Fireside: New Items on the Menu and Unlimited Wine from 7 Different Countries

February 29, 2020 Phantasm Darkstar 0 Comment(s)

Fireside is offering new items on the menu, and we were just recently invited to try them out. 
Fireside is one of our (Robin and I) favorite restaurants in BGC and we are honored to share with you, guys, the new delicious items on the menu. Check out my previous blog post about Fireside
Here they are:
Roasted Corn Chowder. Rich and creamy corn soup, peppers, potato, celery. I love the taste and texture of this corn chowder. It's viscous yet smooth when you eat it. There's a good balance between its creamy taste and the taste of corn, complemented by the other vegetables in it. I like this chowder a lot because it doesn't come too strong or too seasoned compared to other chowders that I have tried. I just find the balance of flavors quite perfect. Also, the bread is so good--best eaten while hot and by scraping a side of the bread and adding soup with it. This is one of my favorite picks among the dishes served.
Truffled Potato Chips. Hand-cut potato chips, truffle blue cheese sauce, green onions. An exquisite version of potato chips. You can smell the truffle in the sauce. It's the first time I had truffle blue cheese sauce on potato chips (normally encounter this on buffalo wings); potato chips were nicely cut and crispy, though, I'm not really a fan of blue cheese so I couldn't say much about it.
BBQ Pork Sisig. Sauteed bbq pork chunks, onions, jalapeƱo peppers, red pepper, and green onion coulis. I enjoyed their bbq pork sisig a lot--it's good and delicious, but since I have already tried their other sisig on the menu, I'd say nothing beats Fireside's Brisket Sisig which is made with US Angus brisket chunks. (Check out my previous blog post about Fireside).
Meat and Cheese Board. Chorizo, salami, house-made honey ricotta, brie, manchego, cranberries, baguette chips. I like the spread on the meat and cheese board--perfect for the wines that Fireside offers. What I love the most would be the brie--it's just so different from the ones that I encountered especially in cheese rooms at a buffet; it's so milky and soft.
Wild Mushroom and Quinoa Salad. Sauteed assorted mushrooms, quinoa, red rice, grilled chicken, mango, peppers, ricotta, eggplant, arugula, roasted garlic, balsamic dressing. There was a generous amount of quinoa per serving, which I like. It's guilt-free yet sating without sacrificing the taste because it's really good. I just hope there would be more mangoes because they're my favorite. Hehe.
Chicken BLT. Grilled chicken breast, bacon steak, arugula, tomato aioli. If you are looking for something sating that you can eat on-the-go, this protein-loaded sandwich is a must-try! Chicken breast normally bores me, but this is an exemption; it was quite smokey and not as dry as to how I'd expect from a chicken breast. I'm hands-down for the bacon. Yum!
Shrimp and Crab Fat Pasta. Sauteed crab and shrimps, chili garlic, aligue, cream, lemon, ricotta, spaghettini. This is one sinful and indulging pasta. The pasta of choice was just perfect--thinner pasta means less pasta and more coating of that oh-so-good crab fat. As I write this down I'm drooling just by thinking of having this dish again. Your first bite will make you dig in for more. Careful, though. The crab fat in this dish is generous (which I love), but it can shoot up your blood pressure and cholesterol levels. Pro tip: For better experience and less guilt, pair this dish with Fireside's Casa Lo Matta Sauvignon Blanc. Best paired with seafood dishes, it has antioxidants and it also helps your blood vessels dilate (open)--lowers blood pressure.
Red Hot Chili Chicken Fingers. Fireside's best-selling chicken fingers now come in hot and spicy. Made with spicy buttermilk, hot & sweet sauce, cornbread doughnuts. If you have tried Fireside's best-selling Buttermilk Fried Chicken Fingers, then this is their hot and spicy version.
Country Fried Steak. Cajun breaded U.S. beef sirloin steak, country chorizo gravy, mashed potato, grilled corn. After having country fried steak from this restaurant that I previously visited, I felt like I wasn't in the mood for some, but I still tried it anyway. Fireside's version is way better--the breading tastes great, crunchy on the outside, tender and juicy meat inside.
Grilled Pork Belly. Lime and chili garlic, tomato slush, herb rice. Tender and delectable pork belly. The chili garlic was okay for me--not as spicy as I expected it to be. Herbed rice was good and sating.
Grilled Chicken. Lime and chili garlic, tomato slush, herb rice. I forgot to have a slice of this, as I was busy with the other dishes on the table. It was a hit, though.
Sausage and Mushroom Pizza. Smoked cheese sausage, trio mushrooms, bell peppers, onions, mozzarella, cheddar cheese. It was good--I like the generous amount of mushrooms, with a meaty and smokey taste. This is also good to be paired with wine.
Boneless U.S. PRIME Ribeye. Served with garlic rice and fried onion strips. This was the last main dish that was served; by now, we should all be full, but seeing this served on the table--it's just too irresistible. It was perfectly cooked, the way I want a steak to be cooked--medium-rare. It's so tender and juicy; the marbling and smooth texture--totally worth the calories! Another one of my favorite picks. Best paired with Don Lucio Montepulciano D' Abruzzo (red wine).
Chocolate Caramel Cake. This four-layered cake was honestly one of the best chocolate cakes that I have tried. If you have tried Purple Oven (which is also so good), then Fireside's chocolate caramel cake beats it. #PersonalOpinion 
Homemade Smores. Not new on the menu but highly-recommended. I'm not a fan of smores because I hate it when the marshmallows become sticky and messy after being torched. This one was different, it wasn't sticky at all, yet it was also very soft, easy to slice, and delectable--I liked it. 
Fireside Homemade Doughnuts. Salted caramel, chocolate, and raspberry sauce. I thought this was just another donut. I was wrong! I'm so glad I still tried it out. Its outside layer was a bit crunchy, yet soft inside. As to how our friend Spanky describes it, it's like those "Quiapo" donuts, but very good. It reminds me of childhood--those deep-fried donuts sold in carts then topped with powdered sugar. Yum! The dips are also indulging. My favorite was the raspberry. 

Wines Around The World
Until April 04, 2020, Fireside offers unlimited wine for three hours--you can choose among the 11 wines that they offer, or try everything for only 799 Php. Don't want to go unlimited? They also offer wine by the glass and by the bottle. Just check out their bar menu. (or click here).
Casa Lo Matta Sauvignon Blanc: a must-try.
Groupie with old and new-found blogger/vlogger friends and Fireside family. I had so much fun dining with them. The food was totally amazing, complimented by these amazing people. 

The Menu

Fireside by Kettle Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

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