Saturday, March 19, 2011

Swiss Dinner @ Appenzeller Bar & Restaurant, Alabang.

After usual Saturday golf, I felt the need of a hearty dinner and didn't feel like going all the way to Makati. Thus, Catha and I took the boys to old, reliable, nearby Appenzeller Bar & Restaurant (Estrellita Bldg II, Alabang-Zapote Road, Alabang) for some Swiss fare. The food is good, consistent, served in large portions and the prices are very reasonable.

We got there early, around 6:45pm. The kids usually play billards while we wait for our food to arrive, but there were already other players using the table when we got there, so we just ordered and waited. We didn't have to wait long (we never do, actually).

Throughout the meal, we had some Oettinger Hefeweißbier Naturtrub Beers - Relatively light, easy-going, gulpable, with very approachable flavors of wheat, malt and slight fruitiness (banana). Nothing intense or serious, but very drinkable and I like it with our regular dishes here.

Appetizers of Chorizo (curiously served with bread and mustard on the side); and,...

...Fried Camembert.

The kids polished off the appetizers very quickly. Catha and I didn't even get any of the cheese. I thought of ordering another one since the kids were bickering about who got more than his fair share, but I decided against it since the portions here are so large (probably catering to the expat crowd that frequents this place).

Case in point: above is the eldest's order of Weinerschnitzel with which he chose a side of fries. He can finish this by himself, but, tonight, he opted to share it and an order of Rösti (background) with Catha. I can't remember the dish's complete name, but it has bacon inside and topped with a fried egg. The second got a platter of Roast Beef & Gravy, with which he had some Potato Salad. The youngest got a platter of Spaghetti Carbonara - which the kids said was pretty decent, but that the one in Caffé Caruso is much better. We also had an extra order of fries for the middle.

Me, I had my usual order of Veal Bratwurst (Boiled), Potato Salad & Sauerkraut. Sounds and looks heavy, but it somehow is not on the belly. I always wind up asking for an extra serving of mustard to go with this. Very nice with the beer.

Everyone got so full, nobody ordered dessert except the second - he got the Apple Strudel, which we recalled was pretty good last time we had it. Unfortunately, he attacked it while I was at the bar having a smoke so I wasn't able to take a photo of it. Nice, casual dinner. I'm glad we have a place like this nearby. The price? Exactly P4007 for everything - coming out to approximately only P800/person and we were all stuffed. Not bad at all!


Miguel said...

Weird chorizo and mustard.

They have pretty decent Tartare also served with bread.

Chinkee said...

Planning on going to Appenzeller today and your post came up while looking for the menu on-line. Actually didn't find their menu, but my mind is set on that Berner Roesti you posted on fb:-).

Re: chorizo with mustard and bread- that is so Swiss/German! For them, any sausage plus mustard and good bread is a winner:-)

oakleyses said...

nike outlet, coach outlet store online, longchamp handbags, michael kors outlet online, burberry outlet online, louis vuitton outlet online, chanel handbags, michael kors outlet online, tiffany and co jewelry, michael kors handbags, prada outlet, oakley sunglasses, louis vuitton handbags, kate spade outlet, louis vuitton, ray ban outlet, coach outlet, oakley vault, longchamp outlet online, christian louboutin, true religion, louis vuitton outlet, jordan shoes, coach purses, coach outlet, nike air max, nike free, kate spade outlet online, michael kors outlet store, louis vuitton outlet, tiffany jewelry, red bottom shoes, tory burch outlet online, gucci handbags, polo ralph lauren, longchamp outlet, burberry outlet online, michael kors outlet, polo ralph lauren outlet, christian louboutin outlet, true religion outlet, christian louboutin shoes, michael kors outlet online, ray ban sunglasses, cheap oakley sunglasses, prada handbags, nike air max

oakleyses said...

vans pas cher, abercrombie and fitch, nike air max, air max pas cher, longchamp, louis vuitton pas cher, converse pas cher, hollister, nike free pas cher, nike roshe, nike air max, mulberry, louis vuitton uk, ralph lauren, michael kors canada, air jordan, air max, chaussure louboutin, tn pas cher, lacoste pas cher, true religion jeans, true religion outlet, barbour, sac louis vuitton, ralph lauren pas cher, oakley pas cher, new balance pas cher, nike blazer pas cher, burberry pas cher, michael kors uk, ray ban uk, hermes pas cher, north face pas cher, longchamp pas cher, hollister, nike roshe run, north face, louis vuitton, timberland, nike air force, lululemon, sac vanessa bruno, nike free, guess pas cher, ray ban pas cher, scarpe hogan, sac michael kors

oakleyses said...

wedding dresses, mac cosmetics, soccer shoes, soccer jerseys, canada goose outlet, insanity workout, canada goose, p90x workout, abercrombie and fitch, longchamp, nfl jerseys, ugg soldes, instyler ionic styler, giuseppe zanotti, canada goose outlet, reebok shoes, ghd, herve leger, nike huarache, ugg outlet, bottega veneta, jimmy choo shoes, celine handbags, ferragamo shoes, ugg, canada goose outlet, babyliss, mcm handbags, uggs outlet, asics shoes, north face jackets, lululemon outlet, north face jackets, hollister, marc jacobs outlet, replica watches, valentino shoes, uggs on sale, birkin bag, uggs outlet, nike roshe, vans outlet, chi flat iron, new balance outlet, nike trainers, beats headphones, ugg boots, mont blanc pens, ugg boots

oakleyses said...

moncler outlet, wedding dress, supra shoes, uggs canada, louboutin, coach outlet, canada goose, air max, ugg, lancel, moncler, converse, moncler outlet, louis vuitton canada, thomas sabo uk, moncler, pandora charms, canada goose, juicy couture outlet, links of london uk, swarovski uk, replica watches, juicy couture outlet, moncler, nike air max, swarovski jewelry, timberland shoes, montre femme, hollister, oakley, moncler, hollister clothing, ray ban, hollister canada, pandora uk, vans, pandora jewelry, baseball bats, ralph lauren, gucci, parajumpers outlet, converse shoes, moncler, canada goose pas cher, iphone 6 case, karen millen, canada goose, toms outlet

raybanoutlet001 said...

kobe shoes
links of london
michael kors handbags
kobe sneakers
air jordan shoes
michael kors uk
tiffany and co jewelry
christian louboutin outlet
yeezy boost
discount sunglasses
adidas yeezy boost
cheap tiffanys
michael kors outlet online
ray ban sunglasses outlet
nike air zoom structure 19
cheap air jordan
adidas stan smith
nfl jerseys from china