June 20, 2018

Five New Reasons to Visit Finestra Italian Steakhouse at Solaire

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  • It’s been a long time since we last spoke about Finestra, and they’ve been busy in their kitchens and bar counters whipping up something new for everyone to enjoy. We swung by Solaire’s premier Italian steakhouse to check out what’s new, and we were pleasantly surprised with what they had to offer.

    Also read: Finestra Italian Steakhouse at Solaire

    They added a total of 16 dishes (nine mains and six sides) to their menu plus several new cocktails made by international bar and beverage consultant Giancarlo Mancino. While we could not go through all 16 dishes (that would’ve taken us the entire night to finish), we did pick out five standouts that we feel you would like to get next time you visit Finestra:

    Japanese Omi (Php 13,500 – Php 14,500)

    NOT THE JAPANESE OMI. That one was so good it was gone before we could take a photo. This one is an old favorite: a Snake River Farm Wagyu Rib Eye (Php 4,900).

    Yes, our dear old Australian Blackmore has officially left Finestra. It was good while it lasted, but the beef that took its place will soon be your favorite: Japanese Omi beef. As one of Japan’s top three wagyu (the other two being Matsusaka Ushi and Kobe beef), this one is a bit pricey but is worth every single penny. It has a buttery flavor that comes from Grade 9+ marbling. Finestra will offer three cuts: striploin (Php 13,500), rib eye (Php 13,500), and our favorite, tenderloin (Php 14,500).

    Also read: Steak 101

    Cotechino e Lenticchie (Php 780)

    This delicious appetizer includes three slices of Italian cotechino pork sausage placed on top of a fruit mustard with Castelluccio lentils. It’s a refreshing appetizer made with ingredients so accessible you might just be able to replicate the dish at home.

    Bollito Misto (Php 1,900)

    It’s hard to find someone who will not like a hearty soup, and Finestra’s bollito misto may just be your new favorite. It’s one of the six new mains and uses slow-cooked beef and chicken served in a beef broth with vegetables and salsa verde. A savory dish that can act as the main dish or one of the main dishes next time you eat at Finestra.

    Risotto alla Pescatora (Php 1,380)

    Everyone loves a good risotto, and Finestra’s risotto alla pescatora is among the best you can find. The Carnaroli rice lends itself well to this seafood risotto, which has squid, prawn, clam, and mussel in a savory crustacean sauce.

    Baked Cheesecake (Php 380)

    While we will miss Finestra’s iconic Grand Dessert (as seen in this video), one of Finestra’s newest desserts certainly piqued our interest. Cheesecakes are already good, but adding blueberries, a mint leaf, and a limoncello sorbet makes them a bit more special.

    Ferrero Rocher Ice Cream Coupe (Php 460)

    We are fans of limoncellos, and Finestra’s is by far one of the better tasting (and harder hitting) ones we’ve tasted. There will be times, however, when a cheesecake and a sip of limoncello isn’t quite enough. This is where this delicious Ferrero Rocher Ice Cream Coupe comes in. It’s a mix of Nutella, cookies with cream, vanilla, and stracciatella ice cream combined in one glass. For us, it’s the perfect way to end your meal, and another apt replacement for the Finestra Grand Dessert.

    Finestra has pushed the envelope once more, and we couldn’t be happier.

    Finestra Italian Steakhouse is located at Solaire Resort and Casino, Aseana Avenue, Entertainment City, Paranaque City. They are open from Mondays to Sundays, with dinner service starting at 5:30 pm. For reservations, please visit solaireresort.com/dining/fine-dining/finestra.

    Written by Andronico Del Rosario

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