With Valentine’s Day just a week away, a lot of people will surely be nostalgic about Chateau 1771. It was famous as a date place in Manila in the 80s before it moved to its present location in Greenbelt 5, Makati City. With its classy, romantic ambiance and varied menu of Swiss, French and Italian specialties, the restaurant will surely be a preferred destination for couples seeking to have a memorable V Day!
Start off your meal with Microgreens and Homemade Seafood Sausage Topped with Caviar, or you two can just go ahead and savor a hearty Oxtail Soup En Croute. There’s complimentary bread on the house.
For the main course, here are some of the more luxurious choices:
Grilled Beef Tenderloin with Sweet Potato Mash and Braised Short Rib in an Orange Balsamic Reduction (P3,800) –
Seared Duck Breast with Red Wine Vinegar Glaze (P3,400) –
Or the Sundried Tomato Crusted Sea Bass with Cauliflower Puree (P3,600) –
End your meal with Guyabano Tarragon Sorbet with Blueberries and Raspberries.
For reservations, call 729-9760 to 61 or 0917-862-6467.
Meanwhile, Chateau 1771’s younger sibling Cafe 1771 in Pasig City has also prepared a Valentine’s Day menu whipped up by Chef Vicky Pacheco.
Start your meal with Salad Lyonnaise, greens, poached leeks, bacon, and quail egg with chicken liver pate crostini followed by Mushroom Ravioli in Tomato Essence, herbed ravioli stuffed with mushrooms, with tomato broth.
Meat lovers will enjoy the mouth-watering Roasted U.S. Prime Beef Tenderloin, marinated in olive oil bath with lacquer bearnaise sauce and potato cups with spinach, ratatouille and cauliflower (P1,800/person).
For those who prefer something lighter yet equally flavorful, there is the Halibut Nori: pan-seared halibut wrapped in nori seaweed with ponzu sauce; golden raisin pilaf; and green pea puree (P1600/person).
You can also opt for the Surf and Surf: grouper in caper almond gremolata and prawns in zucchini ribbons with Prosecco beurre blanc and paprika mashed potato (P1600/person).
Café 1771 is at El Pueblo Real de Manila, J. Vargas cor. ADB Avenue, Ortigas Center, Pasig City, 470-6559/631-7340 or 0917-866-0442, www.cafe1771.com.