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The Test Kitchen 2.0 moved from the actual test kitchen of the Bistro Academy in Kamagong to the posh neighborhood of Rockwell with bigger space, a la carte versions (vs tasting menu) and the cool kitchen lab playground of Chef Josh Boutwood.
We tried most of the items in the menu and here’s what to expect and what to order at the new Test Kitchen in Rockwell…
The Test Kitchen 2.0 by Chef Josh Boutwood
G/F One Rockwell, Rockwell Drive, Rockwell Center, Makati City
Operating Hours: Tuesday to Sunday 11.00 a.m. to 3.00 p.m. and 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Email: [email protected]
The menu is now completely a la carte and divided into 4 courses, changing based on season and what’s freshly available.
Drink Menu: Red Wine (France) | (Italy, Spanish) | (USA, South Africa, South America) | White Wine (France, Italy) | (Spain) | Rose Wine (France, Italy), Dessert Wine/ Port, Sparkling Wines/ Champagne
The open kitchen from the original Test Kitchen was recreated and there are bar counters if you want to watch the action.
Make sure to go on a tour of the second floor where they age the meats, ferment the ingredients and store the spices.
The tables upstairs are bigger, for groups of 8-10 people because the tables downstairs have smaller fixed 2-6 configurations.
They now have a proper aging room for meats aged 6, 3 or 2 months and their own Jamon aged for 3 years.
This is where you can geek out on the fermented fruits and ingredients, house-made garum (fish sauce) and special spices.