Chef Markus Gfeller Returns at Pinot
Remember CAV? That stylish bar and café in a quiet corner of High Street, which, at that time, was one of the first to serve wines in innovative Enomatic dispensers? While this popular dining spot-cum-oenophile haven had closed already, a new restaurant named Pinot opened its doors, serving some of the best European dishes in an intimate setting. Still with the same culinary genius, Chef Markus Gfeller, at its helm, Pinot offers premium roasts along with new, well-curated Prix Fixe sets.
Diners can select among the 2-course, 3-course, and 4-course menu sets, which include delightful starters such as lobster and crabmeat salad, duck liver and truffle pate, lobster sago, or the sinful seared foie gras. Exquisite mains such as the wine-braised beef cheeks; rack of bobby veal and Kurobuta pork belly are sure to keep you coming back. As a sweet finale, delectable dessert selections like the pineapple colada, white chocolate flan, praline chocolate, raspberry semi freddo, and tart au chocolate are on offer, giving you that well-deserved sugar rush.
To elevate the dining experience, guests can marvel at a selection of premium roasts to be served, carved, and presented beautifully to tease the senses. Among these are the sweet and tangy whole roasted maple leaf duck served two ways (breast with black berry coulis, and ragu a l’orange with coconut adlai); herb-crusted whole rack of lamb with ratatouille and garlic potato puree; and the perfectly grilled US ribeye on the bone with Béarnaise and red wine sauce, mushrooms, cream spinach, and French fries—all good to share with an intimate group.
Together with a team of young chefs including chef de cuisine Ciara Fabie Teotico, who returned from a two-year Michelin restaurant stint in Spain, Gfeller brings a beautiful menu for those who truly enjoy good food. “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,” says Gfeller. Adding, “Pinot is also available exclusively for groups from 50 to 80 persons.” The good news is, 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 exquisite European menu, visit the restaurant 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.