Have you eaten, fellow foodies!? Hold on tight because we’re about to kick off a taste adventure right in the heart of Makati, where Metronome at The Grand Midori brings the fun of French flavors to the table. So, here’s the deal – I played the hostess with the mostess and whisked my French partner off to a French restaurant – because, let’s face it, he needed a break from my relentless Filipino food escapade (sorry, babe!).
Now, let’s dive into the vibrant atmosphere, check out the wild food choices, give a round of applause to the stellar service, figure out if our wallets are cheering too (or not), share my final thoughts, and tie it all up in a bow of deliciousness. It’s Metronome joyride time!
Ambiance at Metronome, Makati
Imagine this: you stroll into Metronome, and it’s like stepping into the Parisian daydream you never knew you had. The ambiance is as delightful as a stroll along the Seine, with a sprinkle of modern charm. Think Instagram-worthy without the pretentious vibes – chic, yet comfortable. The mix of vibrant colors and cozy nooks strikes the perfect balance between sophistication and laid-back vibes.
The interior design is like a quirky French romance – a little bit vintage, a touch of contemporary, and a whole lot of character. The eclectic art pieces on the walls add a splash of fun to the atmosphere, and the lighting sets the mood for a gastronomic adventure. Whether you’re there for a casual catch-up or a celebration, Metronome’s ambiance is the kind of cool that makes you want to stay awhile.
Let’s talk about the real star of the show – the food at Metronome! It’s not just a menu; it’s like a storybook of French classics with a cool, modern twist and a sprinkle of culinary creativity. We went for the Ala Carte menu during our dinner date. There’s this whole bunch of options staring at us, and guess what? We decided to roll with something I wasn’t too familiar with (I know, right? Talk about a gentleman move, haha).
Foie-Gras-Parfait: A meticulously crafted dish featuring a pate brisee tartlet, complemented by the richness of foie gras. Tamarind and roasted hazelnuts add layers of flavor, creating a well-balanced and sophisticated palate.
Foie Gras: Indulge in the exquisite Foie Gras dish, showcasing pan-seared foie gras accompanied by apricot puree and kabayawa. This creation strikes a balance between decadence and subtle sweetness, appealing to those with a taste for sophisticated flavors.
Lobster Spaghettinni: A culinary masterpiece, the Lobster Spaghettinni showcases butter-poached Maine lobster atop a bed of delicate spaghettini. Accented with salmon roe and prawn beurre monte, this dish combines luxurious ingredients for a harmonious and indulgent dining experience.
Lobster: Presents steamed live marine lobster accompanied by a flavorful ensemble of rouille, calamansi, rice wine sauce, and coraline. This creation promises a fusion of marine flavors, offering a delightful exploration for seafood enthusiasts.
Pork Belly Confit: Featuring cerdo de castana presa, the Pork Belly Confit is a symphony of flavors. Sage, brown butter, endive, garlic-anchovy vinaigrette, and pork jus converge to elevate this dish, providing a savory and well-rounded gastronomic experience.
Halibut: A meticulously crafted ensemble featuring butter-roasted halibut as the star ingredient. Accompanied by onion confit, guanciale, and a flavorful onion broth, this creation promises a harmonious blend of textures and tastes, offering a well-rounded and sophisticated culinary experience.
L’Ultimate: A dessert extravaganza featuring Michel Cluizel La Laguna 70% dark chocolate ganache, mousse, hazelnut dacquoise, and salted caramel cream. The amalgamation of textures and flavors creates a dessert symphony that caters to the discerning palate.
Strawberry: Unfolds as a ciflorette strawberry timbale, accompanied by strawberry consomme and whipped Isigny Sainte-Mere fromage blanc. This creation promises a refreshing and vibrant exploration of strawberry flavors.
Pavlova: A delightful meringue cake, the Pavlova is a confection characterized by whipped egg whites and sugar. Its perfect balance of a light, crisp exterior and a slightly chewy, airy marshmallow-like interior makes it a textural delight for dessert enthusiasts.
Now, let’s talk service – it’s like being pampered by your favorite aunt who happens to be a culinary wizard. The staff at Metronome is not just friendly; they’re the real MVPs of your dining adventure. They’re like foodie fairy godparents, ready to make your wishes come true.
The waitstaff is knowledgeable and approachable, always up for a chat about the menu or a friendly recommendation. Need help choosing the perfect wine to complement your meal? They’ve got you covered. The vibe is relaxed and unpretentious, making you feel like you’re catching up with old friends rather than just ordering a meal.
Let’s talk about the bill – the uninvited guest at every meal, right? So, here’s the deal with Metronome. It’s not your usual budget-friendly restaurant, but hold up, you’re not just shelling out for food; you’re investing in an experience. The prices? Well, they dance in harmony with top-notch ingredients, kitchen creativity, and the overall vibe of the place. Oh, and heads up, the servings aren’t exactly in the superhero category.
But fear not, they do toss in some wallet-friendly options, like the selections at the Ala Carte menus at lunch and dinner (we went for it too, high five!). Yeah, sure, some items might make your wallet shed a tear, but let me tell you, the whole experience is worth every single penny. It’s not just a meal; it’s like a flavor rollercoaster, and sometimes, you just gotta give yourself that tasty treat.
Drumroll, please! Metronome, you’ve won our hearts. The friendly ambiance, the eclectic food selections, the top-notch service – it’s like a little slice of France right in the heart of Makati. Is it budget-friendly? Well, maybe not for your everyday lunch, but for those special occasions or when you’re craving a foodie adventure, it’s a definite yes.
Metronome is more than a restaurant; it’s a rendezvous with French flavors served with a side of fun. It’s the kind of place where laughter flows as freely as the wine, and every bite feels like a little escape to a Parisian bistro. So, gather your foodie tribe and head to Metronome for a taste of France, with a sprinkle of Makati magic. It’s not just a meal; it’s a Metronome moment, and you don’t want to miss it!
Guess what? You might even have a chance encounter with Nomenome, the official furball ambassador at Metronome. As an animal lover and a proud catmom, stumbling upon this feline celebrity at Metronome felt like unlocking a secret level of kitty cuteness!
CUISINE: European, French
ADDRESS: The Grand Midori Makati, 106 Bolanos Street, Legazpi Village, Makati City
HOURS: 11:00 AM–3:00 PM, 5:00PM – 11:00 PM (Tuesday – Saturday)
CONTACT NO.: 09171473776
FB PAGE: Metronome
MODE OF PAYMENT: Cash, Credit Card (Visa, Mastercard)
LANGUAGE: Filipino, English
SERVICE: Dine-in (Lunch, Dinner)
BUDGET: 2,000 PHP to 7,000 PHP (good for two or three persons)
OTHERS: Reservations, Parking Available (hotel/street parking), Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi
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