Gourmet Bar by Novotel
Novotel Manila, General Aguinaldo Ave. cor. General McArthur Ave., Araneta Center, Quezon City, Metro Manila
- 3 Reviews
- 30 Recommend
- 3 Reviewers
- Business Hours
- Open 24 Hours
More Business Info
- Parking Lot
Most Recent Reviews
I’ve officially moved back home! Manila, I have missed you, your consistent hustle and bustle and your continuously growing food scene! It truly was the best the best first day back having an eat-up in another one of Novotel Manila’s F&B outlets. This time, Team K was treated to a wonderful dining experience in their lobby restaurant, Gourmet Bar.
Gourmet Bar operates 24/7, serving ala carte International cuisine. They take pride in their sustainable farm to table food, and it really translates in the flavors of their creations. Everything we had was absolutely amazing! The proteins were perfectly cleaned and cooked, the veggies were all crisp and the seafood taste sweet and fresh.
1.) Sun-Kissed Fizz (Gourmet Cocktail)
There were two beverages served but I only tried this one, because after one sip I fell in love with it. Hahaha It had mango juice, calamansi juice, mint leaves and lemonade. It was very refreshing and very delicious! The citrusy flavor was well balanced with the sweetness and the freshness of the mint leaves. It was a really good beverage as it pairs well to all the food served to us.
2.) Norwegian Smoked Salmon and Avruga Caviar
Served with chives buffalo mozzarella garnished with crispy sweet potato
This was amazing! Every bite was bursting with flavors! The fish tasted so fresh, so plump it was almost sweet. The sauce and the caviar was divine, and the cheese mousse went so well with the salmon. The kamote crisp gave the dish a nice contrast in texture and a balance of flavor. I could easily finish an order of this all by myself!
3.) Homemade Bocconcini and Organic Cherry Tomatoes
Marinated cherry tomato and mozzarella with truffle-basil pesto and aged balsamic soil
This was great too! It may appear very simple, but it was actually very flavorful! The balsamic soil in particular was the bomb! It was light and hearty at the same time. The cherry tomatoes they used tasted so fresh, juicy and new.
4.) Scallop & champagne velouté
This was fantastic! It was thick soup exploding with the fresh flavor of scallop in every spoonful. It was very well manifested they only use the best of ingredients because the scallop was so fresh that its sweetness was very pronounced. The soup was good enough to enjoy with a cup of rice actually or a warm bread roll. Omygosh, it was love in a bowl.
5.) Pizza lunga bresaola con rucola e grana
If we weren’t eating so much food, I probably would have had more than a slice of this pizza. This was actually very good! I liked that the crust was quite thick but still very light and airy. I liked that they did not scrimp on toppings either. Sooo good!
6.) Black linguine with crab paste
Homemade black pasta, with talangka paste, locally farmed rocket, and crispy Maya-Maya cubes
OMG, this was amazing and one of my favorites too! (Take note, I really couldn’t pick just one favorite because everything we had was absolutely delicious!) The consistency of the pasta was perfectly al dente. The talangka paste was to die for, I think I can enjoy the sauce with a cup of steamed white rice. The fish was sooooo good! The dish was wonderfully seasoned, and the ingredients they used were again fresh. They have their own farm, kudos to their sustainable food.
7.) Beef Caldereta slider
With red onion, gherkins and organic Baguio lettuce on pandesal
Just ansarap! I loved this so much, I told myself I will only take a bite since there was so much more food to try. But I couldn’t help it hahaha I finished one slider. It was soooo gooooood!!! The meat was tender and the sauce was excellent! It was like a Pinoy sloppy Joe, and I absolutely love it!
8.) Chef’s double burger
Minced pure grass fed beef topped with Comté cheese, fried eschalots, bacon, organic grown tomato and romain lettuce served in pandesal
This was great too! I liked that the texture of the patties were all so juicy and tender. The burger was very well seasoned, and I liked that they used the very Pinoy pandesal as the bread. They toast the bread with butter too, it gave the burger more awesomeness!
9.) Gambas al ajillo
Prawns from Roxas in garlic, bio olive oil, chili and sweet paprika served with garlic bread
Again another winner among the dishes served to us! The prawns were so plump and the sauce was absolutely delicious! It was spicy and garlicky with just the perfect amount of sweetness from the fresh prawns.
10.) Churros, 2 ways
With vanilla ice cream and chocolate sauce
It was the best way to end the meal. There’s always room for dessert. The ice cream they used was also available in their ice cream shop in the lobby. I’ll write about that separately because our gracious host even let us choose more flavors. The churros was great. It was crispy on the outside but still creamy and just a tad undercooked on the inside. It was actually really good!
They also served us a couple of Indian items that aren’t on the menu, but may very well be served as a special request. Novotel Manila really takes pride of their Indian chef, and I must say he deserves it. His food is authentic and definitely delicious. We were fortunate enough to enjoy another batch of his wonderful cheese naan!
Visit Gourmet Bar today! Definitely a must visit! Good times with Team K! ️ Christina R Kristin A Sandy P Jayson J EJ B (thanks again for styling the table for a flatlay)
***Note: This was a sponsored event of Novotel for Team Kaladkarin.
- No. of Comments: 7
- No. of Likes: 12 Likes
Happiness is only real when shared with your loved ones. Beating the summer heat with my family with this outrageous ice cream sharing bowl last Sunday after hubby was confined to the hospital. Cooling down with this Gourmet Bar's "LE MONT GOURMAND ". 15 scoops of their house ice cream topped with macarons, nuts, mixed berry coulis, chocolate syrup, caramel sauce and whipped cream. Enjoyed this dessert treat with my loved ones especially the Ferrero ice cream scoop flavor .
You can bought this overloaded ice cream at Gourmet bar inside the Novotel Hotel. It cost 999 nett. The chairs and tables were very modern and the service was fast. Good thing also they have wifi connection.
Sorry but I failed to conquer the Le Mont Gourmand,I'm almost done. It's like MAN VS FOOD that time. And Food won .
I recommend this especially when your in a large group , it's a good deal
- No. of Comments: 14
- No. of Likes: 18 Likes
I loved it.
- No. of Comments: 3
- No. of Likes: 2 Likes