fusion food (ˈfjuːʒən fuːd)
“the food which is made using a style of cooking which combines traditional Western techniques and ingredients with those used in Eastern cuisine.”, Collins English Dictionary
Conveniently located at S’ Maison mall, Epilogue is the newest fusion fine dining restaurant in Manila which offers Japanese-European dishes. The bistro introduces an East meets West food concept. Honestly, I’m a newbie to this Jap-Euro mix that’s why I was super excited to get a chance to try Epilogue’s menu during their opening dinner held last week.
Epilogue is the culmination of the culinary journey of four Japanese master chefs namely Tomohide Ono, Hayato Mitsuhashi, Minoru Sorimachi and Kenji Ishihara, each an expert on his craft. They combine intricate European dishes with the discipline that the Japanese are known for – best of both worlds, I must say!
Credit the amazing interiors to Kazumasa Wakabayashi, who happens to be the designer of Gonpachi restaurant in Tokyo where the famous Kill Bill fight scene was shot.
Here’s Epilogue’s bar area. I love how there’s a “quiet” corner amidst the huge space of the restaurant where you can enjoy fine wine or perfectly brewed coffee.
Without further adieu, let’s get eating!! 😉
Preface (soups and salads)
Duo of tomato – thyme cream & faglio bianco soup, pancetta, aged reggiano
Harvest salad, coddled egg, walnuts, boqueron garlic dressing, shaved parmesan, chicken cooked sous vide
Chapter and Verse (main dishes)
Parmesan crusted chicken, russet potato fries
Pan-seared Chilean sea bass, roasted shimeji & heirloom baby carrots, tomato-cream sauce, parmesan potato puree
Afterword (cakes and pastries)
Look at these bread selection freshly baked by Chef Ono! I heard that melon pan is their bestseller! 🙂
MUST TRY: Dulce de leche cheesecake!
Visit Epilogue now and try their one-of-a-kind menu! Hint: They will soon serve Japanese uni and wagyu beef! Can’t wait to try these treats! 🙂
S’ Maison, Conrad Manila,
Seaside Blvd., Coral Way, Pasay City
Opening hours: 10am to 10pm