SPÄTZLE (pronounced as “spech-lee”) is a sparrow shaped pasta that is eaten all over Europe. It is also the name of the restaurant which has been serving Euro dishes to the Manila crowd since it opened a year ago at the East Wing of Edsa Shangri la Mall . Co-owners Jennifer Pe , Gail Gochango and Chef RJ Ungco joined my family for lunch and eagerly explained the inception of SPÄTZLE Euro Market Cafe. “We wanted to veer away from the regular fare and offer something new and exciting. SPÄTZLE introduces Swiss- German and French cuisine in a novel way to the discriminating Pinoy palette, “ said Gail. “Here, everything is freshly made –from the pasta (they only serve two kinds- the gnocchi and spatzle) , to the potato chips to the dough in our tarte,”adds Jen.
Resident Chef RJ Ungco, who is a graduate of the prestigious Le Roches International School in Switzerland, is responsible for the restaurant’s menu. “I want to serve dishes that will make customers come back for more. I’ve tried to make European cuisine more enticing by injecting it with Filipino flavors. So instead of being perceived as too high-brow, Spatzle has made it possible for Swiss/German/French cuisine to be appreciated as comfort food. ”
OUR FIRST EURO LUNCH! Fruit and Veggie Cold Drinks
Chips n’ Dip
Is that a Pizza, Mom?
Salad in a Wrap
Patty and Potato
Pìece De Resístance
THE BQP RECOMMENDS SPÄTZLE EURO MARKET CAFÉ
Our dining habits are changing because of the different cuisine that I’m able to expose my family to. It’s a good thing! I, for one, was skeptical at first about eating in a restaurant with a name I can’t even pronounce. Having hurdled that, I am confident that you will enjoy the many dishes offered by SPÄTZLE. Congratulations to the innovative Chef RJ Ungco! I’m looking forward to more savory eats at the café!