A break from my usual makeup artist escapades and beauty post. Last week, I was invited to participate in a food tasting event at soft launch of FEZ bar and restaurant located at Serendra, Fort Bonifacio High Street.
First question of the bloggers I was with that day was: "Why is the name of the resto Fez?". According to Kenn Velasco, one of the owners, Fez is the third largest city in Morocco. It was a concept choice because it represents a wide range of Mediterranean, Arabic and Northern African cuisine. The decors of the place will give you more Moroccan feel when you dine at this place.
One of my favorite cuisines is Mediterranean so guess how I loved the food here :)
Pita Platter. Pita breads served with 4 kinds of home-made dips: L-R Baba ganoush, Hummus, Garlic Yoghurt, and Tomato Sauce. I love the Garlic Yoghurt and herby creamy Baba ganoush. Super bagay with the pita bread.
Roasted Pumpkin and Harira soup. This is a sampler size. See below for the actual size of the order.
Both are very delicious. I cook pumpkin soup often for my baby but theirs is way better. But if I'm going to dine again at Fez, I'll order the Harira soup. It's extraordinary.
Cous cous salad. It was my first time to try it. I thought it was shredded cauliflower but it's actually a pasta.
Merquez sausage. I love it so much! The sauce is spicy with caramelized onions that made the meat so delicious.
Tender Beef Bites. Chunks of US tender beef marinated and pan seared with tons of garlic
Moroccan Kebab. Beef, Chicken or combination served with cous cous and grilled vegetables.
Rib Eye Steak. Angus Ribeye grilled and sauteed with marble potatoes and baby asparagus.
Fried cheesecake with Vanilla ice cream. It sounded weird but it's sooo good. One of the participants even commented that she'll go back to Fez just for this. It's one unique and good dessert.
Of all the dishes I tried at Fez, I liked the Rib Eye Steak and Fried Cheesecake the best.
Fez is now serving lunch and dinner, the food faire ranges from salads to steaks. Price ranges are considered affordable. After dinner, Fez transforms itself into your neighborhood bar with cold beer and strong drinks. A signature drink is called "Flying Tiger" which is a combination of 13 liquors (a trade secret) till this day.
It's located at near Powerbooks store at Serendra, Fort Bonifacio. If you like modern Mediterranean cuisine, try it and I'm sure you'll love it!