New restaurant in town, Pinot presents classic European cuisine by Chef Markus Gfeller and defines relaxed fine dining setting
There’s a new culinary gem that just opened at the Bonifacio Global City. Diners will enjoy discovering a menu that combines classic European cuisine such as premium roasts along with new items from Prix Fixe sets that are well-curated and crafted for every type of celebration. Pinot restaurant is set to bring a refreshed concept of relaxed fine dining wherein diners get the upscale yet laid-back ambience while enjoying gourmet set menu created with premium ingredients that can be shared with a group in accessible prices points.
While nestled in decors of brass and botanicals, guests can enjoy their Pinot moments with a prix fixe menu that has options for 2-course, 3-course, and 4-course meals. This menu includes popular starters such as lobster and crabmeat salad, duck liver & truffle pate, lobster sago, or the seared foie gras. Some of the exquisite mains include Wine-Braised Beef Cheeks, Rack of Bobby Veal and Kurobuta pork belly. As a sweet ending to a satisfying meal the dessert, selections include Pineapple Colada, White Chocolate Flan, Praline Chocolate, Raspberry Semi Freddo, and Tart au Chocolate.
Those who want to have a premium dining experience can indulge in a selection of grand pieces to be served, carved, and presented beautifully for guests to see, taste, and experience. Among the carving selections are Whole Roasted Maple Leaf Duck served two ways, Breast with Black Berry Coulis, and Ragu A l’Orange with Coconut Adlai. Lamb lovers will appreciate a whole Rack of Lamb that is herb crusted with Ratatouille & Garlic Potato Puree. There is also a US Ribeye on the bone with Bearnaise & Red Wine Sauce, Mushrooms and Cream Spinach and French fries.
According to Chef Markus Gfeller, Pinot General Manager and Head of Culinary Functions, the Pinot menu is perfect for three types of diners: the busy business diner will appreciate the prix fixe with its straightforward choices; the adventurous diner who wants to explore new experiences will enjoy the gustatory journey of the 7-course chefs tasting menu; and the conservative diner who values older traditions will delight in the classic whole roasted masterpieces that are for sharing.
Chef Markus was also the powerhouse behind the popular fine dining restaurant CAV, which is now the location where Pinot stands. 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, they are setting out to bring a well-curated 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,” he shares.
Pinot is also about offering a premium dining experience that is set in a relaxing ambience. As the chef believes that wine is the perfect supplement to a great meal, Pinot has a well-balanced list that brings together good value vintages and rare wine treasures.
All these come together to make Pinot a great place to unwind after a busy work day or to celebrate something special as a group in its private rooms that can accommodate from 8 to 30 guests. “Pinot is also available exclusively for groups from 50 to 80 persons,” the chef adds. 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.
Chef Gfeller will soon offer catering services, and fully intends to innovate Pinot’s selections to adapt to guests’ palates as it serves up modern takes on classic European favorites using fresh and quality ingredients that are presented in artful forms.
To experience Pinot’s brand of relaxed dining, visit Pinot 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.