Saturday, September 14, 2013

# makati # mashed potato

Relish at Ponte

(I'm back! After months of silence due to malware and the thing you called "job". LOL!

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In the next few posts however, I will be  uploading not-so-nice pictures. So please bear with me. I had to have my iPhone repaired and the replacement is blah. Can't wait to get my Apple back. Sigh.)

So we transferred to our new office around August. The new area at Rufino St. in Ayala Avenue seemed to be the busiest part of Makati. What's good about it though is there are a lot of nice dining areas around that are not “franchised”. My experimental side can’t wait to try it all out!

One of the first we did try is Relish at Ponte. Just a few buildings away, off we went one Friday night to indulge ourselves.

Relish is casual dining. I think it gets very full during lunch as there was a sign at the door for reservations. And there were 2 times indicated for reservations. If I remember correctly, first reservation was at 11am and the other was at 1230 pm.

According to their description at Foursquare, “Relish at Ponte is a cozy modern bistro restaurant serving delicious cross-continental food inspired by family favorites”.
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Tables were a bit too close for my taste. You can almost touch the person from the other table. The area was actually not big.

We started off with chicken liver pate. (What you see below was the jelly on top of the pate thus it looks black.) I like pate and what they served was as expected. Cost was about Php 200 I think.
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They serve small plates and the regular entrée. I think the difference is one has side dish while the small plates do not. But you can add side dishes for an additional Php 50.

We went for the regular plates. I tried the Roasted Rosemary Chicken. It came with mashed potato, garlic mayo dip (I think) and sauce from the chicken (I think when they roasted it).

The chicken was so tender! The meat actually separates from the bone when you slice it. And I liked their mashed potato. The first I tasted which would not remind you to look for gravy. In love2013-08-30 21.19.25
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Junjie tried their hickory smoked pork belly. It also came with mashed potato and this time, with corn kernels. Meat was also tender and tasted like barbecue, kinda sweet. For someone who like sweet food like me, it was good.
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Regular plates costs about Php 300 and up. Small plates are at less than Php 300.
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Relish at Ponte is located at the Ground Floor, Ponte Salcedo along Valero St., Salcedo Village in Makati. They are open from Monday to fridays, 11 am to 10:00 pm, and Saturdays until 3:00 pm.

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