Published on November 16, 2015
I was pleasantly surprised when I got an email invitation from Janine Mendoza, Marketing Manager of Alchemy Bistro Bar. I told Janine my apprehensions telling her that I might not be able to try out some items from their menu because of my pregnancy. But Janine assured me that they offer a wide array of food choices, even healthy ones, which cater to all kinds of guests, pregnant women like me included! And so one rainy, Saturday afternoon, we had the chance to check out this hot spot at the heart of Makati.
Now, let’s talk about my favorite part of my visit at Alchemy Bistro Bar – the food! Hahahaha! My husband and I were so lucky to have witnessed the extreme generosity of Alchemy’s management. I told them beforehand that I would just be bringing a plus one. Had I known that they would be serving the amount of food that they did, I would have brought the entire Kolokoy Household with me! My husband kept on asking the server when she would stop serving food. =))
One of the things that Janine mentioned to me prior to our visit was their wood-fired pizzas. I am totally fascinated with wood-fired pizzas ever since I first tried it years ago. Its exceptional flavors and distinct texture have always been pleasing to my taste buds. So imagine how my eyes beamed when this beautiful thing arrived to our table!
Alchemy also let us try their Roasted Beetroot Salad. I have always been intrigued with beetroot ever since I saw it in the hands of Rachael Ray, Ina Garten, Guy Fieri and almost all the other Food Network celebrities! Trying it for the first time was a welcomed experience.
I have to warn you, though, that beetroot is not for everybody. Some palates may repel its earthy flavor. I initially didn’t like, but I learned to appreciate its uniqueness. Unfortunately, it wasn’t the same for my husband. Hahaha! I therefore conclude that it’s an acquired taste. Good thing that the salad has cheese, walnuts and apples to balance out the earthy flavor of the beetroot.
Anyway, this has got to be the most fragrant steak I have ever tasted. We could already smell all its crazy goodness even before it arrived to our table. The thickness and tenderness of the steak are both perfect. Cutting it into pieces was simply effortless. The meat is very juicy, too! And the sauce! Oh my, the sauce! The peppercorn sauce is insanely tasty especially as it mixes with the natural juices of the meat!
The natural fats of the salmon mixed with the buttered vegetables were a perfect combination. And let us not forget the mashed potatoes that came with it. Its silky texture makes each bite slips down my throat effortlessly. I think I instantly inhaled it along with all of its creamy goodness!
Alchemy Bistro Bar
4893 Durban St. cor Polaris St.