I need someone to enlighten me about a serious matter: Why are there so many W buildings at BGC? Nest is located at W Fifth Ave. A few big steps from Nest is W High Street. Then there's W Global Center where IHOP is located. Hit me up if you've got a legit answer, please. I really wanna know.
M is a nice letter, too. A better one. Just saying.
Good scenery plus good food is what Nest Manila offers. They have the advantage, being on the rooftop of the building I mentioned above. The dining area is semi-alfresco, probably because the weather in Manila is hot/humid, wet, and extremely wet. There's enough ventilation, no doubt, but it was pretty hot when we went there for dinner. The saving factor was the place's cozy appeal. It's a real date place, and a nice place to unwind or catch up with friends' drama.
|Foie Gras and Mushroom PhP 550|
How can you say no to this combination? Really. Foie gras plus mushroom? Gimme! A definite delicious protein overload! And for extra enhancing power, shreds of fresh parmesan are thrown in, along with balsamic and poached egg. The croutons gave the necessary texture that complements the softness of both the foie gras and the mushroom; it also cuts through the richness of the foie gras.
|Ham and Eggs PhP 250|
It was pretty weird to be eating a breakfast staple for dinner, but then again, it was delicious, so that first point is immediately voided. A lava of golden yolk mixed with Jamon Serrano, pea and mint salad, grilled asparagus spears, truffle oil, and parmesan was palate-pleasing.
|Beetroot Carpaccio PhP 300|
Some people have so much hate for beets, my sister included. I'm in like with beets! It probably depends on how they're made. Beetroot carpaccio can be filed under the Beets Done Right category. Thinly-sliced beets enhanced with feta cheese, citrus segments, candied walnuts, and garlic confit. The whole thing totals up to a delicious beetroot dish! It comes with a substantial serving of crisp greens, too.
|5 Spiced Roast Pork Belly PhP 250|
The 5 Spiced Roast Pork Belly drew the most "yum" comments from out table. The taste was a gastro knockout! Tender slices of Kurobuta pork belly on a bed of fittingly firm garlic noodles. This is a Nest dish that's so hard to divvy up with a friend, even your closest one.
|Rack of Lamb PhP 950|
A juicy gobbet of roasted lamb that can be suitable for two. It comes coated with herb and mustard glaze, joined by smoked eggplant glazed zucchini, rich lamb jus, and mint jelly.
|Roast Chicken Supreme PhP 280|
Slightly charred on the outside, the roasted bird's interior was tender and filled with flavor. The natural juices uplift its succulence. It served with marbled potatoes, snap peas, grapes and caramelized onions, duxelle, and veloute.
W Fifth Avenue, 5th Ave cor 32nd Street,
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Operating Hours: Mon-Sat 5pm-1am
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