5 (Sat) March 2016
Vol-Au-Vent de Poulet et aux Champignons des Bois
-BGC, Taguig City-
TERSP. Try Every Restaurant in Serendra Piazza. When the family moves to Manila in a few months, we’re looking to live in the One Serendra condominium complex. The complex includes a mini-mall (“Piazza”) dedicated primarily to food and drink, with 21 restaurants. Whereas TERSP is fully conceived to be a family project once they’re here, I’m getting a head-start. In contrast to the negative net returns on similar projects conducted by myself in Ermite/Malate, I’m optimistic that The Fort — one of the country’s poshest neighborhoods, where food is taken seriously — won’t disappoint us.
Each restaurant is categorized and listed in order of preference based on the overall dining experience, including the quality of all dishes tried, cost, service, cleanliness, ambiance, and any other factors that may apply, cumulative through multiple visits (if any).
- (3) Lartizan (7.060 Vol-au-Vent de Poulet…) / 3.5 / French
- (2) Zao Vietnamese Bistro (7.053 Seafood Rice) / 3.25 / Vietnamese
- (1) Sentro 1771 (7.004 Tortang Talong) / 3.0 / Filipino
The masochistically gluttonous “Try Every” series :
- TERRP (…Restaurant in Robinsons Place) — complete — (5.247 KFC : Original Recipe Fried Chicken…)(85)
- TEITY (..Item at Tao Yuan) — complete — (6.095 DONE)(36)
- TERNWPPD (…Restaurant in New World, Pan-Pacific, Diamond) — complete — (6.081 Lobster, Baby.)(10)
- TERSK (…Restaurant in St Kilda) — complete — (5.339 Roasted Squid)(6)
- TEKREM (…Korean Restaurant in Ermita/Malate) — complete — (6.207 Dok + Ok)(45)
- TEIBR (…Item at Bistro Remedios) — cancelled — (see most recently 6.359 Kangkong Lechon)(10)
- TETRITSA (…Thai Restaurant in the International Terminal of Suvarnabhumi Airport) — on-going — (see most recently 6.069 Spicy Stir-Fried Shrimp & Seafood with Basil)(4)
- TERSP (…Restaurant in Serendra Piazza) — on-going — (see most recently 7.053 Seafood Rice)(2)
Though pretty much settled on a specific unit already, I made a final scouting trip to check out a few more places, if only to reconfirm that the top pick remains the best choice for us — it is. I hope to sign the lease next week.
Stuck around afterwards for an early dinner, like last time (see most recently 7.053 TERSP 2).
Vol-au-vent is a form of French pastry. Specifically puff pastry — the term literally means “to fly (vol) in the (au) wind (vent)” — baked into a tube, stood vertically like a cup, typically filled with meat or fish in cream sauce. Attributed to Marie-Antoine Carême, a master of haute cuisine from the early 19th century.
Lartizan’s vol-au-vent was great. Fluffy and crispy pastry, buttery yet not too sweet. Tender pieces of chicken breast, woodsy mushrooms, delicate cream sauce. Light yet substantive, my kind of dish. The kids would love this, too.