I don’t enjoy going out on weekends because of my impatience. I don’t enjoy being stuck traffic, waiting for parking and having to wait long for my order. But since I recently started drinking again, I gave in to check out this new spot we were all curious about.
LOVED the sleek interiors.
The color scheme and lighting were very conducive to drinking.
The wavy trellis go all the way outside where they have more cocktail tables. Non-smoking establishments get bonus points in my book. I like going home without smelling like an ashtray.
Nice and sturdy table design! So you don't ram your knee into the legs.
The owner recommended the white sangria.
It had bits of orange, green apple and canned peaches. I found it had too much Cointreau, peach juice or whatever orange liqueur they use. Tamis! So we decided to keep it real and have some plain ol bourbon.
The tapas arrive. First up, Huevos Cabreados. Crisp shoestring potatoes, fried egg, chorizo bits, aioli, parsley sauce and some tomato concasse.
Messy but yummy! This is a plate that will make you want to drink more. It has the elements that make a good bar dish!
Saucy Gambas. Noticing a consistent garnish.
Rabo de Toro Ravioli. Thin dumpling paper sealing in a meaty mix of ox tail meat with some creamy foie gras. It went nicely with the smooth jus. I would've appreciated it even more with a full-bodied red to complement the richness. Hello again garnish.
Classic Paella Negra. Seafood slightly overcooked but the rice was done pretty well and served straight out of the paellera so you could scrape off the tutong yourself. Always my favorite part.
Lastly, Mollejas de Ternera = veal sweetbreads! I was curious mostly because it is never found in menus of our local restaurants. Plus, I wanted to see if they could pull it off. Sweetbreads can be very unforgiving. To my surprise, they were cooked well with a nice outer sear leaving the inside with a consistency close to brains.
Looking forward to coming back when they complete the wine list. It was a good night out with the gang, doing what we love to do.
22 Jupiter St.
Makati City, Philippines
T: +632 478 9700