I was recently invited to celebrate the birthday of a good friend at Je Suis Gourmand in the Fort.
We started with our favorite salad which wasn’t on the menu. They have the best seared foie gras in Manila. Make sure to ask for the sauce on the side. They have a tendency of drowning the foie gras in sauce.
1/2 order pan seared foie gras w/ reduced honey balsamic sauce P880/order
warm Chavignol goat cheese & basil in filo pastry
served w/ green salad & raspberry vinaigrette P410
These were the main courses we ordered.
braised lamb shank Provencal w/ potato mushroom puree P590
grilled lamb chop, tenderloin, spicy merguez sausages
w/ thyme jus & steamed vegetable couscous P820
I had the sea bass. It was good but the whole dish came off as too ‘wet’ for my taste. The fish and risotto were both soft and it was covered with a lot of sauce. There was no contrast in texture.
roasted Chilean sea bass w/ saffron risotto served w/
bone marrow & red wine butter sauce P880
prawns & vegetable casserole in tarragon enhanced prawn sauce P720
The cannelloni was very, very good but too rich to finish by yourself. It’s a dish that needs to be shared.
fresh goat cheese & prawn cannelloni
w/ garlic cream P420
blue cheese carbonara linguini w/ roasted smoked bacon & grilled prawn P420
prawns and mushroom ravioli in watercress sauce P460
grilled prime black angus rib eye steak (350g)
served w/ pommes allumettes and salad P1,150
fresh mango mille-feuille w/ almond cream & sauce P180
strawberry and caramel ice cream
dark chocolate & ginger souffle P190
sun dried apricot bread & butter pudding w/ rum sauce P160
fresh strawberry & vanilla cheesecake w/ sauce P190
dark chocolate butter cream roulade w/ candied cherries P190
The food was generally good but not outstanding. It’s still a reliable place to get consistent food. Je Suis Gourmand used to be my favorite French restaurant but now it’s Aubergine.
Je Suis Gourmand menu
Je Suis Gourmand (now closed)
g/f Net 1 Center Bldg.
Fort Bonifacio, Taguig