A Well Satisfied Brunch at Cafe 1771

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At last! After almost a year of drooling on the photos I see on my sister’s laptop (she makes all the menus and posters of Chateau group of restaurants), she has decided to take me there. Of course, it was my treat. I owe her a lifetime or at least a hundred good meals from fancy restaurants in exchange for the logo and website she made for the business. It’s a great deal, if you ask me. I get to take mouth-watering photos and blog about them too! I don’t mind paying if they are exceptionally delicious.

I praise restaurants that serve me exactly what I see on the menu. Café 1771 most definitely did that!

We ordered Raclette (P350.00), melted Swiss Raclette cheese served with slices of toasted baguette, baked baby potatoes, pickled shallots and gherkin, for our appetizer.

I am a big cheese person. This is no doubt supercalifragilisticexpialidocious-ly tasty! The texture of bread and potatoes, sourness of the pickled veggies marries well with the cheese! 

Main Course…
I got their specialty, Eggs Benedict (P450.00). Smoked salmon and two poached organic eggs sitting on a whole-wheat slice of toasted bread boat with a generous amount of hollandaise sauce plus mixed greens drizzled with vinaigrette on the side.

My tastes buds had an orgasm. Oh wait, that sounds wrong and yet it’s the perfect way to describe it! The hollandaise might be too overwhelming because the bread boat almost floated! Maybe the chef was feeling extra-kind or maybe someone bumped into him while pouring it over. The salad pairs with the eggs very well. It prevents the diner from getting too tired from the richness of it.

Justine, my sister, the newly converted vegetarian, ordered the Homemade Ravioli (P480.00). Filled with button mushrooms and ricotta cheese, tossed in extra virgin olive oil and herbs.

We exchanged plates nearing the end of our meal. I tried it, and hmm… It was good but nothing too special.

For dessert… Drum roll pleeeaaasee! We couldn’t decide which one to pick. I wasn’t in the chocolate-y mood that day and neither was my sister. They all look so beautiful. Artwork on a plate! We ended up getting the… Drum roll again pleeaaase! … EVASION!
Yeah that is what it’s called, Evasion. A blend of cream cheese mousse with fresh strawberries and crispy feuillentine.
The name described itself. I felt the need of evading everything around me. I just wanted to be in that moment, placing each component in my spoon as it enters my mouth. My my, it was heavenly. The creaminess of the cheese, tartness of the strawberries and the faint bitterness of the chocolate danced around my tongue pressing against the roof of my mouth.

Shit just got deep. Lol. 

My sister's proud packaging design sitting pretty on the display counter

I cannot wait to go back and try everything else on the menu!

Perfect ambiance, fancy interior, and flawless service!

Café 1771
El Pueblo, Ortigas