Swiss food can be bought with your P11.00! Yes, exclusive dining is sometimes cheap! This happens every year at Old Swiss Inn. Make a reservation before Monday by showing your completed Gruzi card and dine like a king!
Two nights to go before this cheapest, yet exclusive bite of the year will commence- Price Rollback!
Who cares about inflation? We’re rolling back our prices to the 1940s! So, be ready on the night of August 31, 2015!
He’s not a king, not a prince, but he’s been treated like one at Old Swiss Inn. Delighted with our service, he sent us this letter commending us for a job well done.
“I have been a resident of the Somerset Olympia in Makati for a year now, and during that time, I have been treated like one of the family by the staff at the Old Swiss Inn. I have breakfast there every day of the week and not only is the food very good, but the service is the best I’ve seen anywhere in the world. I am an international traveler and appreciate a friendly face and a happy smile when I enter a business. I could list all of Miss Connie’s staff as they are all exceptional, but I have sent them individual thank you cards expressing my appreciation for their hard work.
I know they work long hours and different shifts, but they all are very pleasant any time of day or night. They all know my name and treat me like royalty. They are, as a group, kind and considerate to an American far from home and his own kitchen. They are funny, concerned, and professional in every way. I’m always impressed with how they go out of their way to make their customers comfortable.
Also, several times Ms Connie has had to facilitate short-notice lunches for my office (once she had to double the order when we walked in the door!) and always sent the best servers and made it look like we’d planned it months ahead. She, too, is a great representative of your restaurant.
I am leaving the Philippines as my work here is finished, but I will miss having someone smiling and wishing me well every morning. They are all an asset to your establishment. They and Ms Connie spoil me rotten (in a very good way). I will miss them all greatly.
Please pass on my appreciation to Ms Connie Orlina and the staff at the Old Swiss Inn in the Somerset Olympia. They have made my stay here truly enjoyable.”
Photo credits to Mr. Tom Howard
Who else here knows the origin of Old Swiss Inn’s Chocolate Fondue? Well, Chocolate Fondue is not Swiss, but American!
The Chocolate Fondue is a special recipe of a long-lost restaurant in Manhattan, New York called Chalet Suisse. It was the owner of the restaurant named Konni who wanted to create some noise around upon the launching of his restaurant’s new place at Fifth Ave in 1960s. During that time a Swiss-based chocolate company was about to launch a chocolate product called ‘Toblerone’, from that Swiss chocolate, Konni got the idea of making a sweet fondue. The fondue was made up of high-end basic materials such as heavy cream, Toblerone, and Swiss firewater-Kirsch. That was how the chocolate fondue was born.
To experience today’s local version of Chocolate Fondue, visit Old Swiss Inn restaurant! Our Chocolate Fondue has the same taste of yesterday’s.
August 1, is a Swiss National Holiday. It is the founding of the Swiss Confederation in 1291. The first of August national celebration started since 1891. It is the date that marks historic alliance concluded in 1291 by the three cantons (federal states) of Uri, Schwyz and Unterwalden. That alliance made was the pillar that built Switzerland over the next 500 years.
Old Swiss Inn
joins the celebration of this important day in the Swiss History. En schöne 1. August
Making your own marshmallows at home is a sweet way to let your kids enjoy what they love. And we are sure that they will enjoy homemade marshmallows more compared to the commercial ones which are sold in the grocery. What we have here is an easy way to make your own marshmallows. Your kids will definitely love this!
In case you already perfected your homemade mallows, you should also try our home made marshmallows too. Amp up the goodness with our Chocolate Fondue. Bring your kids and visit us at Old Swiss Inn Restaurant!
Below is the way to make your own Marshmallows:
- Vegetable oil, for brushing
- 4 envelopes unflavored gelatin (3 tablespoons plus 1 1/2 teaspoons)
- 3 cups granulated sugar
- 1 1/4 cups light corn syrup
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
- 1 1/2 cups confectioners’ sugar
- Brush a 9-by-13-inch glass baking dish with oil. Line with parchment, allowing a 2-inch overhang on the long sides. Brush parchment with oil; set aside.
- Put granulated sugar, corn syrup, salt, and 3/4 cup water into a medium saucepan. Bring to a boil over high heat, stirring to dissolve sugar. Cook, without stirring, until mixture registers 238 degrees on a candy thermometer, about 9 minutes.
- Meanwhile, put 3/4 cup cold water into the bowl of an electric mixer; sprinkle with gelatin. Let soften 5 minutes.
- Attach bowl with gelatin to mixer fitted with the whisk attachment. With mixer on low speed, beat hot syrup into gelatin mixture. Gradually raise speed to high; beat until mixture is very stiff, about 12 minutes. Beat in vanilla. Pour into prepared dish, and smooth with an offset spatula. Set aside, uncovered, until firm, about 3 hours.
- Sift 1 cup confectioners’ sugar onto a work surface. Unmold marshmallow onto confectioners’ sugar; remove parchment. Lightly brush a sharp knife with oil, then cut marshmallow into 2-inch squares. Sift remaining 1/2 cup confectioners’ sugar into a small bowl, and roll each marshmallow in the sugar to coat. Marshmallows can be stored in an airtight container up to 3 days.
Start your morning with a healthy breakfast before undertaking the day’s work. Try our breakfast buffet at Old Swiss Inn Makati from 7AM to 10:30AM and mix-in your favorite meal with any of these choices:
- Salad: P 240.00 to P 330.00
- Cheese: P 100.00 to P 150.00
- American and continental breakfast: P 185.00 to P 385.00
- Local favorites: – P 245.00 to P 300.00
- Fruits: P 150.00 to P 200.00
- Desserts: – P 60.00 to 1,750.00
- Different flavors of our Pinkie’s Farm yogurts: P 35.00 to P 360.00
Your breakfast comes with unlimited drinks of your choice, should it be coffee, juice or tea.
If you are in or near Manila area, our Old Swiss Inn Paco branch also serves ala carte breakfast favorites from 7AM- 10:30 AM.
For reservations call Makati (8188251) and Paco (5262739).
It’s one more month before our price rollback! Complete now your Gruzi card to avail the lowest prices on our dishes that were popular back then. Once completed, call the branch of your choice to reserve your table (Makati 8188251, Manila 5213002). Only those with reservations will be allowed to participate.
Price rollback happens every year at Old Swiss Inn so our loyal diners can experience just how affordable the prices were then. Imagine prices like P11.00 for a sausages, P17.00 for a corned beef, or P23.00 for a peppersteak. And this year’s price rollback night will be on August 31, 2015.
Start your day with a smile! Old Swiss Inn has many kinds of sausages guaranteed to get you smiling.
Breakfast sausage, Schublig, Hungarian, Pork, Veal Bratwurst, and Garlic Sausage are all on our menu. It’s just a matter of which one tickles your fancy.
Try any, any time of day. Our Makati branch is open 24-7.
Making your own sausage at home is not so difficult as it sounds. Here’s all you need to a successful homemade sausage recipe:
1 lb. 4 oz. salt
Black pepper, mix with salt
1-1/2 tablespoon of Cinnamon
1 tablespoon allspice
1-1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
2 tablespoons garlic salt
2-1/2 tablespoons sugar
1 gallon burgundy wine
50 lbs meat, 70% pork, 30% beef, or 100% pork if they are lean butts.
Special equipment needed:
Meat grinder with coarse and fine dies
Wooden rack to hang the sausage to dry
1.Slice your meat and fat into chunks
2.Mix all the spices
3.Add the sugar and salt and mix again
4.Freeze meat at least 30mins.
5.After your sausage mixture has chilled grind the fat and gristly meat
6.Grind the lean meat through a ½” plate
7.Bring out your sausage stuffer, which should have been refrigerated. Run warm water through your sausage casings.
8.Slip the casing unto the stuffing tube
9.Stuff the meat into the stuffer
10.After you have finished stuffing, you may create links of your own
11.Hang your sausages to the wooden rack to dry
For an authentic Swiss/European sausage experience, dine with us at Old Swiss Inn!
Who else here hates Mondays? Our Paco Branch will make your week a good one. It’s because every Monday, we discount our entire Ala Carte Menu by 20%.
Your Mondays don’t have to be so bad. Start your week with us at Old Swiss Inn Paco!