With so many new restaurants opening here in the metro, one new resto sets itself apart from others. A must-try and must-visit is Madison's Bistro Moderne.
The minimalist interiors of the main dining area - simple yet elegant, classy yet comfortable.
Who can go wrong with dishes especially prepared by international chefs who completely understand the discriminating palates of Filipinos? Heading the team is Executive Chef Giovanni Sias who has over 25 years of experience in the kitchen and has a flair for combining international menu with innovative cuisine.
Chef de Cuisine, Hylton Le Roux, who began his culinary career in the UK by winning a junior chef competition and trained under well-renowned Michelin-star chefs Gordon Ramsey and Heston Blumenthal, is also on the team.
Of course, the food is exceptional! This Mixed Green Salad (
P295) with caramelized pear, beet root, tomatoes, Gorgonzola Cheese and walnuts in white Balsamic dressing, has everything I wanted in a salad - sweetness, flavor and texture.
Speck and Goat Cheese Mousse (
P550) with Truffle scent and Apple Mustard Chutney is a standout! It melted in my mouth and began to dance in my tongue...so good, you must try this! (FYI, Speck is a North Italian Smoked Prosciutto, commonly made in Trentino Region.)
For the weight watchers, they have Homemade Spaghetti Chitarra with Vongole and extra virgin olive oil (
P480) in suitable al-dente-ness.
The Braised Lamb Shank (
P750) was cooked to perfection. I could never ask for more!
You gotta have room for dessert because desserts are heavenly! Warm Peanut Butter and Chocolate Fondant with Salted Caramel and Chantilly (
P250), with just the right sweetness, is one of our favorites.
Madison's Bistro Moderne Menu...
Check out their complete menu HERE.
Even if you have your favorite dishes already, they still come up with new and exciting dishes (and new favorites) with Chef Sais' Daily Specials.
There's also an exclusive room which can accommodate 8-12 diners who want to enjoy the luxuries of a customized degustation menu specially prepared for you and your group.
Next door is Madison's Deli offering wines, freshly baked breads, sandwiches, cold cuts, cheeses, pasta, sauces, and other deli items for take out - a must-visit!
Madison's Bistro Moderne is located at:
One Garden Way, Shangri-La Place, Ortigas Center
Mandaluyong City (adjacent to Edsa Shangri-la Hotel)
LIKE them on facebook.com/MADISONSBISTRO
Note: Some photos were grabbed from Madison's Bistro Moderne FB page.