I didn’t really know that this is a French restaurant, and that the price range versus the serving size is not as grand as I thought it was.
According to their menu, the mains are meant for one, but usually also shared. True enough, when our food was served, we had enough to fill our bellies.
We started with the Duck Ragu Pappardelle (Php380). Ragu is a meat-based sauce, which is commonly served with pasta. Pappardelle are large, very broad, flat pasta noodles, similar to wide fettuccine. It’s basically, just a pasta with a red sauce, but I love the right blend of flavours and the tenderness of the duck meat.
We also tried the Maple Candied Bacon and Lemon, because, well, it’s bacon. Though the edges were burnt, the meat was tender, sweet and appetizing. Squeezing some lemon might help balance the taste, if it’s too sweet for you.
As first timers, I think what we ordered were safe. However, after seeing pictures and reading about the other dishes this restaurant offers, I think I would like to go back and try those.
Duck and Buvette
Level 2, Main Wing, Shangri-La Plaza, Ortigas Center, Mandaluyong City
(632) 6310675 / (639) 179324843
Operating Hours: Sundays-Thursdays, 11AM-9PM; Fridays, 11AM-10AM; Saturdays, 10Am-10PM