Swiss Deli and Bistro
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Jayvee‘s invitation last April 20 was a dinner meeting with Amor Maclang at Swiss Deli and Bistro along Pioneer and Sheridan Sts, Mandaluyong City. I imagined the place resembling those chic coffee shops that sold delicatessen. Fancy yet quaint. It wasn’t difficult to spot [tag]Swiss Deli[/tag] and [tag]Bistro[/tag] as it is easily accessible from EDSA or the Sheridan Street from Ortigas Center. The door design immediately gave a hint that behind it lay a treasure full of food delights. As my daughter Lauren and I entered the door, our first reaction was “how nice!”. It felt so homey even as I passed by the array of goodies at the Deli. The Deli offers a wide range of products mostly produced in their very own [tag]Swiss Deli Food[/tag] Hams, [tag]Sausages[/tag] and tender aged beef as well as seafood and vegetables.
Along with Lori , Anton , Felix Guggenheim, the general manager of Swiss Deli and Bistro treated us to wide range of their menu offerings. I like the idea that ” The Bistro intends to showcase these items and features simply prepared food all based on our range of products. The result is sumptuous home-cooking with a distinct European flair. ”
Sometimes, busy moms like me need to whip up a fancy dish on special occasions. The best thing about this place is that most of the ingredients of their dishes can be bought at their deli shop. It just proves that an excellent meal is possible in minutes without spending hours in food preparation and hard labor.
Felix offered us melt-in-your-mouth Belgian chocolates before we ate our appetizers.
Belgian Chocolates by Benoit Nicolay, Chocolatier.
each chocolate piece is 30 pesos.
Italian Antipasti (260 pesos)- thinly sliced Coppa, Air dried beef and other air dried specialties.
Their menu showcases versatility of their products . For instance, sausages can be cooked in 6 ways.
Smoked Fish Platter (310 pesos) Salmon and Blue Marlin
cheese Plate- assorted cheeses from around the world- (330 pesos)
I decided that a light meal consisting of cesar’s salad should be my main course.
cesar’s salad (150.00)
Alas, Felix prodded me to order something more. So pork spareribs it was.
Pork Spareribs with mashed potatoes- (245 pesos)
Lauren chose the Meat loaf.
Winzer Rosti- Rosti (swiss hash browns) with Meat Loaf and Cheese (220.00)
But then Felix decided we should order their Pork Knuckle, fried to perfection that very little oil is absorbed. He was right. Though it is similar to Crispy Pata, the frying of their Pork Knuckle is so even that the crispiness is uniform throughout.
Pork Knuckle “Haxe” with carrots and Boiled Potatoes (290 pesos)
The array of desserts arrived.
Sweet Ricotta , Swiss Deli Cheesecake baked low fat Swiss Quark with Grenadine Sirup and and Hot raspberries (on vanilla Ic Cream)
My favorite was the Swiss Deli Cheesecake for the simple reason that it isn’t sweet like most cheesecakes sold in the bakeshops.
Not only is Swiss Deli and Bistro the eating place to be, it’s a haven for business persons who need a meeting place for their clients or bloggers like us who just want a change of scenery. The free wifi is a plus factor indeed.
In fact, I am here right now , my second visit, and using their free wi-fi sipping brewed coffee and munching on Nicoise, (tuna, vegetables in olive oil and greens). Swiss Deli and Bistro is definitely a must-stop if you’re coming from Makati to the north especially during the height of traffic along EDSA.
My verdict: Highly recommended !
Phone: +63 2 635 2350
Fax: +63 2 634 8979
*prices as of May 7, 2007
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