The enoteca concept has gained popularity among the night-out set in the last two years or so. While Barcino has been considered one of the more popular and successful of Manila’s wine bars, we think that Bordeaux is slowly become a force to be reckoned with. Having been in the dining scene a little less than year, Bordeaux is already slowly but surely gaining a following from the wine and dine set.

Bordeaux logo

Bordeaux logo

We were lucky enough to be invited by Nuffnang to check out what Bordeaux has to offer, and yes, by trying the set menu that they had for Manila’s Signature Dishes for 2010 (sponsored by Unilever Food Solutions, Casillero Del Diablo and BPI), the place does have a lot to offer.
Bordeaux Exteriors

First dish we had was Gambas ala Rochelle in olive oil and oyster sauce. What we initially assumed to be an odd combination actually turned out to be a party for our palates. Who would have thought that oyster sauce would add to the flavor profile of the traditional shrimp tapas dish? This appetizer was so delicious indeed that we even asked for a side order of bread to mop our plates with.

Gambas ala Rochelle

Gambas ala Rochelle

We also had pork tenderloin in mustard demi-glace cream sauce. The star of this dish had to be the sauce which was flavorful, delicate and rich.

pork tenderloin in mustard demi-glace cream sauce

Pork Tenderloin in mustard demi-glace cream sauce

Our other main course was Boeuf Bourgignon. It’s quite difficult to find fault in a dish made of beef slow-cooked in red wine, so we’ll leave it at that – it was awesome.

Boeuf Bourgignon

Boeuf Bourgignon

Lastly, for dessert, we had mango jubilee. It was the perfect end to our fantastic dinner.

mango jubilee

Mango Jubilee

We also got to try other dishes from this enoteca. Here are some of these delicious dishes…

Monte Cristo

Monte Cristo

Pan-fried Dory

Pan-fried Dory


Surprisingly, after a quick conversation with Bordeaux’s owner, we found out that he was actually a former colleague of ours in the IT industry. This is where we finally understood where the soul of the dishes comes from – the chef, an engineer by education, made a drastic career move by going to culinary school in his free time and set up the restaurant on top of his work in the IT industry. And it is this passion and love for food shines through in Bordeaux’s dishes and makes it one of the wine bars and restaurants to watch out for.

So, when in the Burgos Circle in the Fort, why not give Bordeaux a try? It’s definitely worth it.

** Bordeaux uses products from Unilever Foodsolutions (UFS), which is the preferred foodservice business partner among restaurateurs. UFS felt the need to acknowledge notable restaurants that are developing Manila as a culinary city. They have partnered with select restaurants within the metropolis in coming up with signature dishes. UFS has synergized with these restaurants, both through dish development and promotion campaign for these signature dishes, in achieving one common goal: coming up with a different culinary experiences that provide value for money and culinary memories for diners.

If you’re a restaurateur (or an aspiring one) and in need of help in coming with your signature dish, call (632) 588-8855 or email at foodsolutions.philippines@unilever.com.

Contact Details:
Bordeaux French Wine Bar

Unit F, Bellagio II
Rizal Drive Corner Burgos Circle, Fort Global City
Taguig, Metro Manila, Philippines
Telephone: (+632)403-6554
Facebook: Bordeaux Facebook Page


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