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    Old Swiss Inn: Makati's Taste of Switzerland

    A recent visit to a Swiss-themed fine dining restaurant in Makati, originally owned by a Swiss national. Not too much words but more storytelling using pictures as Tutubi has been awefully busy these past few days. A full-course meal that'll surely whet your appetite :P

    the bar of Old Swiss Inn
    waiters and servers don uniforms that remind you of Switzerland without the Alpine weather
    a generous amount of sausages served on "a silver platter" was served. Picture blurred due to Tutubi's hunger-triggered shaky hands
    the deliciously good goulash, a spicy soup originally from Magyar country (Hungary)
    pepper steak, well-done. wonder why nobody seems to eat those bloody steaks here in the Philippines-- because they're rare!

    fish steak that Tutubi found too fishy for his taste.Nice presentation though

    Dessert came with chocolate fondue that tasted like melted Toblerone chocolate served with fruits and marshmallows.

    Tutubi has no idea of the price but sure is pricey by his standards. The place is frequented by foreigners and ex-pats in Makati as well as people looking for a nice quiet place within walking distance from Makati CBD (Central Business District).

    Old Swiss Inn
    G/F Olympia Bldg,
    Makati Ave. cor Sto Tomas St., Makati City
    Tel. nos.: +63.2.818.8251; +63.2.812.8751.
    Open 24 hours, Mondays to Sundays

    Branch location:
    G/F Garden Plaza and Suites,
    1030 Belen St., Paco, Manila,
    Tel. Nos. +63.2.521.3002; +63.2.522.4835

    How to get there:
    It's just walking distance from The Peninsula Manila and Shangri-la Makati hotel at the corner of Ayala Avenue and Makati Avenue and very near Swarzwalder Restaurant (where you can also sample crispy pork knuckles that reminds you of Filipino's Crispy Pata).

    call old swiss inn contact number for reservations and sample menu prices


    posted by GingGoy @ 9:23 PM,


    At Jan 3, 2008, 5:24:00 AM, Blogger carlotta1924 said...

    the food looks great!

    At Jan 3, 2008, 7:42:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Love that place. Medyo memorable yang place na yan sa mga dati kong ka-lakbay. Fave ko yung fondue. It is a 'melted toblerone nga. Heaven yang place na yan for chocolate lovers. hehe

    At Jan 3, 2008, 8:58:00 AM, Blogger Photo Cache said...

    Looks like a fancy place alright. Starting the year with good eats. Happy new year.

    At Jan 3, 2008, 10:05:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

    I've past by this place before. Okay pala dun. Sige nga mapuntahan. Thanks for sharing. :)

    At Jan 3, 2008, 11:27:00 AM, Blogger pusa said...

    uy masarap nga jan at ang ganda ng ambiance. gustong gusto ko iuwi un mga tables at chairs nila =)

    At Jan 3, 2008, 11:36:00 AM, Blogger Toe said...

    Aaaah... fondue... I love. Especially chocolate fondue. I remember I went there na on a date. Really nice place. :)

    At Jan 3, 2008, 2:52:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Wow, the food sure looks good! But I'm sure the price is beautiful too! I've never seen a Swiss restaurant here but there are French and German restos here.


    At Jan 3, 2008, 4:28:00 PM, Blogger pieterbie said...

    Switserland is a great place, but very expensive. I spent two weeks there a few years back, my kids loved it, but it nearly ruined me.
    I guess when you go there walks are the best solution.
    But then I like taking the lifts and so on. The lift to take me up to the Matterhorn cost me a fortune. Really!

    At Jan 3, 2008, 4:29:00 PM, Blogger pieterbie said...

    Ah, yes, I love a good steak as well. But not bloody, I dont mind it being red inside, but I don't really like the blood pooring on to my plate. I do a good pepper steak myself.

    At Jan 3, 2008, 9:03:00 PM, Blogger GingGoy said...

    carlotta, loved goulash the most besides fondue

    ferdz, toblerone talaga sawsaw ng fruits

    photo cache, good yet price.good thing didn't pay for it

    tani, ganda ng ambiancewag molang orderin para di mahal pagkain

    pusa, mas mahal yan tablesand chairs haha...lapit lang sa office mo :P

    toe, quite a romatic place actually in the middle of makati

    kyels, in Metro Manila you'll see so many restaurants owing to its highly cosmopolitan nature

    pieterbie, can you share your own pepper steak recipe?or maybe let me sample it should i ever make it there in europe :P

    At Jan 3, 2008, 9:05:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

    I remember many years ago there was a Swiss Inn restaurant in the Malate/Paco area. Is it still around?

    At Jan 4, 2008, 5:53:00 AM, Blogger Rochelle said...

    Looks good! I have got to learn to stop dropping by your blog when hungry! hehehehe Masarap!


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