Been here a few times before and each time, enjoyed the experience. Yes, the experience. It wasn't just the food. The entire meal is an experience.
From SLEX off the Sta. Rosa Exit driving towards Tagaytay, take the Lagundi shortcut and follow the signs. Chateau Hestia and another Tagaytay food discovery (Bawai) are nearly next to each other, except that the former boasts of a lovely, sprawling garden.
A charming lounge greets the guests passing through the entrance door. The vibe is clearly Bavarian, or Austrian-German, complete with a Deli offerring sausages, cheese, pretzels, ham, etc. If you're just dropping by to buy deli to takeout, good luck!
It would be an ordeal to leave without trying the chateau's pizza. You can try or combine 2 orders in 1 pizza but I tell you, you can't go wrong with any. The wait staff will tell you which are the bestsellers, but be adventurous!
The seafood pasta should go well with any pizza. French-y portions compel you to order more so do try the crusted salmon or the oven-baked pork belly 😢
Too much? Well, be sure you bring your friends with you when you drop by. As for desserts, I'm sure there are plenty of choices but we hardly left room for sweets so we simply shared.
The staff would be more than happy to show you their 2nd floor dining place. Good for parties. And there are now cottages with 7 rooms available for a single or few nights.
Chateau Hestia is open as early as 7am. So would it be breakfast, brunch, lunch, dinner or just some deli stuff to takeout? A wide range of choices awaits you. What's even more charming is you can linger over your coffee & dessert or wine or homemade limoncello while your kids enjoy the garden.