed Greens with Lemon Vinaigrette. It was plain and simple Tagaytay greens with a light sauce that does not overpower the vegetables. Chateau Hestia is conveniently located besides 7 green houses which include Toscana Farms and other garden in bicycle distance to one another.
Pork Goulash with Dumplings. This is a usual meal served in Hungary. We liked the mini dumplings that goes with it.
Chicken Paprika with Dumplings. I would have preferred it to be more spicy and with lots of paprika like how they have it in Austria.
Pana Cotta. The desserts are simple but nice.
Chateau Hestia Kids Menu (P190). Great to see restaurants to have a kids menu.
Spaghetti Bolognese with Pizza. I love the bolognese more than Aidan.
Rolled Chocolate Pancake. Aidan was so happy to see the chocolate oozing out of the pancake.
Dalanghita Cello. Johannes Zegethofer, one of the owners of the restaurant gave us a taste of the locally processed dalanghita cello, a Filipino version of the lemon cello. You can ask for it as an aperitif or as a digestive drink.
The Chateau is work in progress and Johanness was kind enough to give us a tour and share with us the vision for the place. He is a civil engineer by profession and usually sails around the Philippines. They plan to have cottages around the chateau and offer Filipino massages when they are fully operational.
Aidan and Joshua’s Photo Shoot around Chateau Hestia.
CHATEAU HESTIA GARDEN RESTAURANT
Dine in a Chateau-inspired ambiance in the middle of a Tagaytay Garden by Johannes Zegethofer.
Address: Purok 5, Brgy. Bukal, Silang, Cavite, Philippines 4118 (near Tagaytay City)
Mobile: +63 929 711-3289
Contact: Johannes Zegethofer +63 918-9305372
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com
Facebook: Chateau Hestia Garden Restaurant
Operating Hours: Wednesday to Sunday 10.00am to 10.00pm
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