Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Top of the Citi by Chef Jessie: Appetizers, Salads, and Souffle

I was very lucky to have been personally invited by Chef Jessie to do a food review for all her 3 restaurants. I had a taste of her cooking when I taped for KrisTV and I knew that this was going to be treat for sure.

Top of the Citi is located on the 34th floor of Citibank Tower 1 in Paseo de Roxas, Makati. The view from above is simply amazing and definitely worth a visit. Look at the view ... and me. Haha.

On the inside, everything was classy and elegant. 

This is a place that is definitely not for those who are on a budget. It's a place to splurge and impress and definitely, it will impress. Now, lets start with the food.

Smoked Salmon and Caviar Pie Php500
This was a small bite of heaven. The combination of the salmon, the caviar, cream cheese, onions, crouton, and the ground pistachio was simply delicious. It was different flavors mixed into one gastronomical delight. The only thing I did not like about it was that it was too small. I could have eaten 8 of these and still want more.

Cheese Mousse and Lumpfish Caviar Mousse Php300
For this one, I was initially overwhelmed by the amount of cheese but after 5 seconds it starts playing with your tongue and then you just can't get enough. Weird but that's how it was for me.

Grilled Prawns and Mushrooms with Fresh Fruits and a Panache of Green Salad Php695
Hands down, this is the 2nd best salad I have ever tasted. The shrimp was fresh and juicy, the raspberry sauce complemented everything and the shitake mushrooms were to die for. The fresh fruits added some tanginess and citrus flavor to the whole thing.

Pan Fried Goose Liver Salad Php995
This came with some really tasty seared scallop, juicy shiitake mushrooms, parma ham and goat cheese in creamy balsamic sauce. I found it interesting because the goat cheese brought out the taste of the goose liver for me. This was something new to me so it was definitely something.

Cheese Spinach Mushroom Souffle (Large) Php500

Lovers of souffle would definitely find this interesting. Looking at it, it would seem like a small round plate but its actually quite filling and after 3 bites, I just couldn't take anymore. I felt like I was about to burst. Besides, I had to make room for the main course and dessert but that is another post waiting to happen.

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* I was invited to review the food. I did not pay for my meal. However, the free meal did not in any way sway my opinion and everything you read here is MY PERSONAL OPINION. 

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