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Oakwood Premier unveils Nostalgia Dining Lounge

The fine cuisine in the newly opened Nostalgia Dining Lounge
The fine cuisine in the newly opened Nostalgia Dining Lounge
Oakwood Premier has just refreshed the concept of its dining lounge and came up with Nostalgia. Starting this February13, 2015, you will now be reunited with the classic bestsellers and an array of newly introduced dishes!


The Nostalgia Dining Lounge of Oakwood Premier
The Nostalgia Dining Lounge of Oakwood Premier
The Nostalgia Dining Lounge was conceptualized having the customers in mind and the 5 years of  relative experience and memories of being in the industry -- picking out all the best and dropping the not-so-good ones. Hence, with this, we can expect a better dining experience here in Nostalgia, through its ambiance, the food and the service.

Dining interior of Nostalgia Dining Lounge
Dining interior of Nostalgia Dining Lounge
Quaint yet Fashionable Interior
The interior was undoubtedly classy with a profound air of sophistication and a breeze of comfort. As you go around the place, you'll be sent in a light trance of nostalgia with designs, elements and displays giving you a flickering glimpse of the past.

Semi-private dining area of Nostalgia Dining Lounge
Semi-private dining area of Nostalgia Dining Lounge
Nostalgia Dining Lounge
Shelves of memories and historically significant ornaments
Valentine Special
For this Valentines' Day including the day before (i.e. February 13 and 14), Oakwood Premier will be officially launching Nostalgia, and to celebrate both the day of hearts and the "unveiling", Nostalgia will be offering a dinner special.
Valentine's Day Dinner Selection in Nostalgia Dining Lounge
Valentine's Day Dinner Selection in Nostalgia Dining Lounge

Now, for you to have an idea of what to expect from Nostalgia, let me share with you my personal encounter with the dishes here in Nostalgia.

Baby Back Ribs Pork Adobo || P595
Off the bone tender pork ribs simmered in soy sauce, vinegar, garlic and cracked peppercorn
Baby Back Ribs Pork Adobo of Nostalgia Dining Lounge
Baby Back Ribs Pork Adobo - a fusion of American-Spanish-Filipino Cuisine
Steamed Mussels || P425
A bowl of New Zealand mussels cooked in white wine, shallots, garlic and cream
Visually enticing steamed mussels for seafood lovers
Visually enticing steamed mussels for seafood lovers
I wasn't able to try both of the dishes above, but I included them here, so that you'll know how they look like, and possible have a clue of how they taste. On the other hand, the succeeding dishes were the ones served for tasting.

Appetizer Samplers
For the appetizers, we were able to taste a sample of 3. Normally, these appetizers are offered separately, but for this food-tasting event, they cut down the portions and served them in a single plate.

Crispy Pork Belly and Mesclun Salad 
The lechon had this juicy and tasty meat with the sauce being really intriguing. It had this minty creamy taste that paired well with the lechon.

Crispy Pork Belly, Escargots and Chef's Terrine - Nostalgia
Crispy Pork Belly, Escargots and Chef's Terrine
Escargots in Puff Pastry
The next one I tried was the salad. I was able to note how fresh it was because of the clean and refreshing taste. What made this appetizer special was the puff. Although it was not particularly delicate the way I would have enjoyed it the most, the inner filling was really excellent.

Chef's Terrine
The Chef's terrine had this exciting subtle flavor in between. At first I thought it was just an ordinary dish but there was a spike of subtlety along the way.

Chicken Supreme || P645
Filled with mushroom mousse, crushed potato with a light gorgonzola sauce
Chicken with mushroom mousse filling of Nostalgia Dining Lounge
Chicken with mushroom mousse filling of Nostalgia Dining Lounge
The chicken had a tenderness that was likable. It also had a touch of crunchy carrots on top that added excitement to the dish. Truly it was a great mouthful experience!

Pan Seared Macadamia Crusted Salmon || P895
Norwegian salmon with macadamia nut crust, assorted buttered vegetables, Chardonnay sauce
Pan Seared Macadamia Crusted Salmon by Nostalgia in Oakwood
The overly amazing Pan Seared Macadamia Crusted Salmon - a best seller!
The salmon was really excellent from the plating down to its taste, since the baking was notably done well. Also, the macadamia on top added a layer of subtle fineness that made the dish totally interesting. The only downside of this is its a bit heavy on the pockets.

Tartufo || P325 
Nespresso coffee infused mousse served with ganache and seasonal berry coulis
The Heavenly Tartufo Dessert of Nostalgia
The Heavenly Tartufo Dessert of Nostalgia
The Tartufo was both heavenly and light at the same time -- heavenly due to the choco goodness, and light due to the controlled level of sweetness.

There were also a lot of harmonizing subtlety of flavors coming from the sourness of the fruity sauce and light mocha touch of the core. Lovely!


Nostalgia Dining Lounge in a Nutshell
Based on my palate-thrilling dining experience, I was able to witness the great potential of Nostalgia when it comes to bringing delight to the tummy. With this, I have high hopes for this restaurant as it officially launches up its wide array of meticulously picked dishes on February 13!

How about you - do you recommend this place?


Nostalgia Dining Lounge
Location: Oakwood Premier, 17 ADB Avenue, Ortigas Center, Pasig City, Philippines

Contact No.: (02) 637-7888



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