Sunday, April 28, 2013

Wine Buffet at Tito Chef

The last time we ate at Tito Chef in BF Paranaque, we noticed that they had a sign for a Wine Buffet. Fast forward a couple of weeks later, hubby and I decided to give it a try. We called ahead to make sure it was still ongoing and to make a reservation. We got there at around 4:30pm (para sulit hehe ;p) and we were led to the lounge/gallery area where the buffet was set up.

We were the only ones having the wine buffet that afternoon so we felt so special as if the whole thing was set up just for us. It was like we were at a private wine tasting event. ;p

When I asked one of the staff until when they were having the wine buffet, he said that there was no definite time period yet since they're still testing it out among the customers. They're also the first to offer this kind of promotion so if it does click, they can definitely make it a regular thing.

We were actually seated at the exact same table we were the last time. Yihee! ;p

They had a selection of 4 red wines (the ones on top) and 2 white wines. Wines from L-R:

White wine (Santa Carolina, Chile) 2011
Refreshingly sweet, similar to a young Rieslig

Cabarnet Sauvignon (Mendoza, Argentina)
Ripe black currant fruit with soft tannins

Italia, Dry Red Wine
Intense red color, ethereal bouquet, solid, velvety and harmonic taste

Red Wine (Product of Spain)
Aroma of blackberries and cherries with hint of vanilla

Cabernet Shiraz (San Juan, Argentina) 2011
Fruity and Rich taste

Chardonnay (San Juan, Argentina) 2012
Fresh and Fruity

They also served pica pica (on the top shelf), which was a small selection of bread, cheese, chorizo and garbanzo beans.

salmon tartare, cheese with pesto and olives
chorizo and garbanzo beans

Their service was superb and wait staff were very accommodating. I'm not sure if it was because it was just the 2 of us having the buffet so they were so attentive, refilling and changing our glasses and plates almost instantly (and taking great pics - the waiter even closed the window shades since we were against the light for a better photo. I love things like that! ;p). Maybe if more people were around, they would be more busy so you'd have to be the one to get your own wine and food from the display? But still, I have always been very impressed with their service every time I've eaten here.

I love how good they plate the food every time
the chorizo and garbanzo beans were sooo good! we even had to ask for a refill since we finished everything so fast ;p

I'm no wine expert so I honestly can't describe how the each of the wines tasted or are different from one another. But ever since before, I've been partial to white wine so I ended up just tasting the reds, then having white wine all throughout after. Hubby was the opposite, he loves red wine and ended up finishing the Santa Julia (Cabarnet Sauvignon) bottle! After 2 glasses, I was a little bit tipsy already and halfway through, hubby and I were super steady (which means trying not to be so noisy since we were in a nice and classy place). You can guess that by the end of the night, we were flat out drunk haha! ;p

Whether you're a wine enthusiast or would just like to have a steady afternoon with overflowing wine and good food, I highly recommend trying this out. Hubby and I had a wonderful experience and we're already planning when we're coming back with family and friends.

The Wine Buffet costs P600 per person and runs from Wednesday to Friday, 4:00 - 7:00 pm. Best to call in advance to make a reservation. Cheers!

Tito Chef Restaurant and All Things Culinary
#2 Presidents Avenue, Sucat, ParaƱaque

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