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Tales of a Hungry Maxie: Vieux Chalet

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Like I said, Josh had to postpone his anniversary dinner surprise to the day after our anniversary because I had to man my panini stall at Mercato Central. We opted for a fun and simple lunch at The Girl + Bull  on the day of our actual anniversary. For Josh’s anniversary dinner surprise, he brought me to Vieux Chalet which is dubbed as one of Antipolo’s best kept secrets. Josh and I tend to lean toward restaurant choices that require long drives because it allows us to bond over the road vs fine dining restaurant in the city.

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Vieux Chalet is a Swiss restaurant located in Antipolo. It is  a house converted into a restaurant and it also operates as a bed and breakfast. The restaurant itself has big windows to showcase the magical view of the Manila Skyline and is adorned with charming pieces of furniture. The place was very homey which went perfectly with the weather and the the view to create a blissful vibe for its guests.

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Josh purposely picked me up early because he wanted to catch the sunset at Vieux Chalet. We arrived around 5:30 and the head waiter warmly welcomed us. While waiting for the sunset, we took the liberty to explore the place and take photos! :)

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 We ordered a salad and two orders of their home made iced tea as we watched the sunset. We had a cozy spot by the window and everything was perfect.

Mango Shrimp Cocktail – 285

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This salad is good for two persons. It has a light mango vinaigrette, fresh mango cubes, olives, regular tomato slices, cherry tomatoes, and a few pieces of fresh shrimp. Josh and I loved the salad.

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<3

Homemade Iced Tea

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There were three kinfs of iced tea to choose from but the ther two were out of stock so we had to settle for the original iced tea. I’m so glad we did because OH MY GOSH this has got to be the best iced tea I’ve ever had. It doesn’t taste like a generic powdered iced tea at all and it was so so so refreshing. <3

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josh and I making goofy faces with our iced tea because it was SO good talaga.

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j’adore <3

After watching the sunrise, we finally ordered for our dinner. We had soup, a pasta dish for me, and osso buco for J.

Italian Farmer’s Soup

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This has got to be the first time I’ve had a potato + pumpkin soup. It was sumptuous and perfect for the breezy antipolo weather. The chips and bacon complimented the soup well. I especially loved the texture of the potato chips soaked in thick and cream soup. It was fabulous.

Pasta Padilla – 275

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I’m such a pasta lover and I just HAD to order pasta. This originally comes in white sauce but I asked them to add some tomato sauce because I was scared that the white sauce might be too heavy for me. The dish is made with homemade fettuccine, homemade smoked ham, homemade ricotta cheese, and mushrooms. This was probably the dish that did not impress me the most. I can’t pin point what I did not like about it but the effort to have all the ingredients freshly made was nice.

Osso Buco – 955

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THE STAR OF THE NIGHT. This was Josh’s order and I swear this dish was glorious. The osso buco was cooked PERFECTLY. The fresh tomato sauce was also delicious. I loved the pairing of the lamb and the rosti. I would have ordered another piece of the rosti but I was already so full with everything that we ordered. This is a MUST-TRY! 

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beautiful set-up :)

Swiss Chocolate Ala Mode – 245 (compliments of the restaurant <3)
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The head waiter was so sweet to give us this complimentary cake because he knew that it was our anniversary! The cake can be more moist but I loved the butternut ice cream on top of the cake. It was an interesting flavor because I haven’t tried anything like it! I also heard that their ice cream is homemade.

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I seriously think Vieux Chalet offers one of the best views of the Manila Skyline. It’s one of the things that I think make the restaurant so unique.

Overall Thoughts

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I really enjoyed my dinner at Vieux Chalet. They offer amazing food, have excellent service, and offer one of the most unique dining experiences in Manila. Everything that we ordered was a hit except for the pasta (Josh like it though… I’m very critical about pasta dishes hehe). I’m so glad that we spent our first anniversary in Vieux Chalet.

Don’t forget to make a reservation; they had to turn a group down because they were fully booked.

xoxo,

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