February 10, 2014
DONOSTI is the name of the San Sebastián region in the Basque tongue, known to serve the best Spanish cuisine in Spain. It's one of the best Spanish restaurants in Manila specializing in San Sebastián cuisine.
Here's our experience at Donosti, BGC...
DONOSTI MENU: Pintxos | Los Embutidos / Cold Cuts | Huevos/ Egg Dishes, De la Freidora/ From the Fryer (with Evoo) | Clasicas / Classics | Las Ensalads/ Salads | Platos Principales / Main Courses (Meats/ Fish) | Postres / Desserts | Drinks | Red, White, Rose
They specialize in Pintxos or Tapas.
Love this full-bodied Spanish Red Wine called Cyan.
The Gambas was still sizzling hot when it was served. Each piece is very flavorful and a delight to eat. When all the shrimps are finished, you can dip your bread in the olive oil.
The Bacalao was very salty and creamy. The taste is balanced by the tomato sauce. Serving size is a bit small though, considering its price.
Simply topped with grilled cheese, this is one of the best and most unique salads we've tasted.
So good that you have to order this when you go to Donosti. The octopus was tender, with a bite like that of meat but with flavors of ocean. It's not chewy and each part is very flavorful. Sobrang sarap for an octopus dish!
✮ PAELLAS (P450/order). Paella is the typical flat pan from Mediterranean Spanish Coast where we cook the rice mixed with producs from the orchard and the sea. At Donosti we cook it in the traditional way; for lunch & dinner, in a big paella pan, with Imported Bahia Rice grains from Spain and homemade fresh broth.
The Paella was good, too, and the serving size per order is already good for 2 persons. Note that there's only a limited amount of paella available during lunch and dinner.
If you like sweeter wines, order this Marlborough, New Zealand Riesling. It was a bit too sweet for me though and does not pair well with the Spanish dishes.
The Chilean Sea Bass was silky smooth and juicy. But it was too expensive for the serving size.
We ordered it medium and was served with nicely grilled sides and still-red insides.
Don't be fooled by the simplicity of this creamy cheese mousse. We all agree that this is the best dessert we've tasted. :)
If you like to have a nutty milky finish, order this almond cake.
A traditional coulant dessert with chocolate oozing out of the cold cake.
We love the San Sebastián cuisine at Donosti! :)
Be sure to order the Octopus, the different tapas, the paellas, and the Chuleton. Budget is P1,500 to P3,000/head, depending on whether you order the steak or not.
DONOSTI Pinxtos y Tapas
Ground Floor, NAC Bldg, 32nd St., Bonifacio Global City, Taguig
Telephone: +632 216-4677
Mobile: +63917 849-2205
Facebook: Donosti Pintxos y Tapas
Operating Hours: Monday to Sunday 11.00am to 11.00pm
Live an Awesome Life,
P.S. What's your favorite at Donosti?