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!)
… 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.
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
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
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.
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?
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 .
Another two stuffed potatoes to go, please. *hihi
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: Straight to my favorites compilation. Yeh!
[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.]
Chives Bistro Cafe – Eat ‘n Share
UPDATE 11/08/2017: Chives Bistro has moved to Veniz Hotel in Session.
Ground floor, Hotel Veniz
Baguio City, Philippines
0977 426 2722
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