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.

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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

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NestMNL

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

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

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What we had. APPETIZERS:
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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.

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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.

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

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

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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

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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

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

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

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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.

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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. ;)
THE SWEET ENDINGS:
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Chocolate Textures 200 php. Layers of Chocolate Marquise and Fudge Brownies with a touch of Rasberry Coulis and topped with thinly sliced fresh Strawberries.

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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.

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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.
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Kap is happy. Nakalusot na naman sya ng date sakin! :P
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