Holiday goers in search for a vacation escapade and respite could find their “escape” in this town’s quiet Bukal village garden restaurant with its relaxing ambience and unique dining experience.

Restaurant owner Johannes Zehethofer of Vienna, Austria disclosed this new-found niche that caters to in-house dining and social banquets offering European dining experience.

Named after the Greek goddess Hestia, Chateau Hestia Garden Restaurant & Deli Shop, which exudes with rustic ambience, is host to numerous guests and occasions since it opened its gates way back in 2007.

Zehethofer takes pride in serving his very own home recipes using the traditional slow-cooking process.

He has sustained the unique gastronomic delights using only quality ingredients such as meats from grass-fed cows and locally grown herbs and vegetables.

Also, the resto features fine-quality ingredients from all over Europe for the home-made styled bread and the complements of dips and salad dressings without extenders and emulsifiers.

In a trek to this garden restaurant, one will find a main dining hall, a bigger second floor venue, a garden gazebo and the main garden that can accommodate from 40-120 banquet guests.

And like a true goddess of heart for whom the Chateau Hestia was named, the dining experience concerns clients and patrons to be “well-fed” and “feel at home”, adhering to the place’s food philosophy, “that we only serve what we serve our own families and nothing less.”

The half-hectare property is surrounded by a wonderful garden, rooms, and casitas where one can commune with nature, away from the hustle and bustle of the metropolis’ life.

Nestled in this upland town nearer to Manila than the highland and busy Tagaytay City, the Chateau Hestia offers only personalized service.

Interested guests are advised to make early reservations to ensure they are well attended to and cared for.

The prospective customers may also visit Café Hestia through their website at for more information about the place. (PNA)