New restaurant Pinot in BGC will tickle your tastebuds

New restaurant Pinot in BGC
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There’s a fun, mysterious quality to new resto Pinot – a certain hidden facet that intrigues new guests, making them curious as to what awaits within.

Pinot is tucked away, concealed at the back of The Spa Building, in Lane P, Bonifacio High Street. The entrance is located on a recess at the back wall of the building, the alcove leading to the door is lighted by a single lamp, lending a delightful welcoming ambiance to the entrance.

Facade of Pinot
Facade of Pinot

Inside, guests will immediately feel a homey, casual atmosphere, with their whitewashed walls, sofas in the foyer, warm lights, and modern aesthetic.

The entrance foyer
The entrance foyer
Pinot's dining space
Pinot’s dining space

Team Out of Town recently attended the grand opening of Pinot, and our taste buds still can’t get over the scrumptious food we tasted. No need to travel to Europe, folks. Pinot serves delicious, classic European cuisine – right at the heart of BGC.

Chef de Cuisine Ciara Fabie Teotico, Pinot General Manager and Head of Culinary Functions Chef Markus Gfeller, and Sous Chef Ricky Vallejo
Chef de Cuisine Ciara Fabie Teotico, Pinot General Manager and Head of Culinary Functions Chef Markus Gfeller, and Sous Chef Ricky Vallejo

“We offer modern European fare from best quality ingredients grown organically and sustainably from local farms or sourced abroad. It is our aim to create non-intimidating, unpretentious and approachable dining experiences for friends and families,” shared Chef Markus Gfeller, Pinot General Manager and Head of Culinary Functions.

Managing Director for Pinot Scott Tan
Managing Director for Pinot Scott Tan

According to Chef Markus, the Pinot menu is perfect for three types of diners: the busy business diner who appreciates the prix fixe (a meal consisting of several courses, served at a total fixed price); the adventurous diners who wants to explore the gustatory journey of the 7-course chefs tasting menu; and the conservative diners, who will love the classic whole roasted masterpieces served by Pinot.

OYSTER & CAVIAR
OYSTER & CAVIAR

During the opening, Team OOTB feasted on a decadent seven-course menu. We had Oysters and Caviar, Tuna Crudo, and Sea Bass. Especially good is their Duck Ragu, served with Pomelo – Coconut Adlai. The pièce de résistance of the meal is the Roasted Lamb Rack, served with Chumin Honey, and Saffron Pumpkin – Parsley.

DUCK RAGU (with pomelo, coconut adlai)
DUCK RAGU (with pomelo, coconut adlai)

Afterwards, to cleanse the palate, we had Blue Cheese and Grissini. The dish prepared our tongues for the final course – dessert.

ROASTED LAMB RACK (with cumin honey, saffron pumpkin, parsley)
ROASTED LAMB RACK (with cumin honey, saffron pumpkin, parsley)

For sweets, we had Pinot’s XO Cognac Flan, flavored with orange and chocolate bitters. During the entire meal, guests were served with copious amounts of champagne, white, and red wines – to our absolute delight.

XO COGNAC FLAN (with orange, chocolate bitters)
XO COGNAC FLAN (with orange, chocolate bitters)

Other notable dishes featured in Pinot are Whole Roasted Maple Leaf Duck served two ways, Breast with Blackberry Coulis, and Ragu A l’Orange with Coconut Adlai. Lamb lovers will also appreciate their whole Rack of Lamb that is herb-crusted with Ratatouille & Garlic Potato Puree. There is also a US Ribeye on the bone with Bearnaise & Red Wine Sauce, Mushrooms and Cream Spinach and French fries.

Pinot entrance (daytime)
Pinot entrance (daytime)

After dinner, Chef Markus further discussed the features of their new brainchild. “Pinot is about offering a premium dining experience that is set in a relaxing ambiance. We believe that wine is the perfect supplement to a great meal, and we at Pinot have a well-balanced list that brings together good value vintages and rare wine treasures.”

Chef Markus serving guests at the grand opening
Chef Markus serving guests at the grand opening

All these factors make Pinot a great place to unwind after a busy workday or to celebrate something special as a group in its private rooms that can accommodate from 8 to 30 guests. “Pinot is also available exclusively for groups from 50 to 80 persons,” the chef adds.

Chef Ciara preparing the dishes at Pinot's opening
Chef Ciara preparing the dishes at Pinot’s opening

There is no corkage fee for guests who want to bring in their own wines if they order a full meal, which at Pinot starts at P1500 for 2-course, P1900 for 3-course, and P2300 for a 4-course prix fixe.

To experience Pinot’s brand of relaxed dining, visit Pinot at The Spa Building, Lane P, Bonifacio High Street, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig, open Mondays to Saturday from 5:00 PM onwards. For reservations, call (+63)998.586.4230. For updates and further information, follow @pinotmanila on Instagram and Facebook.

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