More Food Thoughts from 2011

Thursday, January 19, 2012

I didn’t have any plans of posting a year end blog. I did however look back on foodie adventures and realized that for great and terrible reasons, there were restaurants I didn’t blog about. I still wanted to give my short and sweet 2 cents about them so here goes.

Bistro Vignette

Have you been to Pages Deli in Shangi-la Mall? If you haven’t you should go! It’s a small deli with insanely scrumptious food. So when Vignette opened in my neighborhood I was extremely excited because it came from the same people behind Pages Deli. Vignette’s prices are more affordable than Pages but the food was also less fabulous than Pages. I wanted Vignette to be extraordinary but sadly it was unremarkable.


You all know that I am a carnivore. I was the one who insisted to my friends that we try out Chimara because of their reputation for great tasting healthy food. Their presentation was impeccable but we were all disappointed when we started our meal. My meatless taco salad was way too sweet and the flavor profiles of the other dishes we tried did not register well with us. Perhaps next time, we should order something more familiar.

Draft Gastropub

Draft occupies the space of former Cafeteria in the Fort. It’s known for its extensive selection of beers and a menu that compliments it. I found the menu a bit pricey, food relatively good and the service absolutely horrible. It took forever for our dishes to get to our table. We ordered our dessert and after 25 minutes it was nowhere in sight. We asked for our bill and the dessert we never saw or ate was in our bill. We asked for it to be removed and the server said they couldn’t because it was on its way out. Fine. 5-10 minutes have passed and we still didn’t get it. It eventually arrived with no apologies from our server. We informed the manager about the situation and again he didn’t offer any apology. Even with good food and friends, I won’t be egging my friends to come back here. I went back a second time with my cousins (not my pick) and the service was a tad faster.


With its relaxing and sophisticated interiors, I’m happy to report that 2nds in the Fort serves exceptional food to match. For my Mom’s birthday, we ordered 6 dishes to celebrate. Everything we ordered had a distinct taste and everyone in our table had his/her own favorite. This is another case of me enjoying the meal too much to want to blog about it. Be warned though; expect to shell out some moolah if you dine here.

Naci Comfort Food & Dessert Bar

I needed a kid friendly dinner place that had a nice ambiance and fantastic food for my barkada’s Christmas tradition. We visited Naci Comfort Food & Dessert Bar in Greenhills to try out a new place. I was very happy with the dishes we ordered and their presentation. I was too full to try their famous desserts so I swore to come back for more.

B&T Mexican Kitchen

I feel about B & T the same way as how I feel about Tootsie’s – it’s one of my faves so I prefer eating and enjoying than taking notes of my thoughts. Haha Whenever I have a massive Mexican craving, I head to B & T Mexican Kitchen. Their prices may look hefty but it’s simply because their servings are generous and they use quality ingredients. The owner remembers me as a regular at “the other Mexican restaurant” and was glad we found our way to B & T.

* Additional photos from Rissa Cortez and Tin Samson.

Bistro Vignette
Ruby Road, Ortigas Park, Ortigas Center, Pasig 1605   

4th Floor Greenbelt 3, Paseo de Roxas cor. Legaspi St., Ayala Center, Makati City

Draft Gastropub
Unit C, The Fort Entertainment Center, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig

2nd Floor, Wumaco Building 1, Quadrant 3, 9th Ave, Bonifacio High Street, Taguig

Naci Comfort Food & Dessert Bar
2/F Fox Square Bldg. Connecticut St. Greenhills, San Juan City

B&T Mexican Kitchen
368 Sekai Center, Ortigas corner Madison street, Greenhills, San Juan City
0917-8126218; 02-9751850

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