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The Tasting Room

The Tasting Room

The City of Dream - The Tasting Room - reopened its doors last December 1, 2017 and it's located at the ground floor of NÜWA, The Tasting Room's new home features the best of French cuisine with an array of courses using the best produce from the Philippines and abroad. The offer exceptional dining experience that tingles the senses.

Frederic Thevenet's three decades of exceptional culinary expertise at its helm. Known for working in Michelin - starred restaurants such as Pierre Gagnaire in Paris. The Waterside Inn, London; Claude Troisgros, New York and Bruno in Provence. The new team headed by Chef Frederic Thevenet aims to create a more exciting European fine dining experience in a more elegant settings. 

Along with Stephen Moroney, who heads the The Tasting Room's service team as they provide first-rate dining experience. 

Establishment can seat 56 guests in total. They have the main and semi-private room with a bar top of line liquor around the world. Pieces of modern contemporary designs and high-quality furniture completes the sophisticated ambiance of the restaurant.

Intricately placed table setting, from the distance between each silverware and tableware was precise and measured.

4 Course (Php 4,588++) with Wine Pairing (Php 2,000++)
6 Course (Php 5,088++) with Wine Pairing (Php 2,800++)

Sea bass Carpaccio | Red and Black Radish | Artichoke Cream
Cucumber Jelly | Celeriac | Remoulade | Banana blossom
Veal Tongue | Vinaigrette | Pickles

Wine Paired: 2016 Cloudy Bay, Marlbourough, Sauvingon Blanc

Chef Frederic suggests that the first course start with Sea Bass Carpaccio, mild and refreshing with pink peppercorns and pomegranate. The peppercorns was a nice touch as it added crunch and light spice to the dish. Followed by Cucumber Jelly and Remoulade . Lastly Veal Tongue, which stood out for me which was marinated in light and savory vinaigrette and pickles added more bit to the dish.  

Lobster | Ginger | Espelette Pepper | Bisque

Wine Paired: 2015 Gewurztraminer, Domaine Mittnatch

The next course is the perfectly cooked lobster with rich, creamy bisque purée of mango bits. Chef Fredeirc suggests starting with side of lobster rilletes which was made with yogurt and lobster legs. 

Although I was the lucky person with lobster shells still attached to some chunks of lobster. Despite that mishap it was one of the notable dishes I ate that night. I informed one of the servers named Shiela about this and hopefully they'll be more careful next time. 

Cape Grim Grass Fed Beef Tenderloin | Black Pepper | Onions | Potatoes

Wine Paired: 2011 Penfolds Bin 389, Cabernet Sauvignon & Shiraz

Then comes the tenderloin seasoned with just salt and pepper is simple but flavorful complimented with beets, greens and gnocchi. Beef tenderloin was exceptionally tender and juicy having it cooked medium rare was ideal with this kind of meat. 

Chocolate Success | Lychee Veloute

Wine Paired: 2013 Jurancon, Clos Lapeyre

Decadent dark chocolate meringue and parfait drizzled with warm chocolate sauce. It was a perfectly balanced sweetness despite how rich it looked. A side bowl of lychee veloute caps this culinary adventure. It was a best ender for it was refreshing and cleaned my palate. 


OVERALL EXPERIENCE: It was my first time to experience this kind of dinner setting and it was glorious. It can be costly but for the right occasion I think it's worth it. The ambiance and The transition of flavors per dish was exquisite. Chef Frederic used different flavors infused with his passion for French cuisines.

The Tasting Room
Ground Floor, NÜWA, City of Dreams Manila, Aseana Corner Roxas Boulevard, Entertainment City, Parañaque City
(+632) 691 7789, 24 hour hotline: (+632) 800 8080
Operating Hours: 6:30 PM – 10:30 PM (Closed on Tuesdays)

Checkout their complete list of dishes through:

The Tasting Room Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

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