May 07, 2007
I was excited to meet one of the country's top bloggers in a smaller intimate setting sponsored by Swiss Deli & Bistro. This was supposed to be PR event hosted by Amor of Geiser Maclang, one of the countries most respected PR agency. In the blogging world, there are three schools of thought on how to handle PR events. The first one is to adhere to the principle of you always pay for your own meal if you were to blog about it and NO to PR events. I know for a fact that Sassy Lawyer, Wysgal, and Marketman follow this principle. The second one is that PR events are a good way to get more information about the place by letting them showcase their best dishes, a chance to interview the owner, and get lots of pictures without being questioned. The third school of thought is the one that I invented and follow. I usually go for awesome experiences which would include eating at a restaurant I can rave about or meeting awesome people. In the Swiss Deli & Bistro blogger's EB, I had the chance to meet Jayvee, Noemi, Lauren and Lori in a smaller more intimate setting. This was the first time I met Lori with my wife and son, Aidan.
One thing about Swiss Deli & Bistro is that despite their sossy name and image, the prices in the deli and bistro is quite reasonable and good value for money. If you are looking for low priced exotic gourmet ingredients, you better check out Swiss Deli showroom located in Sheridan corner Pioneer street. The prices in their menu are already inclusive of VAT and service charge. All restaurants should follow the same philosophy.
Swiss Deli replaced the once lovely Morita's restaurant. Frankly, the food at Morita's before was not really good and I was not surprised that it closed down. But I have another theory though. I think the location of the restaurant has a bad feng shui. Even for Swiss Deli & Bistro, the friday night is quite empty and for some reason the "european" taste of the food was not really for us. Good thing, the place has free wireless internet so this is ideal for the business meetings of Waltermart, Globe or RFM, (Swiss Deli's neighbors).
Here are the related posts:
Swiss Deli & Bistro by Noemi
10 Great Restaurants & Desserts For Mother’s Day by Lori
Check out the rest of the Swiss Deli & Bistro Blogger's Night out....
Jayvee of abuggedlife.com -- Thanks for inviting us to the event!
Lauren Dado of laurganism.com -- One of the top 20 bloggers in the Philippines.
Noemi Dado of aboutmyrecovery.com - grand slam multi-awarded blogger who won in the Webbies and Philippine Blog Awards.
Lori of dessertcomesfirst.com - First time that we had a decent talk with Lori and she was very friendly and had a lot to say! All my preconceived notions about Lori were not true at all..... (This was an actual pose from Aidan.)
Swiss Deli & Bistro
Office: +63 2 635 2350
MONDAY TO SATURDAY 10am to 10pm
From Makati cross Pasig River going towards Ortigas, take first right into Robisons Place. After Robinsons Place turn right into Pioneer Street. Swiss Deli & Bistro is 500 meters to the left.