It's the end of the week and 19 of us from this office had our first Christmas dinner with our new ops manager.
i've never been to the Château 1771 so i took the opportunity to review and blog about it and brought along my cam. and isn't the classic case, i was out of battery as dinner time arrived. Pictures are courtesy of Thor Palilleo and my office mate RiaB.
Château 1771 is that cozy posh lookin' place on el pueblo.
and posh it is.
the facade of the place isn't so bad either to take a picture like this:
the set up:
And we start with soup:
some of us found the soup sour, i was one of the few didn't and at first glance i thought it was a blushing pumpkin soup. it was creamy and not too watery and like i mentioned i didn't find it too sour so for me it was pleasant.
ah the rice. sorry i didn't touch this. when i saw it was sticky, i said forget it. unless it's japanese or korean rice, i prefer my rice long grained and fluffy.
the salad...a lot of us liked this salad and there was a little debate if the dressing was thousand island or Caesar's. it was Caesar's. LOL. there was a bowlful of croutons to the side of the lettuce bowl so one of us dug into that.
the chicken. well you know it's chicken. the reason why even eguana is said to taste 'just like chicken' is because chicken is chicken is chicken. it was oily and ordinary. oh by the way i think it was baked in butter.
the pasta. ey actually liked this. i even had some take out of this. it's a simple anchovy with olive oil pasta. a simple pleasure with a not so simple tag price
OMG the fish! this was love. it's buttered steamed fish but fried on one side first. so you get that crunchy skin but soft and creamy not too chewy white fish meat. this was yum.
the korean beef (stew?). blahh this was way too sweet. but hey it was way tender, too. i'd skip this if you're not into sweet viands.
on the one side a lovely fluffy but filling lemon squares on the other the famous Chateau 1771 coffee pie. now that pie was something not even our very picky office mate could deny. the pie was very good on every layer. it had a creamy seemingly whipped icing top, a fluffy moussey middle layer and a chunky chocolaty-nutty crust. at least now i know why it's so famous on the web.
it was about a thousand per head at this shindig and as you can see with the ambiance that you get a cozy yet posh environment right in the middle of a busy ortigas business center. and oh did i mention that the coffee pie at this place is to die for? LOL
if you have the cash and wanna impress your girl or client? try out this place, your credit card will love you for it. bwahahaa