I had not gone to Fort for a while until last Friday. More establishments have opened at the High Street Central area since I was there last. Rocket Room is a place where you can spend an after-office drink in jazz or (slightly old) pop music. Being there made me feel relaxed and glad that the week was over. I think it is frequented by ex-pats as most of the guests the Friday night I was there were. Also, I suggest going there during happy hour (4pm-8pm everyday – please call to double check) where local beers are buy 1 take 1 and red & white wines as well as the martinis are discounted.
It was 15 minutes before 8pm when we arrived so we got to ordering 2 martinis (1 mango and 1 apple – both too sweet for my liking though) at Php 150 each, 2 glasses of red wine at Php 125 each and a tiny glass (like 1/3 of a normal one) of cañas de cerveza at Php 35.
And then we ordered something to eat as well. I have read their menu online prior so I was already thinking about their Fire Roasted Truffled Mushroom (Php 350). It’s actually from Stella’s menu (both are under the Raintree Restaurant Group) which you may also order from.
The pizza’s dough was thick and only a small portion occupied the toppings (porcini dust, herbs, ricotta), most of it was bread. Nevertheless, it tasted good. A little tough to slice but the aroma of the truffle in the mushrooms was there, therefore adding that pleasant flavour in the taste. The size of the pizza is smaller than most but I was full after eating one slice (a quarter of a whole).
Then an order of Roasted Seafood Firecracker Fusilli (Php 395) arrived. Serving was good enough for one hungry person or to share if you are eating it with pizza. The fusilli pasta in tomato cream was al dente. Also in it were olives that are said to be spicy although it was not for me, dried chilies, seafood, herbs and Malagos ricotta. This pasta dish had that kick but not the type that would burn the tongue.
And then for nightcap, orders were a bottle of Hoegaarden beer (Php 195) (which was surprisingly good, I’m beginning to change my opinion about beers, hmmm…), another round of wine, glasses of Shiraz (Php 150 – glass) and Verdejo (Php 150 – glass). It was past 11 so the place was dimmer, music was louder and there were more people mingling and having conversations.
If you are looking for a place to relax and where you won’t get squished by people, with music that will cater to Gen Y’s and hip Gen X’s, then this is the place to go. I think as it got late, the crowd became younger. Prices of the wines was not bad either. I have yet to try the sangrias and other cocktails although lately I lean towards wine because of no added syrup / sugar to what I am drinking (look who’s on a diet ).
Bonifacio High Street Central, 1634 Fort Bonifacio, Taguig
(63) 917891053/ (63 2) 6213111 / (63 2) 6213222