A few Saturdays ago, my husband and I dined at Le Jardin in The Fort. I’ve actually read reviews about it in the past so I was eager to try it for a proper date night. You all know I’m not really a great food blogger—I’m just a person who happens to like food and who also happens to run a blog. So..well..umm.. that hardly makes me an expert, Hahaha! But just because I like sharing my experiences, I’m giving you guys another quickie rundown review for today.
1. PARIS IN MANILA
I love Paris..and I love MANILA! So having PARIS in MANILA just seems like the perfect combo for me. Le Jardin takes you to France via
airplane elevator all the way to the top of the W Building. The interiors are very French with high ceilings, pretty details and flowers everywhere.
2. DEGUSTATION MENU
I’m glad that more and more restaurants are including proper degustations into their menus. We ordered the 4 course degustation and it was already very filling. For starters, I had the Poached Lobster Salad and Seared Scallops with Truffled Mashed Potatoes (I LOVED THIS!!!) while Patrick had the Fish Soup and Salmon. For our main course, Patrick opted for the famous Beef Cheeks with Foie Gras and I got the Medium-Well Steak with Foie Gras also. The Beef Cheeks were very soft, melted perfectly in my mouth. And of course, the dessert!!!! I had the chocolate lava cake which did not disappoint but Patrick bagged the winner—Gil’s dessert, hayyyy, you have got to order this!
3. WINE AND CHEESE SELECTION
In between courses, we were also treated to a yummy platter featuring their own homemade cheese and also a variety of wines (which they import from France, of course!). For the wine and cheese alone, you should trek to Le Jardin to impress your date!
4. THE VIEW
Located at the Penthouse of the W Building in Bonifacio Global City (next to Black Sheep), this French restaurant has stunning views of the Fort skyline. We dined on a rainy Saturday night and it was spectacular–although, I hear it’s equally charming during the day when the sun shines through their big glass windows. Maybe I should schedule a brunch with my girlfriends here soon!
If you make reservations in advance (0917 8176584), they can allot a parking slot for you inside the W Building which makes it all the more convenient (especially in this crazy weather!). I guess it’s an added perk since the resto of course is a bit pricey 🙂 Although they’re quite flexible when it comes to clothing restrictions, you’d still want to dress up a bit for Le Jardin just because it’s so darn pretty! Having an assigned parking slot not only means convenience for the guys, it also means the ladies can put on sky high heels and not worry about puddles. Win-win for all.
So there, those are my quick 5 reasons why you should try Le Jardin 🙂 Oh and yeah, here are our photos too! Hihihihi! Thanks again to the kind staff of Le Jardin!