An Intimate and Relaxing Dinner at Café 1771For my birthday a few months ago, I chose to celebrate it with a special dinner at a nice and charming restaurant at El Pueblo in Ortigas. The place is called Café 1771. I believe that it is one of El Pueblo’s most treasured haven for foodies.
Entering Café 1771 alone is such a delight to the eyes. The interiors are visually appealing, blending elements of modern country chic with neo-Victorian styled furniture pieces. Part of the charm of the interior are the informal chairs that were upholstered in fabrics bearing the color accents of turquoise, fuschia and sea green. The effect isn’t cluttered, instead each seating stands on its own. Each providing its own cozy cove in the already relaxing space.
Raclette Php 330
I actually loved this appetizer. Be careful of the hot plate. The best way to enjoy this is to eat the melted Raclette cheese with crunchy bread.
Organic Chicken with Potato Crust
Left with only just the most tender and succulent parts of the chicken, this dish tasted very good. It’s much too big to be shared by two people though. The meat was surprisingly very soft and the crisp from the potato chips very much complimented it.
Lacquered Salmon Php 680
I’m a huge fan of salmon and this is seriously one of the best dishes that I’ve tasted. The serving again is more than just for one person. The salmon was evenly seasoned and was still very much moist.
Rose Noire Php 250
The most enjoyable part of the meal was getting to eat the dessert. As soon as I put a spoonful in my mouth, I made a very audible “mmmm” sound. This slice of cake was just like heaven. Think Ferrero Rocher Chocolate but in cake form. It’s THAT good!
My tummy was officially happy when we left the restaurant. Cafe 1771 capped off my birthday in a great way. The food, the interiors and the entire dining experience was something worth definitely coming back to.
El Pueblo Real de Manila, Dona Julia Vargas Ave.