Enjoy Dining in the Sky at Nest Alabang

It's like the clouds are within reach when you are at Nest Alabang. This quaint restaurant is conveniently located on the 31st floor of the Vivere hotel. It is nothing like the Nest that is in Taguig.

Thanks to their marketing girl Marie, I got to meet owners sisters Anina and Crisel Garcia. They were very nice to me and the rest of my blogger friends. Crisel even showed me a nice view of the city when the fireworks were up during New Year's celebration. I was surprised you can see the fireworks at Makati from there.

When I saw this spot, I knew right away it was the perfect spot for your date. It has comfy chairs for two and you get excellent food plus a nice view of the city. I actually told the owners I would only go to the south once a year since I am from the north. However, Nest Alabang completely changed that.

Now, onto that excellent food I was talking about...

I didn't expect much from the Crispy Catfish Salad (P350) and I got a lot more. I guess you should never underestimate anything especially when it is a dish as good-looking as that. It was actually my first time eating catfish but it actually tasted real good. It was really crunchy and it served its purpose of getting my appetite ready for the main courses.

I don't really recommend the 5 pcs Chicken Wings (P350). Why? It is so #bitin! Go for the 10 pcs (P690). The bleu cheese combines perfectly with the mouth-watering crunchy taste of the wings. I actually think one man can devour 5 pieces in one sitting so that can never be enough.

The US beef chunks were very tender in the Beef Salpicao (P490). Served in a sizzling plate, I have to wonder why this hearty dish is classified as an appetizer. Whether, it is a main course or an appetizer, it's still the best salpicao I have ever tasted.

I love Pork Binagoongan so I got excited when I saw in our menu that they are going to serve Crispy Binagoongan (P450) and it is their best seller. It's lechon kawali simmered in shrimp paste and tomatoes with lady fingers with chili. Everything was just too perfect in this dish. I especially loved the crunchiness of the lechon kawali. In fact, talking about this dish just gives me the goosebumps as the awesome taste still haunts me.

The Nest Alabang serves glorious comfort food and the Pan Grilled Chicken & Garlic Steak (P380) is the prime example of that. After tasting this dish, I really wanted to talk to the chef and tell him personally that he is doing such an excellent job. 

I told Crisel at the beginning that I am a carnivore and she told me some good news and it is that the Bistro Steak (P1115) will be served. You can only imagine how happy I was upon hearing that but nothing can be compared to my smile when I first got to taste the steak. It was simply a winner on all levels. In fact, when the steak was down to 1/4 its original size and me and one blogger had an eye on it, I gladly sliced her a small portion......and gave myself the rest.

I was overwhelmed by the amount of fresh clams in the Spaghetti Vongole (P280). That doesn't mean it's a bad thing though as it is actually a good thing. This pasta dish is best served when you sprinkle it with lemon. Pair it up with the meat dishes and you will be drawn in 100%.

If you have yet to find your soulmate, check out the Decadent Molten Lava Cake with Salted Caramel (P220). The melted truffle filled chocolate cake is already good and it gets a lot better when salted caramel is added into the mix. It is definitely a match made in heaven. Ooohlala.

If there was such a thing as a show stealer during the event then the Frozen Bravo (P180) was it. It's hard to imagine how something that looks like that can't possibly taste good, right? Well, how right you are as the frozen version of the classic Filipino dessert not only tastes good with the layers of mantecado ice cream, graham and custard but it would make you crave for it for days.

Out of all the desserts, my favorite has got to be the Mango Creme Brulee (P220). It was the perfect ending to such a wonderful lunch with the beautiful owners of Nest Alabang. With good food, great service and a nice view of the city, what's not to like?

The Nest Alabang
31st Floor, Vivere Hotel

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The Nest in Alabang is my kind of place. I hope that we also have a restaurant nearer our home so we can enjoy affordable food like these, wonderful view of the city and also the pleasing ambiance.

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