Thursday, July 2, 2015

Table for Two: Ninyo Fusion Cuisine & Wine Lounge

As much as I love eating good food, I hesitate dining in super fancy places especially when I have to splurge… a lot. But I get to score great deals from sites like Deal Grocer and Cash Cash Pinoy at times. A few months back, I did with a 47% off deal for a romantic dinner for two in Ninyo. I bought it in an instant as I wanted to go somewhere romantic with R.

Hello, Ninyo Fusion Cuisine and Wine Lounge!
It was a rainy day when we decided to visit Ninyo. I had a private gazebo reserved (for an extra romantic vibe) and I got worried that the rain will ruin our dinner but I was surprised with the fantastic service of the staff. The servers approached us with umbrellas and made sure that we are dry and comfortable.

The set-up was perfect. There were rose petals everywhere.
First served were a few slices of warm bread and butter and it sure hit the spot. The bread was soft and delicious! Too bad I was too hungry to take a photo of it.
Next served were the Wasabi Fried Oyster Tempura and it was good. Wait, scratch that. It was awesome! R loved it too. The starter sure did set the bar high. I loved the contrast of the soft oysters and the crunchy tempura batter. The balsamic citrus mayo dressing with red lumpfish caviar made it even more interesting.
The Nori Pumpkin Soup was pretty good too. I loved the creamy texture and the sweet yet salty taste.
It was difficult to eat the Yuzu Sorbet. R and I decided to eat it straight from the ceramic spoon/plate. It was very refreshing though. 

For the mains, R opted to get the Beef Salpicao Teppan Style while I chose the Honey Glazed Grilled Salmon.
The Beef Salpicao was tender and flavorful. I liked the hint of garlic. The fried quail eggs were deadly though.
I loved my Honey Glazed Grilled Salmon. The sweet citrus miso sauce added flavor to the lovable grilled salmon. The mashed potatoes made the dish filling and the grilled asparagus and dried tomato added texture.

Now for desserts
The Crème Brulee had the nice caramelized sugar on top and the inside was soft and smooth yet not mushy.
The Mango Pavlova had ice cream on it and given that it was quite humid, it was collapsing in less than 5 minutes after it was served. But it was good too!
The dinner includes a love lock!  
The total bill for two was PHP3,550 but I got it for just PHP1,699 (exclusive of service charge). Not bad for a wonderful dinner. The best part was R loved it.

Ninyo Fusion Cuisine & Wine Lounge is located at 66 Esteban Abada Street, Loyola Heights, Quezon City.  Contact them at 0917 530 25 80 to reserve.

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