August 20, 2010
Two veterans in the food business have decided there is no reason why fine dining should be the privilege of a select few.
Larry Cortez and chef Mauro Arjona Jr., pioneers of Le Soufflé, who worked with Billy King to setup Voulez Vous now French Corner in Alabang, and the pair behind Duo at Serendra that draws the likes of the Madame, Imelda Romualdez Marcos, found the right spot for their “total innovation of fine-dining cuisine”- Chefs’ Quarter.
Another food discovery in SM Megamall Atrium is Chefs’ Quarter which we’ve been eying for some time now. We dig the concept of having the elegance of fine dining within a mall.
His: Tessie Tomas Salad Php295. Combination of roasted prawns, marinated salmon and grilled shiitake mushrooms with mesclun salad in a creamy balsamic dressing.
A mainstay on the menu and definitely an attention-grabber named after the Imeldific’s occasional alter ego. And my B always just got to try the best-seller. *wink*
Their servings are huge and good enough to share for two people. In fact, although we were famished, we were not able to finish everything and we had to take it home. But I love love the braised and grilled beef. And I bet there are a whole other good stuff in the menu that’s waiting to be enjoyed.
Chefs’ Quarter Brasserie & Wine Bar’s menu may seem not for ordinary diners, even when they feel like treating themselves to a nice meal. But, with several main courses available for less than P400, it may be just the place for occasional indulgences and celebratory meals.
3/L The Atrium, SM Megamall, EDSA
Phone Number: 401-3658
Photo credits: Brian Sahagun