June 25, 2018

Dr. Wine in Makati: A Glass and Platter of Goodness

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  • A wine of your choice plus a platter of cold cuts and cheese, Dr. Wine at the heart of Poblacion is just a few walks away from Rockwell will take you to a sophisticated yet warm and chill vibe as you toast to some of their best wines.

    A wine bar housing 150 types of the best wine, Dr. Wine’s collection are personally tasted and chosen by the French sommelier owners Vincent and Eva LandaisJean Philippe Guillot of AWC Wines Philippines, and Simon Côté of Apotheke Craft Spirits Co.

    Interior of Dr. Wine 

    The wine bar opened last August 2017 and easily became the most sought-after wine bars around the metro not just because of the wines they serve, but also with their freshly imported cold cuts. 

    A certified favorite of Filipinos, The Doctor’s Platter (Php 1,780) is a great mix of cheese and cold cuts with a variety of cold cuts all imported from France and Germany. Including a homemade slice of country rustic pâté and chicken liver mousse with maple syrup giving it a sweet flavor.

    The Doctor’s Platter Cheese & Cold Cut (Php 1,780 )

    For appetizers, Dr. Wine also has roasted Salmon Rillettes (Php 390), served with mustard, pickles, and Salad Artisan Bread or you can try Terrine de Foie Gras Au Torchon an L’Armagnac (Php 750) served with Apple Chutney and Artisan bread.

    Salmon Rillettes (Php 390)

    Terrine de Foie Gras Au Torchon an L’Armagnac (Php 750)

    From their menu comes a Cheese Platter (Php 780) with the chef’s cheese selection of the day served with salad, artisan bread, and wine sea salt butter. Feel free to pair these with their collection of wines!

    Cheese Platter (Php 780) of the night called for brillat savarin, iberico, tomme de savoie, and brie de meaux

    Dr. Wine also serves fresh salads such as the Mr. Seguin’s Goat Cheese Salad (Php 600) with a strong, melted goat cheese toast drizzled with honey, walnuts and smoked bacon on top of mixed greens with walnut dressing.

    Mr. Seguin’s Goat Cheese Salad (Php 600)

    Or go for the more fruity Chicken Delicacy Salad (Php 580) with organic chicken gizzards and liver generously deglazed with port wine, bacon bites and apple, mixed lettuce and apple cider vinaigrette for that balance of flavors and texture.

    Chicken Delicacy Salad (Php 580) 

    Also for starters, warm the belly with soup. La Soupe A L’Oignon Gratinee (Php 450) with three kinds of onions, countryside bread crouton gratinated with gruyere on top. The hot sweet and tangy soup goes well with another starter, Escargots a la Bourguignonne (Php 550) of traditional Burgundy snails!

    La Soupe A L’Oignon Gratinee (Php 450) on the right and Escargots a la Bourguignonne (Php 550)

    Soon to be Dr. Wine’s favorite main dish is the Canellonnis a la Truffa (Php 580) of pasta stuffed in spinach, ricotta, and salsa truffle topped with gratinated cheese that melted to cover all the goodness underneath! A great dish to introduce spinach to children and people with an aversion to vegetables.

    Canellonnis a la Truffa (Php 580)

    Treat yourself to a Braised Australian Lamb Shank (Php 900) that has been marinated in red wine and herbs for 24 hours and slowly cooked for 4 hours and served with sauteed vegetables garnish. Glaze it with the sauce served on the side and let the dish take you to grassland in Australia.

    Braised Australian Lamb Shank (Php 900)

    With a touch of the chef’s personal touch is the Georges Blanc’s Mother Secret Chicken Recipe (Php 780) of organic spring chicken with mushrooms, cream, and lemon juice. Have a try of Traditional Strasbourg Choucroutte (Php 780) of fermented cabbage cooked with white wine, German sausages, pork neck, and smoked pork belly.

    Georges Blanc’s Mother Secret Chicken Recipe (Php 780)

    Traditional Strasbourg Choucroutte (Php 780) 

    For the hearty meal, order the Cassoulet Toulousain (Php 900) which is a slow-cooked casserole with a variety of proteins such as the duck leg confit, Toulouse, and garlic sausages, smoked pork belly, and neck with white beans.

    Cassoulet Toulousain (Php 900)

    Consider giving the Provencal Grilled Pork Tenderloin A L’echalote (Php 680) a try. The pork tenderloin is marinated for 48 hours in a mustard marinade before it’s grilled on an iron cast and served with shallots and balsamic sauce. It’s a dish that’s truly worth the try if you’re at Dr. Wine.

    Provencal Grilled Pork Tenderloin A L’echalote (Php 680)

    The Doctor’s Stairway to Heaven (Php 280) which is chocolate custard topped with whipped cream and crunchy Belgian wafer served in a mason jar. Chocolates are not usually made sweet like this and you will surely come back to Dr. Wine for this!

    The Doctor’s Stairway to Heaven (Php 280)

    While you can enjoy a private dining room on the third floor complete with the sala, kitchen and long table, guests can also enjoy the open air on the Kartel Roofdeck Bar where they can enjoy cocktails. 

    Kartel Roofdeck Bar

    Chitchat with a glass of wine and a platter of your favorite cold cuts and cheese at Dr. Wine located at 5921 Algier, Poblacion, Makati City! For more information, you can call them at 0917 563 8811 or visit their Facebook page at dr.winemanila.

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