Just before Senator Pia Cayetano's birthday and a week before their soft opening, she invited me to try out the food they will be serving over at her newest baby, a restaurant cafe called SLICE at the Bonifacio High Street Central. I was a willing guinea pig, so I went and gave my opinion on almost all the food on her menu I tried that night.
The menu for that night is a choice of an appetizer, soup, salad, sandwich, pasta and main course. So these are what I chose to try:
Bruschetta (Half Moon) - Slice chicken and beef ball with cheese over pesto puttanesca sauce. I am not sure if it is still called Half Moon Bruschetta until now but what you see in the picture isn't its look anymore. The topping is more defined, but with the same amount of cheese love.
Thick Tomato Soup - Puree of fresh tomatoes infused with cream. Now this is the bomb. This soup is healthy and to die for, because it really tastes wonderful. It's thick, just the way I like it, and the flavors just marry well and bursts in your mouth.
Cranberry and Chicken Salad - Greens tossed in cranberry dressing topped with grilled chicken, apples, cranberries, very light glazed walnuts and goat cheese. It's light, healthy, appetizing, and refreshing. You can never go wrong with salad. I'm biased with anything cranberry.
Another yummy treat I don't mind having over and over again is the Smoked Salmon Sandwich. It's made of a huge slice of smoked salmon, onions, greens, with hard boiled egg on cold Batard. Oh, and it came with a side salad.
For the main course, I chose the Pulled Beef Rice Melt. Slow cooked certified US Angus pulled beef on brown rice covered with cheeses. Really chewy and cheesy, and so yummy!!! :)
Besides those that I have written before like the muffins, cupcakes and cookies, SLICE has new desserts in store. Their brownies and apple pie really tastes good and makes you feel really good. You have to try them! :)
But besides the really yummy apple pie, and all their "to-die-for" desserts and goodies, they have really good coffee. In fact, they have a peanut-butter-chocolate flavored one that hits the spots, and drives home the punch.
One trivia about Senator Pia is that she only started to like drinking coffee during the recent 2010 campaigns. Her favorite is the cappuccino specifically. And with the story of SLICE's coffee selection, she just wants to make available a consistent good cup of coffee to her customers, however they might like their coffee made.
Another hit in SLICE is their Moringga juice. Moringga, if you don't know, is Malunggay. It packs a lot of nutrients and is healthy and good for our body. But apparently, people do not really like to eat Malunggay (true for me), but this drink is really good, you won't even taste Malunggay, it's like you are just drinking a fruit juice that's sweet and refreshing.
In her own words, Pia describes her restaurant cafe as: "Slice is where DESSERT comes first, BREAKFAST is served all day, HEALTHY ALTERNATIVES are always recommended, and where we ENJOY LIFE, one slooow BITE and SLICE at a time."
As you would recall, I already blogged about SLICE High Street a few months ago, when it was still a cart, and how I rave about her muffins (particularly the Sprinkle Me Cinnamon). Now the whole restaurant is already finish, and is on its soft opening. Head over and try it out soon! :)
SLICE is located at the Ground Floor, West Superblock (Beside Jamba Juice), Bonifacio High Street Central, 30th St. corner 7th St. Bonifacio Global City. It is open from 11am to 12mn and will soon open for breakfast at 8am. You can contact them at the following: