By Sol Vanzi
One Bonifacio High Street (One BHS)is the in place for food lovers who enjoy the convenience of a wide and exciting selection of dining outlets serving an eclectic mix of dishes from many continents all under one roof.
We discovered this recently during an exclusive food tour with select members of the media, savoring gastronomic surprises within Bonifacio High Street’s new block.
The media tour covered eight dining outlets, each of which has gained a strong and steady following among One BHS Mall regulars who come to the place to enjoy great meals while bonding with family and friends.
To kick off the tour, we gathered at Malongo Atelier Barista, which serves French premium organic coffee especially roasted, ground, and brewed in its premium coffee machines.
Our next stop was Wolfgang’s Steakhouse, where we were awed by a menu top-billed by sizzling USDA Prime Porterhouse steak, dry-aged onsite for an average of 28 days, and cooked in a 1,500-degree Fahrenheit broiler. Other popular entrees are the ribeye, filet mignon, and grilled salmon. We had our fill of gigantic Porterhouse Steak with traditional creamed spinach and mashed potatoes on the side.
Each dining outlet gained a strong and steady following among One BHS Mall regulars who come to the place to enjoy great meals while bonding with family and friends
Our colorful sugar rush was at Emack&Bolio, the Boston rock and roll-inspired ice-cream house known for its fun flavors such as Serious Chocolate Addiction, Deep Purple Chip, Grasshopper Pie, and Space Cake served in huge cones covered with Oreos, Fruit Loops, Rice Krispies, dark chocolate, or Coco Pops. We were all like little kids licking and comparing flavors and toppings.
For an elegant change of pace, we had traditional Japanese fare at Botejyu, a restaurant based in Osaka, which specializes in hearty servings of delicious kosoba, okonomiyaki, takoyaki, ramen, and teppan dishes—all cooked to perfection using only the freshest ingredients.
Moving on, our group went to Chateau 1771 for a gastronomical journey featuring French, Swiss, and Italian treats crafted by Chef Vicky Pacheco. I have followed the restaurant since its first outlet opening in Malate in 1988, and I am glad it continues its colorful history while pushing for contemporary flavors.
For starters, we relished the sumptuous Antipasto Platter with prosciutto crudo, smoked duck breast, parma ham and cheese croquetas, and more. Another crowd favorite is Potence, grilled beef tenderloin hung on metal hooks and flambéed with brandy.
Next stop was La Picara, which offers a rich selection of modern Spanish tapas, such as the sinful meloso rice served in bone marrow, beef tenderloin tartare, or grilled pulpo (octopus). A selection of paellas, made with Spanish mainstays such as fideus (pork knuckles) and soft shell crab, was impossible to resist.
Mouthwatering Japanese-Peruvian fusion cuisine—light, fresh, and tasty—surprised us at Nikkei Nama Bar. We shared tender Iberico pork ribs and rice bowls washed down with Sapporo beer and sake from the bar, which has a wide selection of wines and liquors.
To top off the dining spree, we went to M Bakery, New York City’s renowned Magnolia Bakery. Its shelves were bursting with heavenly cupcakes in different flavors, as well as its signature banana pudding and a stunning range of cakes and cheesecakes.
Foodies, gourmands, and all who love good food definitely will find everything they love at One Bonifacio High Street.
Tags: Antipasto Platter, dining, Emack&Bolio, M Bakery, Malongo Atelier Barista, New Gastronomic Oasis, Nikkei Nama Bar, One Bonifacio High Street, Sol Vanzi, USDA Prime Porterhouse, Vicky Pacheco, Wolfgang’s Steakhouse