Monday, January 26, 2015

Restaurant Love: Duck & Buvette

Shangri-La Plaza Mall is one of my favorite malls but lately, I don’t feel like visiting the place. Yes, I don’t. It’s because there are no new restaurants. *insert sad music here for the foodie* We always end up visiting the restaurants we’ve been to and order something else. But when I’m with my family, they always order the same thing. *insert another sad music here*

Hello again, Duck & Buvette!
I have nothing against D&B so it was okay for me to eat there. And luckily, they have new dishes!

Duck & Buvette now serves dishes like Mustard Rabbit (PHP440) and Braised Frog Legs with Herby Breadcrumbs (PHP280) which made the exotic foodie in me excited. But… those were not available when we visited.  So, we ordered the following instead: Grana Padano Cheese with Quezon Wild Honey (PHP190), D&B Crispy Half Duck Confit (PHP980) and the family favorite, and the 8 Hour Angus Briskets (PHP370).
First served were the slices of cheese with honey. Okay, confession time. Cheese with honey was something new to me. And oh boy! I felt bad that I discovered it after two decades! I love the contrast of the tanginess of the cheese and the sweetness of the honey. (P.S. I just discovered yogurt and honey combination recently. I used to put maple syrup but since we were out, I tried honey and it was better!)
The angus briskets were served next and it was still as yummy as before. (Click here to read my review about this dish.)

And finally, the in demand duck confit.
The skin sure was crispy… and oily. I guess the duck fat was really something else. The flesh was juicy and it had a lighter texture. My mom loved the tangy whole grain mustard and the reduced balsamic sauce. The duck went amazingly well with the ratatouille duck rice.

I can’t wait for D&B to serve the rabbit stew and braised frog legs on my next visit. I’ve never had rabbit before so that will be something to look forward to.

Duck & Buvette is located at 2nd floor, Shangri-La Plaza Mall Main Hall, Mandaluyong City.

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