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September 25, 2013

CHEF JESSIE: 100 Revolving Restaurant @EastwoodCityPh‎ (A Review)

September 25, 2013

CHEF JESSIE: 100 Revolving Restaurant @EastwoodCityPh‎ (A Review)

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Chef Jessie's 100 Revolving Restaurant is a modern 360 revolving, fine dining restaurant in the Philippines, featuring the classic French cuisine of Chef Jessie Sinsioco of Le Souffle fame.

(Trivia: Manila Royal Hotel's Revolving Restaurant is credited to be the first in the Philippines located in Quiapo, Manila in the 1970's.)

We recently tried it with our Mercato partners, RJ and Vanessa, who are fans of Chef Jessie's food.

Here's our 100 Revolving Restaurant experience...

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100 Revolving Restaurant is located at the 33rd floor of the Mercury Drug Corporate (MDC) 100 building -- the tallest building in the Eastwood area.

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The 360-degree revolving part of the restaurant is the outer, carpetted circumferential area. It takes 2 hours to complete one revolution.

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There's sudden jerking sometimes while the area is revolving, and if you pay too much attention to the movement you can get dizzy. It's best to focus your eyes on other people or on the view outside.

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You can see the Ortigas skyline, the C5 traffic, and the Eastwood area. It should also be nice to eat here during lunch time as you can see the valley as well.

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For special occasions, you can request for a romantic setup such as this.

(Note: They say that this is the perfect place to propose because even if the girl is unsure about her answer, the revolving motion would convince her to say YES. :P)

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You can also opt to sit in the non-revolving area especially if you are with a big group.

Check out the classic Chef Jessie menu:

100 Revolving Restaurant Menu: Freshly Made Salads | Something Japanese, Soups | Main Course: Beef, Pork, Lamb | Main Course: Chicken, Seafood | Something High End | Sandwiches | Pasta | Wild Rice Risotto, Solo Pizza | "100" Desserts 

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The complimentary bread is freshly baked and served hot and soft.

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Ginger Ale (P115 +10% service charge).

Thanks to RJ, I've learned to appreciate ginger ale, which is good aid for digestion.

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✮ Mesclun Greens with Tropical Fruits and Crispy Oyster Mushroom (P295 +10% service charge) with raspberry vinaigrette dressing.

Vanessa ordered this fresh salad with sweet rasperry sauce and mushroom fries -- she loved it down to the last piece. :)

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✮ Seared Tuna Salad (P395 +10% service charge) sprinkled with roasted garlic, peanuts, and sesame seeds on a bed of lettuce, with parmesan flakes, nori strips, and wasabi vinaigrette dressing.

I love my salad, too! Abundant with slices of seared tuna, it's best eaten together with the nori strips and sweet wasabi sauce. The serving size is big enough for two people to share.

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✮ French Onion (P260 +10% service charge) made the "Classic Way".

Just the way we like it -- hot onion soup topped with melted cheese.

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As you revolve around the restaurant, the bar area is eventually revealed. Check out the drinks on the menu:

100 Revolving Restaurant Drinks MenuDrinks: Water, Coffee, Fresh Fruit Juice | Special Smoothies | MDC 100 Wine Menu | MDC 100 Glass Selections: Sparkling, White and Red Wine |Bottles of Sparkline Wine, Rose Wine, Dessert Wine | Bottles of White Wine | Bottles of Red Wine |On Corkage

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It's a conducive place for business meetings or celebrating a special occasion.

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✮ A la Creme with Mushroom and Truffle (P700 +10% service charge) with linguine pasta.

Simple linguine pasta with the right balance of mushroom and truffle flavors.

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✮ Spicy Putanesca (P450 +10% service charge) with green olives, capers, oregano, fresh tomatoes, and chili flakes.

My partner RJ is vegetarian and his favorite pasta at Chef Jessie's is the Spicy Putanesca. He liked it...just the way he expected a Chef Jessie dish to be.

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✮ Grilled Lamb Chops (P1,395 +10% service charge) with vegetable roulade.

Instead of steaks, we would often go for lamb chops, and Chef Jessie's version is served with 4 big pieces topped with her classic French sauce. The lamb was perfectly cooked, and the sauce had a good consistency and flavor that didn't overpower the taste of meat.

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✮ Chilean Sea Bass with Goose Liver (P1,500 +10% service charge) 

Vanessa's favorite -- milky-soft Chilean sea bass with creamy sauce, topped with foie gras. This dish is memorable for them because this was served during RJ and Vanessa's wedding. 

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After an hour of moving, expect to see the restaurant's huge open kitchen showcase.

This actually signals it's time for dessert!

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There are a number of cakes and the recommended Revolving Mango Torta, but we opted for the classic Chef Jessie dessert -- the souffle. :)

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Dark Chocolate Souffle (P300 +10% service charge)

Perfectly executed souffle with milk sauce. A solid ending to any Chef Jessie meal!

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Overall, we like Chef Jessie's 100 Revolving Restaurant for its excellent and authentic French cooking, served the classic Chef Jessie way. The ambiance has a classic fine dining look but a bit old school. 

It's best to order the dishes the Chef is famous for. The menu is actually familiar if you're already a fan of Chef Jessie and Le Souffle. We recommend the French onion soup, the seared tuna salad, the mushroom truffle pasta, the grilled lamb chops, the chilean sea bass with foie gras, and the souffles for dessert. They also have a good selection of wines that would go well with your meal. 

But aside from the usual favorites, it should also be interesting to try something new from Chef Jessie. Are there any? Do you have recommendations?

So whether you're just searching for a quiet, romantic fine dining evening, looking to host an impressive business meeting, or celebrating a special milestone in your life, Chef Jessie's 100 Revolving Restaurant is the perfect place for you. 

Budget is about P1,750/head for a 3-course meal with wine.

CHEF JESSIE 100 Revolving Restaurant
33rd Floor, MDC 100 Building, C5 corner Eastwood Drive, Quezon City
Operating Hours: 11.00am to 11.00pm
Telephone: +632 962-1016
Email: 100@chefjessie.com
Website: www.ChefJessie.com 

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P.S. MDC 100 building is located on the corner of C5 and the road going to Eastwood City, facing Microtel. Your landmark is the big Mercury Drug store on the ground floor of the building.

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You enter the parking on 2nd level. Just say you're eating at Chef Jessie's revolving resto.

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You have to go down to the ground floor lobby and transfer to the high-rise elevators.

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100 Resolving Resto is located on the highest floor which is the 33rd.

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