Food & Dining

Nest Modern Table and Bar

I always claim that RICHIE is my male counterpart because he is such a funny, happy go lucky guy & a breath of fresh air. (Ang kapal lang ng mukha ko diba? #feelingera) Reading his blog always manages to put a smile on my face. Of course mine is in no comparison to his, The Pickiest Eater is a star. Samantalang ako ay dakilang magpagpanggap lamang. :P

So I always look forward to his invites because not only do I get a tummy ache from all the eating, buy a belly ache too from all that laughing! Even with a poker face, he can set off a giggle. Like all comedians though, he is pretty quiet in person, but when he does leash out his funny side, there’s no stopping him.

I was supposed to go with my other favorite R, Richard of Tales from the Tummy to NEST MNL a while back but something came up so I didn’t get to. I was really happy that I was given  second chance & I jumped at Richie’s invitation without batting an eye.


I am most fortunate to be close friends with these 2 who are great friends but so like day & night in comparison. Richie is like the ray of sunshine, while my cousin Richard is the mej gloomy moon haha. But they are both fantastic and have helped me a lot in my blogging “career” & I am just so privileged to be in their circle of friends.

Nest Modern Table & Bar

Roofdeck. W Fifth Avenue Bldg., 32nd St., McKinley Hill, Taguig (0917) 874-9999


NEST MODERN TABLE and BAR is the newest restaurant from chef BENJO TUASON who gave us URBN BAR and KITCHEN and is located at the roofdeck of W fifth Avenue building right beside F1 Hotel.

With Chef Benjo Tuason & my favorite funny man Richie Zamora! <3

NEST MODERN TALE AND BAR is really more of an al-fresco bar than a restaurant as it is open from 5:00pm to 2:00am from Mondays to Saturdays. And although it serves mostly finger food & cocktails, the menu also has filling main dishes & is perfect for an after-party meal coming from its next-door tugs tugs neighbor RAVEN, Manila’s newest Super Club.

Pink Lips 331 php. Absolut ruby red vodka, lychee puree, lemon and rose syrup. And Lava Flow 258 php.


Smokin’ 414 php. Laphroaig Single Malt Scotch, Coconut Syrup, honey and lime

What we had. APPETIZERS:

Chunky Butternut Squash and Chickpea Soup with Naan Bread 150 php. Which I initially thought to be a dip because of its strong curry flavor (and I love them indian food!) with a side of Naan.


Ham & Eggs. New on the menu. Strips of Jamon Serrano & poached egg on a bed of char grilled asparagus, edame and green pea salad, garnished with Parmesan cheese shavings.


Foie Gras & Mushrooms 550 php. On a bed of sweet potatoes. Paleo approved! ;)


Buffalo Chicken Popcorn 220 php. Juicy cutlets of chicken glazed in Buffalo sauce.


Spiced Sweet Potato Fries 200 php. My favorite of the night! Thin slices of sweet potatoes topped with Crispy pork & Sriracha Aioli that gave an added spice. <3


Lovely twins Stacy & Dana of THE PLUMP PINAYS whom I absolutely adore were also there that night. Theres definitely more of us to love in this picture. <3


Fillet of Salmon 650 php. Norwegian Salmon fillet served with Grilled Leeks, Black Yakemeshi in a pool of Roe & Miso Sake Sauce.


Roast Chicken Supreme 280 php. Charred chicken with a surprisingly juicy meat.


Rack of Lamb 950 php. Lamb in Herb and Mustard Glaze with Smoked Eggplant and Glazed Zucchini garnish. Although really tender to the bite & delicious, I found this a bit pricey & would certainly order other things before this for a more substantial meal.


Pork Belly 250 php.  Kurobota Pork Belly on a bed of Soy and Garlic Noodles, garnished with a Sesame Cucumber Relish. For the win ang noodles.

Price points here are admittedly higher than in most establishments, but we have to remember the location & ambience, which is ultimately the extra that you pay for. You can’t get that just anywhere.
NEST MODERN TABLE AND BAR is a perfect date place as it’s cozy & romantic. A bit on the warm side, if only they cold open some windows to let some cool breeze in. But otherwise, you certainly get POGI POINTS taking a girl here for a date. ;)

Chocolate Textures 200 php. Layers of Chocolate Marquise and Fudge Brownies with a touch of Rasberry Coulis and topped with thinly sliced fresh Strawberries.


Donuts and Dips 200 php. Deep friend sugar donut. Another of my favorite that night. Good on its own, even without the dips that accompanied it.


Reese’s Sansrival 200 php. Peanut Butter Cream mixed with Chocolate Ganache. I liked the 2 other desserts over this though.

Thank you so much dearest RICHIE for taking me along. It was also wonderful sitting beside the BOSSMAN. I was sandwiched between 3 of my beloved guys! What a lucky girl I was that night.
Kap is happy. Nakalusot na naman sya ng date sakin! :P
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