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Chives Bistro Cafe – Eat ‘n Share: Give Me Food by Chives, Give Me That Which I Desire

So, Race and I were riding home from Ozark and as we were coming out Camp 8, I saw a huge lit up sign that said “Chives Bistro” standing out in the darkness. As usual, with a number of things on my mind #overthinker, I didn’t get to enter it to the list. With a short message of his most recent discoveries, Sir Dan saved the day. (Big thanks, Sir!)

Baguio Chives Bistro Cafe - Eat 'n Share bacon and mushroom melt pizza

Bacon and mushroom melt pizza =D

… and this food quest because I got excited enough about this resto to tell you, dear reader, about it. Wee!

UPDATE 11/08/2017: Chives Bistro has moved to Veniz Hotel in Session.

The mouthwatering photos of what they have to offer on their Facebook page made it difficult for Race and me to keep away, and thus, it was settled in a snap: Early dinner at Chives!

Walking through their doors, I was pleasantly surprised at the dining area of this joint named for an herb with pink/purple flowers. How I love wide spaces and at Chives Cafe, they just went with two main colors, black and green that gave their place an air of seamlessness and class.

Baguio Chives Bistro Cafe - Eat 'n Share dining area

Dining in Chives Resto. Super green. =b

Part I: Eat

The stuffed potatoes I’ve seen from their FB page took my craving hostage but it was completely set free after seeing the food list at Chives. After an extended deliberation (it seemed like it took long because I.was.famished =b), we chose their bacon mushroom pizza, pork belly, and pesto pasta.

Even as we thought of foregoing drinks, we were informed by our attendant that these were made of real ingredients here. No artificial syrups, their beverages, specifically, purple rain seemed more refreshing. Sure enough, there were soft (like they were boiled) blueberries in the bottom of the glass (like popping boba almost). Was it my imagination or did this drink have a little fizz to it? *sip ahh

Baguio Chives Bistro Cafe - Eat 'n Share purple rain

Purple rain refreshing beverage =)

Before we get to the munchables, let me explain the title we have above.  When X+1 were discussing what could be the right headline for this particular eating place, Race went ♫ “give me food, give me chives, give me that which I desire”. ♪ ♫ (Parody-ing Metallica’s Fuel.) I did tell you that lately I’m stuck with how to label feature posts so yes, let’s go with my better half’s suggestion. #beggarscantbechoosers

Baguio Chives Bistro Cafe - Eat 'n Share menu

A pretty 13 inch pizza with evenly spread melted cheese topped with little pieces of bacon and button mushrooms here and there arrived at the table.  White sauce pizza, we thought that was but it was better than white sauce. It was cheesy bechamel-like. My brother  thought that it was the creamiest pizza he’s ever had with the slices we took home for him to taste. =)  It would’ve been perfect had the dough been toasted more so it didn’t sag but, that’s no biggie.

Baguio Chives Bistro Cafe - Eat 'n Share grilled prawn in walnut pesto

Grilled prawn in walnut pesto  #opulent

With a huge tiger prawn top and center, sprinkled with walnut bits, Chives’ pesto pasta was probably one of the most opulent I’ve come across. Good thing, we got garlic bread on the side which we used to wipe every bit of pesto when the spaghetti pasta was long gone. (“,)

Well glossed over with BBQ glaze, tasty tender, Race remarked that they did justice to the hunk of pork belly. ^^, Also notable was the roasted chunk of sweet corn, so good that we found ourselves suddenly missing the old street food sidewalk snack: Corn roasted over embers, slathered with margarine and given a few dashes of salt. *cue sentimental music “where do I begin?

Baguio Chives Bistro Cafe - Eat 'n Share stuffed potato

Stuffed potato (“,)

While everything we’ve had so far brought us to foodie heaven, it was the stuffed potato that won my heart. It came as another side to the pork dish. I knew it was the one when I saw a photo of it on the Chives Restaurant FB page. =D It was like a potato relleno where the perfectly flavored mashed potato with bacon bits was placed back in the potato skin and topped with sour cream  … or was that creme fraiche? (It wasn’t that sour.) Whatever it was, the whole enchilada –  the potato, the other stuff was Hand gesture for delicious.

Another two stuffed potatoes to go, please. *hihi

Baguio Chives Bistro Cafe - Eat 'n Share pistachio and mint cheesecake

Pistachio and mint cheesecake \m/

Another item that caught my eye from the Chives Cafe Facebook was the pistachio and mint cheesecake. At P180, it was a sizable round piece drenched in green mint flavored ganache that brought to my mind another treat from my childhood, Choco Loco Care Bear shaped chocolates. Finding the cheesecake to be frozen solid, Race started doing a little happy dance … albeit a reserved one. *tee hee The base of this dessert also won praise from my brother. More than a graham cracker crust, it was like a thin pistachio cookie. (“,)

Part II: Share

X marks Chives Bistro Cafe for good food in Baguio. Give me fuel, (more specifically) give me Chives food. They’ve got that which I desire. \m/

Food: 5 treasure chests Straight to my favorites compilation. Yeh!

Service: 5 treasure chests

Ambiance: 4 treasure chests

Price: 3 treasure chests

[UPDATE 05/08/2017: Corrected treasure chest images to reflect my real rating. (Gosh, WordPress tweaking things in the images collection made me confused.) Apologies, food questers.]

Baguio Chives Bistro Cafe - Eat 'n Share BBQ glazed grilled pork belly

BBQ glazed grilled pork belly ^^,

Chives Bistro Cafe – Eat ‘n Share

UPDATE 11/08/2017: Chives Bistro has moved to Veniz Hotel in Session.

Ground floor, Hotel Veniz

Session Road

Baguio City, Philippines

0977 426 2722

facebook.com/chivesbistrocafe/

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20 responses to “Chives Bistro Cafe – Eat ‘n Share: Give Me Food by Chives, Give Me That Which I Desire”

  1. Mario says :

    Bagong paglalafangan na naman!!! Tutulog na sana akez biglang may email message. Nalowka ako food review na. Tapos na ang drama ni Xine. At Purple rain talaga ang name nung drink dyan sa Chives Bistro. Na miss ko bigla si Prince.

    • XiNE says :

      Hello there, Mario! The Chives restaurant experience was so wonderful, it gave me the will to sit on a feature. It’s another day and I’m still thinking about the stuffed potatoes … and what to order next visit.

      (Burgundi eyes drink, I’m coming for your next!) Purple rain also made me think about Price … to the point of LSS. =b

      Let’s hope this ends my dramarama completely. Whoa, you’re sleeping late. A restful sleep to you and happy eatsploration in your waking hours. (“,)

      • Mario says :

        Ang daming labada ngayon kaya late na magbeauty rest. Nadagdag ko na tong Chives Bistro Cafe sa pag eat sploran sa weekend.

        • XiNE says :

          Hiyee, Mario! Labada, as in work you mean? =b

          Yes, please to include and check Chives Bistro as soon as you can. I’m really so excited about this restaurant, I hope you also have a great time here!

          Thank you for the support! Happy Baguio food quest! (“,)

  2. Anonymous says :

    Thanks for this review. I really missed this kind of post from you. Chives Bistro Cafe looks good. We will check them out soon because now that i know what to expect. Sorry if i sounded demanding in my other comment. Thanks again

    • XiNE says :

      Hello there! You’re welcome. No worries, your previous comment didn’t sound demanding at all. I’m just glad that this Chives feature was published just in time (when you were looking for a resto review).*hihi

      I hope you enjoy dining at Chives Cafe! A blessed Sunday! (“,)

  3. Anonymous says :

    Camp 8? REstaurants are opening here too? Thank you for your blog, otherwise we would not have known about the restaurants like Chives opening in unlikely locations. Looking forward to trying the Chives pork belly with roasted corn. Its funny cos I was also thinking about the corn streetfood.

    • XiNE says :

      Hi there! *hihi yes, Chives Bistro Cafe is in Camp 8. It’s just a few steps away from the Babachon Lechon store.

      I hope you enjoy the pork belly as much as Race (and I) did! Super memory lane with the corn. =b Happy Chives dining! (“,)

  4. Tess says :

    Youre back with a new feature post. and its another great resto find. Five treasure chests for food from Chives Bistro. Sounds very promising. Thank you, Xine

    • XiNE says :

      Hello, Tess! Chives resto sure is a fantastic find. I’m glad we saw it before and I’m glad I was reminded of its existence *heehaha

      Everything we had was really wow. I can’t wait to come back to Chives to try their other offerings.

      Here’s to you having a memorable time at this new Baguio restaurant too! (“,)

  5. Anonymous says :

    We visited Chives Cafe and they served us great food. The ambiance is really nice. Favorite shade of green 😉 The staffs are also very nice

    • XiNE says :

      Hello! Thank you for the feedback on your experience at Chives Cafe. Oh, my sister’s favorite color is green too … I think she’ll love the shade on the walls of Chives. =b To more wonderful eatscapades! (“,)

  6. Sally says :

    Chives new restaurant in Baguio City has a good food selection. Thank you for posting their menu here Find Good Baguio Foods. Their other main courses are a bit pricey though.But I will try to save for the one I want

    • XiNE says :

      Hi, Sally! I agree, Chives Restaurant has so many things on their menu that I’m dying to try out … their drinks too.

      My heart did stop when I saw how much the main main courses were. Fingers crossed, the serving is huge. =b

      Saving for the dish you want to try; that’s the spirit! \m/ No worries, if you haven’t saved up till your Chives visit, you can always go for their more doable selections.

      BBQ glazed pork belly? How about a platter that has a main course, rice, veggies, potato salad and drinks? *hihi No matter what you order when you’re finally at Chives, I wish you a fab dining experience there! Thank you for visiting the blog. (“,)

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