Grace Park - An Artsy Restaurant in Rockwell, Makati
Artsy Old-Fashioned Interior
The moment I entered the restaurant, I was immediately struck with awe. Everything looked exquisite, and the ambiance was just heavily comforting. Perhaps it's because of the wooden elements blended in the interior that make it extremely homey.
This incredible beauty of the place makes it a good candidate for your next dating place. Plus, the dish serving are really more for "intimate" small groups (2-3 people) than for a family or barkada. I'll be sharing more about this in a while, but for now, let's continue admiring the place.
Every corner of the restaurant is picture-perfect, and in fact those who are into photography may enjoy playing around the place as you experiment on various angles and subjects.
Looking at these photos just refreshes the moment I fell in love with the interior of the place. It's just breathtakingly amazing.
Okay, so let's now proceed with the dishes we tried beginning with the Chorizo appetizer!
Chorizos in a Blanket & Pecorino Bath || P285
This appetizer was a fantastic starter especially with its playful crunch. It also had this controlled saltiness and savory taste that make it interesting for the palate. In addition, the sauce on the side further pumps up the flavor with its creamy subtle sourness.
Cauliflower Clam Chowder || P240
This soup was delicate on the palate and contained a balanced taste enough to warm the hearts. The cauliflower essence was not excessively powerful, but instead sufficient enough to zest up the soup.
Vegetarian Broccoli Soup & Poached Organic Egg || P295
As opposed to the Cauliflower Clam Chowder soup, this one contained a more powerful vegetable tone. However, this one is bolder and more interesting due to the thickness of its consistency as well as the enjoyable pouched egg in the middle.
Home Fried Potatoes || P95
Simple yet great, enough to satisfy your potato cravings.
Mezzi Rigatoni || P575
Scallops, asparagus, alaminos taba ng talangka
This pasta dish had this noticeable seafood richness in taste from the taba ng talangka. Although it was naturally fatty, it still had this good harmony of flavors that did not easily saturate the palate.
Chicken Parmigiana || P610
Although pricey for a chicken parmigiana, this dish was undoubtedly delish! The meat was of excellent quality marked by its tenderness. Plus, the sauce on top was rightfully sour matched well by the subtle sweetness. If not for the price, I will definitely go back for this, since it's one of the best ones I tried.
Pappardelle with Duck Ragu || P595
Although more visually appealing, this Pappardelle was comparably less impressive due to the sharpness in flavor that we found distracting. Or it might be because I'm not used to the flavor brought about by the Duck Ragu. I'm not too sure about it, but what I'm sure of is I prefer the other pasta we had.
Before I end this blog post, I just want to share how interesting the restroom under the cupboard is here in Grace Park. It sort of gives you the "Harry Potter" feels.
Grace Park - Overall Ratings and Summary
Note: Unshaded stars are equivalents of half-stars. The ratings apply solely to this dining experience.
Value for Money ★★★
Budget: at least P600 each for a light to moderate dining experience coming in a group of 4
Grace Park is indeed remarkable when it comes to ambiance and service, but everything else (which is basically the dishes) might have fallen through the cracks. The price range might make you cringe a bit, and the "satisfaction" might not be high enough to back up the expensiveness. What I meant by this is, I could have gotten the same satisfaction elsewhere by paying lower (if not half) the prices listed here.
Then again, I realized that the service was excellent and the place is really fantastic, so I guess that's where the premium really came from. This is why I'm providing a neutral feedback on this, but if you appreciate restaurants with great ambiance and service, I really suggest that you drop by this amazing place.
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Location: Ground Floor, One Rockwell Building, Rockwell, Makati City
Operating Hours: 11:00 AM to 11:00 PM daily
Contact No.: (02) 8437275
Service Charge: 10% before VAT
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