Restaurant Review: Stella and Rocket Room at Bonifacio High Street (+ a Giveaway)
Published on December 02, 2014
I got the chance to try Stella for the first time through the invitation of Aldous. I have been working in BGC for almost three years, but I never really had the chance to try the restaurants on that side of Bonifacio High Street Central. I don’t know why, but I have already been to most of the restaurants in the opposite side. Isn’t that weird? So I guess Stella will forever hold the prestige of being the first. Haha!
Stella is another venture of Raintree Restaurants, the same company that brought us restaurants like Saboten, MoMo Café and Simple Lang, to name a few. I love Saboten and MoMo Café, so my hopes went beyond the ceiling after I learned about it. Beside Stella is Rocket Room which is also a part of Raintree. Our hosts were so generous to let us try some items from Rocket Room’s menu. How lucky am I to try two restaurants that day for the first time? Guests can actually order from both restaurants. Talk about hitting two birds with one stone! =)
I love the simple and cozy interiors of Stella. It’s not that big, making it perfect for intimate gatherings, even romantic dates with your special someone! There are more seats outside. I’m guessing these are perfect for those big groups who are up for an all-nighter of drinking and chatting.
Our hosts welcomed us with one of their bestsellers – Crispy Pork Belly Chips! Thou shalt not underestimate these tiny creatures. The chef told us that they brine the pork belly for 24 hours, braised for an hour before it hits the deep fryer! What a tedious process just to give Stella’s diners the satisfaction of munching on these crunchy treats. Pair it with the sukang pinakurat, and you’ll definitely go crazy over it. It was the perfect way to jumpstart the night!
We also got to try Pesto Seafood & Vegetables Pizza. Topped generously with prawns, crab meat, salmon, broccoli and cauliflower, this will surely be a hit to the seafood lovers and health buffs. I was initially having second thoughts in giving this a try. Because if you’re an avid reader of this blog, then you probably know that fish is my least favorite among the members of the food chain. Haha! I really have this weird and almost bionic nose, so I don’t like the smell of fish. But surprisingly, I finished a slice of this pizza. I’m guessing that the citrusy flavor of the lemon and the sweetness of the dill erased all the fishy smell and taste.
Thanks to those who joined the Stella and Rocket Room giveaway! Congratulations, @edelweiss_19! Sorry, I don’t know how to pronounce your name so I just said Mrs. Mabalay-Techo. I hope I didn't mispronounce that, too! Hahaha! Don't worry, guys! Another giveaway is coming your way. Watch out!!! :-) jerelltabenoja.com
Congratulations, Edelweiza Mabalay-Techo! =)