Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Savoy Bistro

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Ryan celebrated his graduation at Savoy Bistro located at Kalayaan Ave., Makati City. The place is filled with various furnitures and paintings that are for sale. It can only accommodate several people so the ambience is kind of intimate. Everything was just so beautiful and I admit that it made me pretty excited.

Appetizers and the pasta were served first. And I must say, I was impressed. But my satisfaction ended there. We were almost full just by eating the appetizers because the soup and the salad took too long to be served. And worse, we waited for almost an hour before the main course came. It was getting late, all of us weren't in the mood to eat anymore and we were actually deciding among ourselves whether to cancel all our unserved orders or not. Since we wouldn't want to waste this opportunity to try out their main course, we decided to push through with our orders. The main course dishes were good but we would have appreciated them more if they were served on time.

We ordered a few desserts for us to share. We had two orders of their Mango Jubilee and one was given within a few minutes. We waited some more for the second one but it was taking too long. We asked one of the staff to check out the dish and it was discovered that the one who took our orders forgot to forward it to the kitchen. Considering that we were the only group left in the restaurant, their service was pretty bad.

In general the food was good, so is the place. But the whole dining experience would have been so much better if they improved their customer service.

Despite all these, everyone had a great time. We were able to do a lot of catching up. The feeling to be able to talk about anything and everything was just so wonderful. :)

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While waiting for the others to arrive, complimentary appetizers were served. Below is a photo of the canap├ęs with tomatoes and salmon (I think). This dish was amazing! After a few bites, it quickly became one of my favorite dishes! IMG_0743

If I'm not mistaken, the dish below is Aglio Olio. It's nothing special.
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Grape shake. It's yummy but it's just what you would expect.
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According to one of the waitresses, you can choose to occupy this private room for a minimum bill of P10,000. I'm not so sure though as I've never heard nor read about this before.
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Too bad I wasn't able to take pictures of the other dishes that we ordered. We had Mussels and Co in White Wine and Cream Broth (served with sour dough multigrain bread, definitely a must try!), Pomodoro, Shrimp and Cognac in Cream and White Wine, French Onion Soup and Tournedos Rossini. For dessert, we had Mango Jubilee and something like chocolate flavored Cheesecake.
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