Monday, 12 December 2011

Spices: Chelsea Market and Cafe

Known to be one of the better restaurants in Serendra, I had high expectations. The market/cafe has a simple and casual vibe, at the center they were selling different kinds of food stuff. But most people came here to dine and no to buy.

Chelsea Market and Cafe

Inside Chelsea

Upon being seated, a plate of warm sliced Focaccia bread with a vinaigrette dip was served. What made the complimentary starter extra special was the whole roasted garlic that came with it. We just had to  asked for another round of this starter.

Complimentary Focaccia Bread

The Portobello Mushroom Confit was presented beautifully, the mushroom was topped with Arugula and slices of Parmesan cheese. There were Cherry Tomatoes encased in Pesto with drizzle of reduced Balsamic vinegar around the plate.


Portobello Mushroom Confit - Php395

Not only did it looked nice, it also tasted great. The usual combination of all the flavors complimented each other really well.

Portobello Mushroom

The Truffled Three Mushroom Pasta tasted satisfactory. The pasta was al dente though I wanted more truffle oil atop of the creamy sauce. The mushroom bits were not enough to make the dish complete, I wish they added more of it.

Truffled Three Mushroom Pasta - Php495

The Crispy Duck Confit and Mushroom Risotto was absolutely divine. Every part of this dish was cooked perfectly.

Crispy Duck Confit and Mushroom Risotto - Php575

The duck's skin was deliciously crunchy and the meat was moist and tender. The meat has the fall-off-the-bone feel, I didn't even use my knife. The liver sauce was thick and it complimented the duck so well.


Duck Confit

The Mushroom Risotto was cooked exactly the way I liked it. Creamy, flavorful and it still has a little bite to it.Making Risotto is not an easy task, ive tasted Risotto from different restos and most of them failed to give me what i want. Chelsea's Mushroom Risotto definitely became one of my favorites.


Mushroom Risotto

After dining here, my high expectations was absolutely met. I'm looking froward to coming back and dining here again.(and again)



Chelsea Market and Cafe
Address: Ground Flr. Serendra Piazza, Mc Kinley Parkway,
               Fort Bonifacio, Taguig City, Metro Manila
Tel No:   (02) 909-7011




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