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Tuesday, December 9, 2014

On top of the world. One of those rooftop bars, NEST provides an awesome meal alongside with a fresh take on cocktails.

One of those places that could get you high. Literally.
Comfy seats and definitely a place to chill and relax. Although without any AC, the ceiling fan and the breeze was all you would need.
The place caters to bar hoppers, yuppies and those that want a good time. 
Primarily a restobar, they also serve a decent place to get a cocktail and rest your feet after or before raving it up in RAVEN. For those wanting to just chill, fret not, as Fridays and Saturdays turn this place into a destination itself. DJs spin their ware late nights during the weekend and get the party started.

A couple of weeks back, I was fortunate enough to get a taste of NEST. From the same group behind URBN, SALO, RAVEN and RELIK, and with CHEF BENJO TUASON at the helm, you would definitely know that they mean FOODIE business.

To start the party,  you could get these bar bites.

ASSORTED YAKITORI (200Php) - Chicken, Pork, Salmon, Shrimp.
If you can't decide, this is a good safe choice. Although, a bit too sweet for my taste and it lacks the RAWR factor.

A play on the usual rolls, THE BEEF, CHEESE and MISO SPRING ROLLS (250Php).
Deep fried goodness and just right for the KUNGFU. (kung pumulutan! LOL!)

Now what about drinks? Cocktails left and right and perfect for any night. With loads of experience coming from different bars and resto they own, NEST follows through. Made with premium liquor , it won't get better than this.

SEXY and I KNOW IT (331Php) - hotness!
Abosulut Vanilla Vodka, Rose Syrup, Lemon and Maraschino Cherry Liquer

GREEN MOJITO (414Php) - apple flavored mojito. Awesome!
Bacardi Silver, Green Apple Puree, Green Charteuses, Mind and Ginger Beer

BLUE MOON (331Php)
Maker's Mark Bourbon, Black Currant, Lemon, Angostura and Blue Flower

SMOKIN (414Php) - incredible presentation. They serve this with a flaming decoration on top.
 Laphroaig Single Malt Scotch, Coconut Syrup, Honey and Lime (414Php)

and for those who aren't into alcohol, NEST ICED TEA (92Php)

More than the drinks and the bar bites, what impressed me where the mains and the starters.

BEETROOT CARPACCIO (300Php)- something to whet the appetite but not for the meat lover like me.
Feta cheese, Cistrus Segments, Candied Walnuts and Garlic Confit.

HAM and EGGS (250Php) - pop the egg and the egg yolk come oozing out.
 The asparagus gave this dish a healthy bite and no i didn't have a bite. The ham on the other hand was perfect with the egg. Just like breakfast!

 FOIE GRAS and MUSHROOMS (550Php)- Delightfully sinful and savory. Buttery!
Poached egg, crouton, parmesan and balsamic

 RACK OF LAMB (950Php)- succulent and well thought out.
Juicy and tender. Incredible.
Herb and mustard glaze, smoked egg plant, glazed zucchini and Lamb jus.

ROAST CHICKEN SUPREME (Quarter 280Php) - flavorful and moist. The meat absorbed the seasoning pretty well. 
Duxelle, marble potatoes, veloute, snap peas

5 SPICED ROAST PORK BELLY (250Php)- One of my favorites during the night. The soft meat was perfect while the noodles accompanied it very well. I love this.
 Kurobuta Pork Belly, Soy and Garlic Noodles, Sesame Cucumber Relish.

IF these are not yet enough, they have some amazing dessert for your sweet tooth.

CHOCOLATE TEXTURES (200Php)- for those chocolate cravings.
Chocolate Marquise, raspberry Coulis, Fudge Brownies and Strawberries

REESE'S SANSRIVAL (200Php) - YAHOOOOO! sansrival and peanut butter combined
Peanut butter cream and chocolate ganache

and something to simplify everything,

DONUTS and DIPS (200Php) - fluffy round donuts making it way to your tummy. Sarap!
Peanut butter cream, Salted Caramel, Strawberry Jam accompanies these round desserts.

A potential destination in itself, NEST BGC has become one of those places to try if you are into incredible views and great grub. Not to mention, they serve amazing cocktails that could get your night going. Needless to say, big chunk of the budget goes to the drinks so better get tipsy at home then head on over. The food is amazing except for a bar bites. The mains are what you are going here for.

5pm to 2am
W 5th Building, 5th Avenue cor
32nd Street, BGC, TAGUIG
Infront of SnR and St Luke's.

Disclaimer: Wrote this post based on my experience. Was invited to try the restaurant out and I am so glad I did.
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Written by Lovely

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