And here’s our winner: Ms. Maria Cecilia Lim, Paco patron!

Congratulations Ms. Maria Cecilia Lim for answering our Trivia Contest PERFECTLY. You can now claim your prize at any Old Swiss Inn branch. You can call the branch before you pick up your prize just to alert them (Makati 8188251, Paco 5213002). Please be ready to show 2 valid IDs. Thank you very much for joining our contest!

You and 3 other friends or family can join our Price Rollback on Monday, Aug. 29. Just make sure you make a reservation.

For those of you who would like to know the answers to the questions (in case they come up again NEXT YEAR), read on……

1. What is the official date of the birth of the Swiss Confederation (month, day, year)?
August 1, 1291
2. What year was Old Swiss Inn established?
1946
3. What is the name of the founder of Old Swiss Inn?
Emil Landert
4. What is the name of the waiter who has worked in Old Swiss Inn the most number years?
Adel del Rosario
5. How much is the corned beef during our Annual Rollback?
P17.00
6. What is the name of our function room in the Makati branch?
Geneva
7. What is the root word of “fondue” and what does it mean?
“fondre” – to melt
8. What is the name of Old Swiss Inn’s mileage/loyalty card?
Gruzi
9. How many people does @oldswissinn follow on twitter?
64
10. What’s our profile picture on Facebook?
Fondue Bourguignonne (Beef Fondue)

Fondue 101

Picture from seductionmeals.com

Though we started in 1946, it was only in the 80s when we introduced our fondues. The word “fondue” comes from the French verb “fondre”, which means to melt.

For some interesting fondue recipes, click here.

Our Waatlander fondue is the authentic cheese fondue, down to the rubbing of the garlic clove on the pot to the splash of kirsch. Our Toblerone chocolate fondue is our most popular, which is no surprise, given the Filipinos’ sweet tooth. Check out our Beef Fondue in our FB profile pic!

Trivia Contest!

For those of you who want to win a table at our Price Rollback this year, enter our Trivia Contest!

Remember to email your answers to oldswissinn@yahoo.com! The FIRST person to submit the most number of answers wins a table for 4 on Aug. 29 (6-9pm).

You can submit as many entries as you want, BUT your latest entry will be the one considered.

Old Swiss Inn

Trivia Contest 2011

In celebration of Swiss National Day, Aug. 1

Make sure you read our rules!

We will be announcing the winner on our Facebook page (Old Swiss Inn Restaurant), website (oldswissinn.com) and Twitter account (@oldswissinn) on Aug. 22, so like, bookmark, or follow us to see if you’ve won!

1. What is the official date of the birth of the Swiss Confederation (month, day, year)?

2. What year was Old Swiss Inn established?

3. What is the name of the founder of Old Swiss Inn?

4. What is the name of the waiter who has worked in Old Swiss Inn the most number years?

5. How much is the corned beef during our Annual Rollback?

6. What is the name of our function room in the Makati branch?

7. What is the root word of “fondue” and what does it mean?

8. What is the name of Old Swiss Inn’s mileage/loyalty card?

9. How many people does @oldswissinn follow on twitter?

10. What’s our profile picture on Facebook?

Rules and Guidelines for our Trivia Contest

We’ve gotten a lot of interest since our last post! So here’s more information about our Trivia Contest.

1. The questions of the Trivia Contest will be posted in our website on August 15,10am, Manila Time! This is to ensure that everyone gets to play on an even playing field.

2. Only answers emailed to oldswissinn@yahoo.com will be considered. So please do NOT turn in your answers to our branches.

3. Deadline for submission of answers will be Aug. 19 11:59pm. Any entries submitted AFTER this time will not be considered.

4. A person can submit as many entries as he wants. Only his LAST entry will be considered.

5. The FIRST person to submit the most number of correct answers wins a table for four people at our Price Rollback on Aug. 29, evening.

6. The winner will be announced on Aug. 22 Monday on our website, FB, and Twitter accounts. We will also email the winner (by replying to his email) about his win.

7. The winner has until Aug. 28 to claim his table. To claim, he must go to any Old Swiss Inn branch, present a valid ID, and make a reservation. This table is NON-TRANSFERRABLE. If he fails to claim his table by this time, his table is forfeited.

Want To Attend Our Price Rollback?

For those of you who haven’t heard, we hold an annual Price Rolllback where we roll back our prices of specific signature dishes to the 1940s. Yes, that’s right, and if you know the history of inflation, you can just imagine what the prices of the dishes are: a sausage at P13, corned beef at P17…..you get the drift. These prices are practically free. Yes, it was a marketing gimmick. And yes, it worked. People talked about it. And are still talking about it.

The first time we did this, for our 60th anniversary in 2006, we opened it to anyone, and it was on a first-come, first-served basis. Once the press release appeared (yes, we still came out with articles in the newspaper then), our phone kept ringing non-stop and we were fully booked by 6am.

Our learnings from that event: we made a lot of people angry because we COULDN’T accommodate them (“why bother to come out with a promotion if you can’t accept our reservation?”) and that most of the people who got reservations were people who had NEVER tried our food before, and just lucked out getting the cheapest deal in town. And while they enjoyed the evening and the food, they only came back sparingly.

From then on we decided that if we’re going to throw a party with great food for free, the guests will be the people we’d like to thank, who have supported us for the past year, and who will still be our loyal patrons even AFTER the Price Rollback. So we came out with our Gruzi loyalty card, and a completed card meant that you got a table for 4 people in our Price Rollback. Our regular guests appreciated it, since it was our way of saying “thank you” to them.

So now here’s a new twist this year! To give all of you who HAVEN’T had the chance to fill up a Gruzi card, here’s a way to earn a table! We’re coming out with a Trivia Contest, and the FIRST person to email us with the MOST correct answers will win a table! Clues to some of the questions will appear in our FB posts or tweets, so if you feel you need them, like or follow us!

To keep all things fair, we’ll be releasing the questions at a specific date, so keep checking our FB, tweets, or website for updates!

 

Our new website!

Welcome to our new website!

We decided to use a blog as our website so that our posts can give you a taste what the life of a restaurant is like. But you can skip all these if you just want to find out where we are, what are menus are, and what we look like. Just look at the different tabs.