Bizu

We ate at Bizu’s Greenbelt branch again after a long while, before heading over to a relative’s house for some family time. Bizu is a French-style café that specializes in serving delicious, authentic French pastries. The last time I went to Bizu, I ordered their croque madame, which was heavenly – Let’s see if they can wow me a second time.

I love its whimsical and somewhat girly interior.

Menu: Breakfast sets, French omelette sets, Pancakes and French toast, Starters, Soups, Baked rice meals, Salads, Pastas, Sandwiches, Mains, and Dessert.

Unfortunately, a lot of the items in their menu (mostly the seafood-based ones) weren’t available during that time, since we ate here on Black Saturday. Which means that the whole establishment was closed during Thursday and Friday – Hence no delivery of fresh seafood, or even the fruits/veggies.

Freshly-baked bread for our appetizer.

This has got to be the gooiest French Onion Soup that I had so far. Bizu’s version features some slow-cooked onions with beef stock, topped with some mozzarella cheese (no wonder!) and crostini.

Prosciutto Aglio Olio – Slices of (very) salty prosciutto ham, garlic, butter, parmesan cheese, and tagliolini, aka angel hair egg noodles. Yes, egg noodles, not pasta. Honestly, the dish wasn’t really filling, since the serving was small and the noodles were as thin as needles (even thinner than the typical angel hair pasta).

Grand Filipino Breakfast, which consisted of garlic rice, tomato with white cheese and pesto, beef tapa, pork tocino, pork longganisa, and fried bangus.

Kouign Amann for dessert – Four pieces of small baked caramel pastries with a large scoop of salted caramel ice cream on top, and vanilla sauce.

Of course no trip to Bizu is complete without trying out their famous macarons. Pictured here are the pistachio (in bright green), earl gray (in mint green), and espresso (brown) flavors.

Frankly speaking, our meal was just so-so. Maybe we just ordered the wrong dish (should’ve ordered their croque madame again). If I were to go back to Bizu, it would be for the dessert/pastries/macarons.

Ambiance/Interior: 5/5
Staff/Service: 4/5
Food: 4/5 (taste), 5/5 (presentation)

Bizu Patisserie & Bisto is located at G/F Greenbelt 2, Esperanza St. Ayala Center, Makati. Tel no: (02) 757-2498. Links: Official Website || Facebook || Twitter

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