March 04, 2024

Bueno Tapas and Wine Restaurant in Pasig: Chef Kennedy’s Ode to Spainish Cuisine

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  • For Chef Kennedy Alfonso of Bueno Tapas and Wine Restaurant, nothing beats the feeling of seeing people enjoy his food.

    Gambas al Ajillo / IMAGE from Bueno Tapas and Wine Restaurant

    Anyone who has gotten into the food and beverage industry gets a sense of fulfillment from seeing how their offerings bring people together. May it be for celebrations, work-related affairs, or just plainly for the sake of indulging in good chow, food helps chefs like him connect to their customers and fuel the passion needed in their profession which they have wholeheartedly embraced.

    With this philosophy in mind, the artist-turned-chef opened the doors of Spanish restaurant Bueno Tapas and Wine Restaurant in Pasig to the public.

    IMAGES from Bueno Tapas and Wine Restaurant

    Buena Comida

    Known for comforting dishes that reflect Chef Kennedy’s culinary journey in Madrid, Barcelona, and San Sebastian, diners will be delighted to see classic Spanish favorites such as Gambas al Ajillo (spicy garlic and shrimp in olive oil), Estofado de Res (slow-cooked Spanish braised beef), Paella Mixta (Seafood, Spanish chorizo & chicken paella), and Pulpo a la Gallega (Galacian octopus with potatoes, olive oil, and paprika).

    Paella Mixta / IMAGE from Bueno Tapas and Wine Restaurant

    Everything is kept as authentic as possible from the ingredients and down to the cooking methods, showing the fruits of hard work and commitment from Chef Kennedy’s exhaustive, but fulfilling trips to Spain.

    Pulpo a la Gallega / IMAGE from Bueno Tapas and Wine Restaurant

    “It was evident to me that I wanted to bring back home the best and the fullest of my Spanish culinary experiences by recreating a comforting dish from these regions. Initially, our dishes at Bueno were greatly influenced by the Tapas and Paellas of Madrid and Barcelona. As we continued to broaden the brand’s appeal by expanding our menu, we also took inspiration from Pintxos, and decided to adapt a more elaborate cooking method, after undergoing my training in San Sebastian,” the chef said.

    Chef Kennedy Alfonso / IMAGE from Bueno Tapas and Wine Restaurant

    Crowd Pleasers

    Here are a few favorites for when you visit Bueno:

    Arroz Meloso de Rabo de Buey / IMAGE from Bueno Tapas and Wine Restaurant

    Arroz Meloso de Rabo de Buey is a unique take on the classic paella as Chef Kennedy and his team incorporate oxtail into the recipe. With the slow and long-hour braising of the oxtail producing a rich, velvety sauce, it has just the right amount of consistency with a distinct beefy flavor.

    Estofado de Res / IMAGE from Bueno Tapas and Wine Restaurant

    Considered a staple among diners, Estofado de Res is beef braised for eight hours, making it fork-tender with superb intricacy to hit the right balance of savor and texture. The sauce that runs through every bite covers the meat with lush finish of deep flavor and color.

    Additionally, the extensive menu features a curated selection of wines, cocktails, and other alcoholic options that provide the perfect complement to every meal.

    Deep Blue Sea / IMAGE from Bueno Tapas and Wine Restaurant

    Boasting an inviting dining space and excellent offerings, Bueno Tapas & Wine Restaurant is a must-visit place for Spanish cuisine and wine lovers. So whether seeking a casual dining experience with friends or a romantic evening for two, patrons are sure to savor every moment here at Bueno.

    IMAGE from Bueno Tapas and Wine Restaurant

    General Information

  • Retail Row, The Grove by Rockwell, E. Rodriguez Jr. Ave., Ugong, Pasig City
  • 8-637-5081
  • 0917-637-8441
  • 11 a.m. - 12 m.n. (Sun-Wed) / 11 a.m. - 1 a.m. (Thu-Sat)
  • bueno@gnp.ph
  • https://bueno-tapas-wine-restaurant.business.site/
  • BuenoTapasWine/
  • buenotapaswine/?hl=en
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