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Monday, February 28, 2011

Beurre Blanc, Resorts World

Our station's news and current affairs department recently held a trade event for its advertisers, and the event was held at Resorts World Manila. The place is a bit too far south for me, but I actually enjoy going there as long as I don't have to drive. My colleagues Chi, Cheryl, Paul, and I went there together in a company van, so none of us could complain about the driving distance (and make it an excuse for a no-show).

On our way to the venue, we were not sure as to where exactly we were to proceed, so Paul called the event's organizer, whom we fondly call Lola May. There was a bit of (amusing) confusion as to where she said we should go. Because of the loud music where Lola May was, what came over the phone line was "Just proceed to Bear Brand for dinner". We were all wondering where this was. The grocery??? After a bit of time, we finally figured out that she had actually said proceed to "Beurre Blanc". After that was sorted out, we made our way to this wine bar.

The event hadn't started yet, so we all joined some of our news anchors who had arrived earlier at the restaurant. Beurre Blanc was one of several places at Resorts World that Lola May had coordinated with to provide food for the event. I was glad we were eating there, I'd been planning to eat there especially after I learned that the restaurant was from the same group as Le Souffle.

Beurre Blanc had a set menu for those of us from the station. I was hoping that they had pescetarian choices for me, given that it was a pre-prepared menu, and thankfully, they did. The meal started off with their Beurre Blanc salad, which had shrimp and scallops.

Beurre Blanc Salad

For their main course, they had a surf and turf offering of steak and fish, so I just told the server to leave out the beef for me. The fish was enough to make me full (My colleagues were probably stuffed with the steak alone), though I thought it a bit salty. I asked the server what the name of the fish dish was, but he said it wasn't on the menu. He told me that if I wanted to order it again, to just say I want the garoupa (or grouper).


The dessert they served us was very sweet, just the way I like it. I believe it was called "Sticky Toffee", but don't quote me on that. I don't remember its exact name, just that it was a perfect way to offset the saltiness of the fish. It had the denseness and texture of brownies, of which I am a big fan.

Sticky Toffee??

After the meal, we went to the trade event, which was held right outside Beurre Blanc, in the area encircled by the restaurants. As the place was packed, we had to stand to watch the program. It was actually a good way to burn off the calories that we had consumed at dinner. I didn't mind standing, first, because I was wearing comfortable shoes; and second, because it made me feel less guilty about the richness of what I had eaten.

The program was over in around two hours. All the preparation of Lola May and her team paid off. Although I have to say that the highlight of the evening for me was dinner at Beurre Blanc. I want to go back to try their wine selections, as well as other things that looked interesting on their menu.

Beurre Blanc Wine Bar
Operating Hours:Daily, 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 a.m.
2nd Floor Newport Mall
Resorts World Manila
Pasay City, Philippines
Tel No:(+632) 836 4342/ (+632) 659 4020


Jan said...

G, I agree with you. Food there is pretty salty. Didn't like it that much. Republiq cafe's food is better, i think :D

Kristine Roa said...

Hi!! We are going to Manila on the first weekend of May. We would love to check out this place. I think my mom got herself a membership at Resorts World and I hear they have so many restos to go to. Where else is good food in Resorts World? :)


Alex A. said...

Hi Kristine! I've only eaten at one other place there, Cafe Republiq, which I do recommend. :-)