Thursday, November 13, 2014

Hatching Up Asian and Western Flavors at Nest Modern Table and Bar

Defy gravity and break free from the ordinary. At Nest Modern Table and Bar, experience the rich flavors of Asian and Western fusion and some cool and innovative cocktails high above The Fort... 

Like a hidden sanctuary far away from the urban noise, Nest Modern Table and Bar offers a unique dining experience, with its creative fusion of flavors and elegant yet tranquil setting. 

Located high above at the roofdeck of W 5th Avenue Building between 5th and 32nd Streets, Nest Modern Table and Bar is the newest addition to the growing list of dining establishments at BGC. The spacious layout evoke a blend of calmness and a sophisticated vibe with its "al fresco" open garden theme.   

Nest Modern Table and Bar also offers its very own unique signature cocktails, each one created by Beverage Consultant Lee Watson. The distinct line of signature cocktails feature a complex yet balanced blend of liquors and spirits for refreshing flavors, just what you need to get in the groove at Nest Modern Table and Bar.  

Take Lee Watson's unique Smokin', a refreshing concoction with Laphroaig Single Malt Scotch, coconut syrup, honey and lime topped with flaming anise. The infusion of coconut syrup adds a unique, almost tropical hint to the bold and smoky flavor of the premium single malt. And this one's definitely smokin', my kind of poison.

Lee Watson's other creative concoctions include Blue Moon, with Maker's Mark Bourbon, black currant, lemon, and Angostura garnished with a blue petal; and the intriguing Spider's Web, with Dewar's White Scotch, Cachaca Brazilian rum, passion fruit syrup and lemon. Choose from twelve other signatire cocktails created by Lee Watson for Nest Modern Table and Bar, and you'll find a favorite.

The place and unique cocktails are just two of the elements that set Nest Modern Table and Bar apart from the usual, and Chef Benjo Tuason completes the experience with his inventive and imaginative take on modern cuisine.

Our tasting menu begins with Chef Benjo Tuason's Chunky Butternut Squash and Chickpea Soup with Naan Bread, a thick and creamy bowl of comforting flavors. The mild and delicate yet buttery flavor leaves a rich mouth feel that lingers, as you go for another spoonful. And another.  

Chef Benjo Tuason then served his Foie Gras and Mushrooms, with poached egg and croutons, drizzled with balsamic and topped with Parmesan. The perfectly seared foie gras is enhanced by the delicately poached egg adding even more flavor. The mushrooms add a nutty hint contrasted by the sharp notes of the Parmesan. There is a lot going in this one dish, yet the dish is balanced in a play of textures and flavors.

Gently poke the egg and let the yolk run and blend with the bold notes of the balsamic glaze, slice a piece of the foie gras it again.

For the mains, Chef Benjo Tuason served his Pan-Seared Snapper, served on rich prawn and salmon roe risotto...

...and his inventive 5 Spiced Roast Pork Belly, with tender Kurobuta Pork Belly on soy and garlic noodles with sesame cucumber relish. And Chef Benjo Tuason doesn't hold back the flavors for both dishes. The delicate flavors of the premium snapper is enhanced by the prawn and salmon roe risotto, and the Kurobuta pork belly paired well with the Asian-style noodles. Tender and juicy pork belly slow roasted for hours with a thin layer of crackling and a mildly sweet glaze...just can't get better than that.

For dessert, Chef Benjo Tuason served his own version of sansrival with a twist, Reese's Sansrival, with peanut butter cream chocolate ganache. Those times many childhood summers ago come back after every bite with the creamy peanut butter. Clearly, the playful inventiveness of the kitchen is evident from starters to mains and desserts.

And there's more. Chef Benjo Tuason's Donuts and Dips, with Peanut Butter Cream, Salted Caramel, and Strawberry Jam dips. Each dip adds its own unique flavor, simply take one of the bite-sized donuts and dip away.

One more slice of Reese's Sansrival, and one more more donut. And one more cocktail for the road. Make that two more....exciting new flavors are definitely hatching up at Nest. If you're looking for something different, simply go Nest Modern Table and Bar.

Nest Modern Table and Bar is located at the Roofdeck of W 5th Avenue Building, 5th Avenue corner 32nd Street, Bonifacio Global City or call 0917-874-9999 for inquiries and reservations.

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  1. Sir Gerry! You're really one of the bloggers who take the writing part seriously. I love all your posts. See you again soon! Damn I want another one of that snapper. And sansrival. And foie gras. :D


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