Finally, Chef Chris' original Panizza has arrived along the Jupiter Foodie St. in Makati!
RECESS is inspired by its co-owner Scott Tan's favorite time in school, and is highlighted by the school-themed interior design of the resto. The Contemporary Asian-Fresh Market cuisine is created by Chef Chris Locher, one of our favorite Italian chefs in Manila. :)
Check out our first look of RECESS by Chef Chris:
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The menu is still limited to Panizzas, pastas, and a few entrees. This is only 30% of what they plan to offer in the restaurant, according to the servers.
Chef Chris offered new flavors created for RECESS, like this Platinum Pt. 78 with Angus Beef pieces.
I must admit, you can hardly taste the toppings because they only come in bits & pieces.
✮ RECESS 50:50 (P480 +10% service charge). 50% angus beef, 50% maple bacon, 100% amazing, grilled to perfection and served on special dough bun with aged cheddar cheese, sliced mushrooms, grilled tomato, crisp romaine, and golden onion rings, accompanied by home cut fries and sour cream ranch dressing.
We ordered the special burger with 50% angus beef and 50% maple bacon with generous servings of cheese, greens, tomato, and mushrooms. It was a bit hard to eat.
This pasta was also good, with rich mozzarella-parmesan cheese sauce and big enough to share for 2-3 people. It's just too rich and nakakasuya at some point.
This was OK. We ordered fish expecting to have a light addition to our meal, but it turns out this is also rich with sauce and the catfish is fried. It's a good alternative to the usual rice topping and it's best to order it with the sauce on the side.
This is the place to be for Panizza and pasta during office recess. :)
Our bill was a bit expensive with prices being on the high end. Budget at about P750/head.
RECESS by CHEF CHRIS LOCHER
50 Jupiter St., Bel Air, Makati, Philippines
Telephone: +632 804-0997, 899-1818
Mobile: +63 915 204-8584
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com
Facebook: Recess by Chef Chris
Twitter: Chef Chris Locher
Note: Cash only. Soft Opening.
Live an Awesome Life,
P.S. Before going, make sure you solve this geometry equation to get a free dessert!
Prove the identity (1- cos2[a])(1 + cos2[a])=2 sin2[a] - sin4[a]