Cheese and a whole lot more. Different dishes that makes you feel like you're transported to another place and time period. At ALFRED, they want you to try something different and new.
FRIDAY nights have just become more special. Starting this July 7 all the way till September, ALFRED of MAKATI DIAMOND RESIDENCES would be offering BON VIVANT. Loosely translated to a person who enjoys a sociable and luxurious lifestyle, BON VIVANT is definitely a highlight for this well loved restaurant. Pegged at 1,200 Php nett, diners get unlimited dishes and drinks.
As you enter, a spread is prepared just for you and your guests. Dishes and pica-pica perfect to partner with alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks.
Part of BON VIVANT, the drinks are a mix of cocktails, a selection of wine, mocktails, and other carbonated drinks.
Starters would range from chicken liver mousse crostinis, smoked salmon roulade, and fish grandade on garlic toast. The big boys like the Farmer's Pate en Croute would highlight this part of the meal.
To everyone's delight, there's even a raclette station. Border line offensive in terms of smell for the uninitiated, the flavor is to die for. Partnered with different small bread and vegetables, you get a mixture of taste that plays well on your tongue.
For something heavier, the spread also has seafood croute and some raviolini.
The Seafood Croute was flaky and had a predominately salmon taaste. The Foie Gras Raviolini was creamy and buttery. Each bite was sinful yet worth it.
To end the meal, Paris Brest or a French dessert is right there for the taking. Granted that Bon Vivant can't compete with quantity of choices, it is however focused on the quality of the dishes served.
Even if it may be a lot, Alfred also have mainstays that would make anyone swoon with delight. The Roasted Lamb Loin, Grilled Mustard Chicken, and the Swordfish are pretty good choices.
The Lamb is stuffed with goat cheese and black olive jus. Surprisingly, it wasn't as gamey as one would think. The meat was tender and it was pretty good.
The Chicken was cooked through and through. Partnered with a soft egg and some pecorino, it's pretty much everything you could think off. The Swordfish is a class on its own. With excellent grill marks, the meat was tender and soft. It was like eating steak but on a softer level. This one was a crowd favorite.
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ALFRED is located on the ground floor of the Makati Diamond Residences. With a high ceiling, classy furnitures, and great service, it would be a shame not to visit.
MAKATI DIAMOND RESIDENCES
1229 Legazpi Street, Legazpi Village, Makati
1229 Kalakhang Maynila, Philippines