The dinner experience at Masseto was great. However - it was a business dinner and in between the first course and my main course, I had to step out of the restaurant and take a call. So when I got back from the call - my dish had to be re-heated. The dish was good - but I think the re-heating reduced the crispiness of the pork belly.
So I thought it would be good to check the restaurant out again in a much relaxed setting. Fresh from the great brunch experience from Singapore, I thought I would check it out again for brunch on Saturdays.
In my previous blog post, I raved about the service personnel of the restaurant. They were attentive and they know their menu well. This time however - there were two waiters that seem to be the opening staff. I think one of them needed some training. When asked about a detail in the menu - she didn't know and she had to go back to the kitchen to ask the Chef. Thank God that at middle of our meal - the other waiters came - and they were as good as I remembered them during our dinner.
Dining in Masseto it turns out becomes a magnificent experience when you relax and enjoy your meal as if it was your last. I think that during brunch - I experienced food Nirvana. From the starters ( which was Portobello mushroom on top of Filo pastry ) to the main course ( Bacon, and Egg on top of Toasts ) to the dessert ( Masseto Sundae ) - it was as if I was going through a great symphony of flavors. My taste buds were experiencing orgasm - with every bite. The scent of the food and drinks ( especially their home made iced tea ) also awakens my olfactory nerves like they have never been before.
So as I went through each dish - and drink - I took time and relished each flavor. So citizens of Manila - I must proclaim that Masseto is definitely the best restaurant in the city. You just need to try it to discover what I have experienced.
For now - I will try to reminisce and recall - the overall experience and hope that I am able to return to food Nirvana.