Experience Contemporary Spanish Flavors at Bueno Tapas and Wine Restaurant in Pasig
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.
IMAGE from Bueno Tapas and Wine Restaurant
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), and Paella Mixta (Seafood, Spanish chorizo & chicken paella).
Paella Mixta / IMAGE from Bueno Tapas and Wine Restaurant
Everything is kept as authentic as possible from the ingredients and down to the cooking method, showing the fruits of hard work and commitment from Chef Kennedy’s exhaustive, but fulfilling culinary trips to Spain.
“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
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 features a unique take on 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 and harmonious 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.
Bueno Tapas and Wine Restaurant presents authentic Spanish cuisine for those looking for the real deal. Try its offerings for yourself at The Grove By Rockwell (GF Level Retail Row), E. Rodriguez Jr. Avenue, Pasig City. Chef Kennedy will be opening Bueno’s second branch in BGC soon. You may also check it out on Facebook and Instagram. For reservations, contact 0917-637-8441 or 8-637-5081.