NESTLED in the lush woods of Deer Forest in Brgy. Crote, Carmen, Balwarte ni Vossing offers ice cold drinks to counter the almost freezing temperatures.
Opened on Dec. 1, 2020, Balwarte ni Vossing is a cabin-style restaurant that offers coffee, native Filipino food and a scenic view. Surrounded by pine trees, the restaurant is a much needed cool break from all the city’s restlessness.
Owned and operated by Chris Villamor, Balwarte ni Vossing sprouted out of a casual conversation. According to Chris, his cousin offered him a place where he could start a business.
“When I visited the place, I found that it had potential to gather friends and loved ones who can relax and chill while being surrounded by the trees,” Chris said.
Balwarte ni Vossing embraced the rawness of nature in the area and that’s all thanks to Chris’ daughter.
“My one and only daughter inspired me to this business. She really loves nature, especially trees and those on the mountains,” said Chris.
Those who have taken the time to travel to Balwarte ni Vossing to enjoy its ambiance can get ready to fill those empty stomachs with native Filipino cuisine.
Its bestsellers include native tinolang manok, beef pochero, fried native chicken, homemade empanada and pork kawali. One can wash it down with the restaurant’s hot or cold drinks or alcoholic beverages. Now those will surely keep diners warm amid the Baguio-esque temperature.
While deliveries aren’t available as of the moment, the restaurant is open to serve walk-in customers. They just have to follow all the safety protocols.
For more updates on Balwarte ni Vossing, one can follow its Facebook page (@balwartenivossing).