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Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Weekend Lunch at Olive Tree Kitchen and Bar



Had a catch-up lunch with a good friend and fellow foodie, Jeng, a few weeks ago at this newly-opened restaurant in Bonifacio High Street, Olive Tree Kitchen and Bar

OTKB is owned by Chefs Rob and Sunshine Pengson, who also owns The Goose Station and Hungry Hound. 



It was a packed Saturday for the resto. While waiting for our table, we settled at the bar, which displays an   impressive array of alcoholic drinks. 

For drinks, I ordered Sugarfree Iced Tea (Php 120, refillable) while Jeng had an Amaretto Sour (Php 250). And yes, this was his lunch drink. 


Sugarfree Iced Tea
Amaretto Sour


For antipasti, we tried the Bacon Fat Frites (Php 235), served with parmesan dip.

Bacon Fat Frites

It's one of those comforting dishes that I'd love to gobble up. I have this unconditional love with anything cheesy and bacon-y, and this dish just hits the spot. 

We also had one of their artisan pizzas, Honey, Truffle Oil and Egg (Php 420).

Honey, Truffle Oil and Egg Pizza

The pizza is also topped with parmesan mornay, herb bouquet and black olives. The runny yolk at the center is lovely, and the pizza crust is chewy (although I would prefer the traditional Italian thin crust). However, it lacked the flavor from the truffle oil, that we were only able to catch a hint of it. The honey was almost non existent as well. 

We ordered Crispy Pork Belly (Php 550) for our mains.


Crispy Pork Belly

The Crispy Pork Belly has apple & raisin glaze, chicken liver parfait and poached apples on top of mountain rice. The meat was impressively tender, and the glaze blends well with the pork and rice as you chew it. Jeng would have wanted the skin to be crispier, but I thought this one was cooked well. A must-try when you visit OTKB. 

The last dish to arrive was the interestingly named Sopranos Sunday Gravy (Php 430).

Sopranos Sunday Gravy

It is Spaghetti and Meatballs with Oxtail and Tripe & Bone Marrow and Chicken Liver. I didn't know why it was named such, but it didn't reach my expectations. Or maybe I just expected too much. 

Overall, OTKB is a recommended chill place with its homey ambiance. The service was satisfactory, and the food was impressive. I would love to go back to try the other antipasti and main dishes. 

Check out Jeng's OTKB review here.

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Olive Tree Kitchen & Bar
Bonifacio High Street,
9th Avenue,
Bonifacio Global City,
Taguig City
Twitter: @OTKB_bhs 

14 comments:

  1. Sounds interesting. I've tried Chef Rob and Chef Sunshine's food before, during an event that they catered. I remember that the food was pretty good, yummy enough to spike my curiosity about Olive Tree. Adding this place now to my must-try restaurant list. :)

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    1. Let me know if you liked it, Patricia. :)

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  2. Thank you for sharing this. I would bring my friends here next time! I would love to try the Bacon Fat Frite, sounds so unhealthy, but I know that's yummy! Haha

    and yes, the Sopranos Sunday Gravy too! :)

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  3. I have not been to any of the new restaurants that opened in BGC. The area is too far from me. I will keep this restaurant in mind when I visit the area, the food looks sumptuous!

    xoxo
    MrsMartinez

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    1. I seldom go to BGC nowadays as well, but I do hope you'll visit Olive Tree soon. :)

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  4. They look yummy! I must remember to visit this resto when i get to swing by the BGC.

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    1. Hope you'll visit this place as well, Jaja. :)

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  5. The place looks packed! I bet the menu is pretty good! :)

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    1. I want to try more of their antipasti! :)

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  6. Grabe! There are just too many restos here now. I really don't know where to start anymore. =)

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  7. It was already past 12.. so definitely it was afternoon.... :D :D :D and the drink wasn't that strong anyway... hahahahaha!! ... Yes I am defensive.. ! LOL! LOL! .. arghhh why are unhealthy food the best? Whyyyy? hehehe :D :D :D Until next time dear :D

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    1. Super defensive. hahaha. See you again soon! :)

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