BLACK BIRD: Elegantly Delicious!

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BlackBird will definitely get you hooked with its elegance, charming atmosphere and good food!

Working near Ayala Triangle has a lot of perks, especially when it comes to various dining selections. Makati city, being the Central Business District in the Philippines, is considered to be one of the best places to go to, if you want to find great food and stunning restaurant decors. And speaking of great tasting food in the heart of Makati, there is one restaurant that you should definitely give a try – it’s Black Bird Restaurant at the Nielson Tower.

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Since its official launch last 2014, Chef Colin Mackay (of People’s Palace Thai) has definitely set the standards for fine dining restaurants in the Philippines. With its classical look, entering Black Bird feels like going to your very first prom, with a very handsome date (or cute?). The pavement leading to a beautiful arched glass door has a very charming feel, synonymous to grandeur. The front yard were designed with perfectly trimmed hedges, that complements the restaurant’s keen attention to detail.

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Once inside, you will be greeted by hospitable restaurant clerks that will lead you to your reserved table. On a side note, it is very much recommended to book a table at least 45 minutes before your expected time of arrival, for a hassle-free experience. Once they have found your table, they will automatically serve you with a cold glass of water, as you go through their menu. It would also be great to know that they have different menus for day time and night time, both of course are very appetizing. Black Bird also serves as an escape from the hustle and bustle world of Makati, with their deliciously brewed coffee for as low as Php 100 (Americano).

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My friends and I usually go to Black Bird during lunch time, since it’s only 5 minutes away from our work place. So for this specific dining, I ordered a Tomato, Red Pepper, Basil and Parmesan Soup (Php 390) as an appetizer, to warm me up after a cold office day. The soup itself is absolutely mouth-watering and appealing, especially by the way its color contrasts the restaurant’s decor. You can see that the place really does put a highlight on their food by the way it was presented, to the way it first touches your lips- delicious!

Black Bird Wagyu Steak by Catching Carla
Black Bird Wagyu Steak : Photo by @CatchingCarla

For the main course, I ordered the all-time Black Bird favorite Dry Rubbed Wagyu Hanger Steak, Mustard Butter and Fries (Php 980). There is a reason why a lot of people loves this particular dish. The meat is tenderly cooked, and finely cut to your favor. The glazed Mustard butter, adds extra dressing to ensure that your meat does not dry out before it enters your mouth. Although I had to say, that the fries needs a bit of extra seasoning, and that they definitely need to add a bit more focus on the sidings to achieve that culinary perfection. But the over-all taste is definitely worth the try.

Blackbird Butterscotch dessert by Catching Carla
Blackbird dessert : Photo by @catchingcarla

And for our last food extravaganza we chose the Burnt Butter and Vanilla Seed Ice Cream, Chocolate Brownie Candied Popcorn, Salted Caramel (Php 480). My friend basically suggested this sundae, and swore upon its tastiness. Truth be told, I was definitely not disappointed! It’s now on my list of top 10 desserts I must eat on my last day on earth. The Pop Corn added a bit of a crunch to an otherwise smooth and refreshing vanilla and burnt butter ice cream, while the brownie gave it a bit of a chewy sensation that allows you to savor its irresistible flavor!

The Black Bird Experience by Catching Carla
The Black Bird Experience by Catching Carla

So there you go, if you are looking for a bit of an afternoon delight, or a romantic-dinner for two, visit Black Bird at Makati Avenue, corner Ayala Avenue, Metro Manila Philippines. Do not forget to make a reservation ahead of time through their contact details listed below. If you are eyeing a fancy restaurant, but don’t know if it’s worth the spend.Leave a message on the comment section below, and I’ll surely make a review for you!

Leave a message on the comment section below, and I’ll surely make a review for you!

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For Reservations and Other Inquiries:

Black Bird 

Address: Nielson Tower, Ayala Triangle Gardens, Salcedo Village, Makati City

Contact Number: (02) 828 4888

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My name is Carla Ramos and I am The Traveling Filipina. I like doing nerdy digital marketing stuff on my laptop and read interesting books - as I sing my way towards my next destination. I also believe that cats are meant to be cuddled, chocolates are meant to be eaten (by me), and that there is no greater love than FOOD.

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