Monday, March 26, 2012

Lunch at Bizu Patisserie & Bistro

I've been dying to try out Bizu Patisserie & Bistro for quite some time.  There's just something about this place that truly fascinates me.  So while looking for an acceptable venue to hold the Little One's baptism lunch reception in Makati, the Hubby and I decided that lunching here would be just as good a time as any.

Bizu Patisserie & Bistro

From it's stylish facade to it's tasteful decor, this eatery simply screams Parisian chic and sophistication.  A sprinkling of the modern placed alongisde wooden puppets and carousels all make for one pleasing, decorative eye candy.  Admittedly, I am not a huge fan of the color purple, but Bizu simply has me singing a different tune.

Wow!

And seeing as I am such an old soul (in my heart, I still hold on to the belief that I had a number of past lives, all centering on eras and time periods I find most fascinating), I simply adore their drawings of 1920s flapper girls and chaps in tail coats, which oddly reminds me a little of the styles of legendary cartoonists and illustrators, John Held Jr. and Russell Patterson

These wonderful illustrations that litter the walls of their 2nd floor area are simply a sight to behold.  I actually had a hard time pulling myself away.

Illustrations

 Meals usually start off with a basket of crusty bread (ciabatta or sour dough bread, me thinks)...

Bread

...and some herbed butter. 

Herbed butter

And since I was really famished, their chicken and pesto baked rice (Php345) was but only the most logical choice, for me anyway, since (1) I am a lover of anything fowl, and (2) I'm also a voracious dairy eater.  Put both of them together and it's sheer heaven.

Chicken and pesto baked rice

Their beef stew baked rice (Php395) is just as delicious except it's more uhmm... beefy.  Tender beef pieces mixed in with puffy rice, spices, bechamel sauce, and a healthy dose of mozerella cheese.  Yummy!

Beef stew baked rice

Bizu's baked rice dishes each are good enough for 2 to 3 people to share, a lesson Hubby and I learned the hard way.  A tough one, but delicious nevertheless.  But between you and me, I'd probably eat one order all on my own again without a second thought.  J

Their lemon iced tea carafe (php95) is simply the perfect drink to wash it all down.  They already had me at "houseblend tea."

Lemon iced tea carafe

One more dish I highly recommend is Bizu's 10 hour roast beef (Php595) which we had the utmost pleasure of having during an earlier visit (apologies for not having a photo of this, but you can view it at their website here.)

Imagine it.  Slow cooked beef served with potato gratin and an assortment of veggies.  It's so tender that the meat falls right off the bone.  No need for a knife here, folks.  It's that delicate and amazingly delicious.

Bizu Patisserie & Bistro might be more famously known for their sweets, but in my book, their savoury offerings just as well deserve such similar honor and recognition.  J

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Bizu Patisserie & Bistro
E          bizumarketing@gmail.com
W        www.bizupatisserie.com

Branches:
Greenbelt 2,
Makati City, Philippines

The Promenade, Greenhills Shopping Center,
San Juan, Philippines

8 comments:

  1. I totally agree with the 10 hour roast beef! Its so tender and succulent. =)

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  2. Looks delicious! Parang dami ng cheese!!!!!! ;)

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  3. Nakakagutom naman itong post mo. Buti at tanghalian na. :-)

    Greenbelt lang ba ang restaurant na ito? Medyo malayo ito sa workplace ko. Chamba na lang kung makakain ako dito.

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  4. I wanna try the beef stew. Looks so yummy. =)

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  5. haven't tried the meals at Bizu but I love their cakes and pastries!! :) their baked rice looks really delicious! i should try that next time :)

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  6. I've only eaten a pasta dish and a dessert in Bizu so I'll definitely visit this bistro soon.. :) the Chicken and Pesto Baked Rice looks and sounds yummy!

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  7. @stacy: Yup. It's really good. =)

    @i♥pinkc00kies: Try it even once lang. They really live up to their name. =)

    @michymichymoo: That's one of the reasons why I ordered that dish. It's so cheesy! =)

    @Ishmael Fischer Ahab: Kain ka sa Bizu? Hehehe! I know they have a branch out in The Fort Boni area na rin. Not sure for the rest. =)

    @I.wright: It is. Naubos ni hubby yun din. =)

    @Berylle Kaye Hong: Baliktad tayo. I haven't tried their pastries yet. Hehehe! =)

    @Sumi Go: It's the best! Kakagutom nga e. =)

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