We have been to Relish at Ponte twice and both occasions called for a celebratory atmosphere. Located inconspicuously at the Ground Floor of Ponte Salcedo along Valero Street in Makati, it’s easy to miss this restaurant. However, with the number of diners at Relish at Ponte throughout the day, it’s fairly safe to say that word about this restaurant go around effortlessly amongst the Makati crowd.
First thing you will notice when you enter Relish at Ponte is the well thought of design and clean lines of its interiors. The restaurant occupies a small floor area but this is maximized with the skillful spacing and arrangement of its dining tables and chairs. The lights, meanwhile, were neither too harsh nor too soft to create a laidback ambiance. Furthermore, Relish at Ponte gives diners the feeling that they are inside a fine-dining establishment but without the exorbitant costs.
For starters, our favorite at Relish would be the Grilled Caesar Salad. We love this take on the classic Caesar Salad. The grilled vegetables added a smoky flavor that melds well with the rich and creamy dressing of the salad.
We would also order the Wild Mushroom with Truffle Oil Pasta. This dish is an explosion of flavors, every strand of pasta is coated well with rich cream and generous bits of mushroom. What makes this pasta fare extra savory is the truffle oil smothered on top of it. This dish can be a little overwhelming to the palate so it’s best to eat it with something that will cut through its richness.
We also tried the Relish Bistro Steak – slices of succulent tenderloin served with chunky mashed potato, salad, and au jus gravy. The meat is cooked just right and is already scrumptious on its own. Khris and I would always come back to Relish for this.
If you prefer something light, you may also opt for the Relish Roasted Chicken. This is plump half chicken, marinated in garlic cloves, oregano, and infused with lemon. The meat is very fragrant, tender, and moist. It is also served with a side salad, mashed potato, and gravy.
All servings are good for two while price ranges from Php395 to Php650. Service is also fast and efficient, definitely commendable.
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