My night life has been dead for quite some time. And I haven't been to any bar places in a long time until recently when I went with my friend Yedylicous to the opening of Madison's Bistro Moderne at EDSA Shangrila Hotel. A posh place not only for drinking but for fine dining as well. Well, since my tolerance for alcohol has gone way down since I got pregnant, I can't really say much about the drinks. But my friend Gerry of Dude4Food seemed to enjoy it. The food? Pretty special.
The place is actually not that big but it's very formal and stylish with silver and gray tones
The center black wall panels and black minimal chandelier add a nice formal touch. I imagine this would be a nice first date type of place if you want to impress a girl. Anyway, moving on to food ...
I would have to say that my favorite for the night was an appetizer. The Speck and Goat Cheese Mousse (P 550) is to live for!
The Confit Pork Belly (P 450) was also very flavorful and obviously has a generous amount of fat. Richie would have loved this. The pork belly is very tender and baked to perfection. And underneath it is a soft bed of potato gratin, and some balsamic lentils with thyme jus.
The Braised Lamb Shank (P 750) looked sexy as well. Very tender and moist. Another dish that's right up my husband's alley. Served on a bed of mashed potatoes with baby veggies on the side.
Everyone was raving about this Pistachio Crusted Black Cod Fish (P650) so I tried it. But for some reason it was just okay for me. It wasn't bad but it wasn't as good as I expected.
Here are the other dishes my seatmates ordered. I wasn't able to try it because migraine and tiredness from the long day got in the way:
Grilled Angus Beef Tenderloin (P 950/200g)
Foie Gras Ballotine (P 350)
Angus Dry-Aged Ribeye (P 1,680/300g)
The rest of Madison Bistro's Menu:
Thank you so much to Yedy for making me your plus one! :-)
Madison's Bistro is located at Ground floor of EDSA SHANGRILA HOTEL. Follow them on their facebook page: Madison's Bistro Moderne