Dining Out

Birthday dinner at Vieux Chalet

When a restaurant is good, customers return. When a restaurant is great, customers return again and again. I can’t remember anymore how many times I’ve been to Vieux Chalet having been a regular since I was a law student. My kids are now 15 and 14, so, go figure. June 17 was my husband’s birthday and dinner was at Vieux Chalet. What an excuse not to observe my diet. :) Finally got the chance too to take photos of the house specialty, Tony’s chicken — marinated, stuffed with fresh herbs and baked to perfection.


Named after Tony Hassig, Swiss expat and late founder of Vieux Chalet, it was our second time to enjoy this dish. The first time, I don’t think I brought a camera. Otherwise, I would have shared with Home Cooking Rocks! readers photos of this gorgeous chicken dish much, much earlier.


Tony’s chicken was the main dish, of course. The meal actually started with a soup.


Per consultation with the girls, we ordered cream of broccoli soup served with toasted slices of five-grain bread and butter.


We never go to Vieux Chalet without ordering pasta. My husband’s choice — fettucine Alfredo. Superb, as always, with the restaurant’s own smoked ham.

What I wasn’t able to take photos of was the Swiss rosti which came and went so fast.

I’m already looking forward to the next excuse occasion to celebrate at Vieux Chalet. It’s always a treat to linger over a delightful meal on a veranda overlooking a panoramic view of the lights of Metro Manila.

Vieux Chalet Swiss Inn is located at Taktak Road, Antipolo City.

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