OAKWOOD'S NOSTALGIA DINING in Ortigas has never failed to surprise its diners. During a press preview, we were treated to an entire menu that revolves around French Cuisine.
Right off the bat, table side preparation of the SALADE LYONNAISE (395Php) was done.
Simple and light yet the greens were fresh and crunchy. Accompanied by bacon, croutons, soft boiled egg and mustard red wine vinaigrette.
Believe it or not, I had a few spoonfuls and I enjoyed it.
Another simple yet mouth watering dish was the ONION GRATINEE (375Php). This simple looking soup dish must not be underestimated.
Upon cracking the puff pastry cap, you would be greeted by a generous amount of onions and gooey cheese. It came off as a little sweet because of the onions caramelizing.
If you're a cheese fanatic, the QUICHE LORRAINE (370Php) would be your top choice. The cheese, lardon and cream was evident and well balanced.
Another table side dish was the BEEF TARTAR (8oz 720Php). Australian tenderloin served with fries.
This "rare steak" is another amazing dish from OAKWOOD NOSTALGIA. The beef is mixed with different ingredients that brings out the delicious flavor of the meat. Even if it is served raw, the dish is delicious. You got to pair this with toasted bread. Sooo Good!
Not to be outdone, there are also other seafood dishes that are available. Like the warm OYSTERS with LEEK FONDUE (450Php). Oysters that are baked with cheesey goodness.
If that isn't enough, they also have the HALF ROCK LOBSTER TAIL "THERMIDOR" (650Php).
Rich cheesy flavor mixed with lobster is delicious.
The PAN FRIED POMFRET and ROASTED ALMOND (990Php) is a delicate and flavorful dish.
The fish meat is marinated well. Through and through.
The use of the almond sauce was perfect as it insinuates the taste of the fish alongside the almond.
Moving on, the BRAISED DUCK CONFIT AL'ORANGE (690Php) is a delicious way of serving duck. The skin is crispy and the orange sauce, although weird, works well with the dish.
Creme Caramel (195Php) is like your ordinary leche flan although, the flavor is more subtle and is not overly sweet.
Wine drinkers would love the PEARS in RED WINE (265Php). The pear is marinated with wine and is served with vanilla ice cream.
Not your ordinary souffle, the ICED GRAND MARNIER SOUFFLE (255Php) is more of a creme based souffle. Normal souffle usually are baked with a specific time and temperature. This one is not. It seems that it is made of light cream and has orange liquor in the mix.
For someone that can't decide the FACE GOURMAND (310Php) might be for you. It has a shot of espresso and some mini pastries for you to enjoy.
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Disclaimer: was invited to try out the food. wrote this based on my experience.