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G/F Nielson Tower, Ayala Triangle Gardens, Ayala Ave. cor. Makati Ave., Makati, Metro Manila



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Day Opening Time Closing Time
Mon-Thu, Sun 11:00 AM 11:00 PM
Fri-Sat 11:00 AM 12:00 AM
 September 15 2015, 09:14:02
Very good place for dinner!!
Food  4
Ambiance  5
Service  4
Price  4
Blackbird is in Ayala Triangle along Makati Avenue. There are 2 places, inside and outside. Well inside is good but also outside is good, especially at night. I liked ambience outside at night. You can drink good wine there. It's good place for dating, business dinner!
 February 18 2016, 11:50:03
Blackbird’s Valentine’s Dinner 2016
Food  4
Ambiance  5
Service  5
Price  4

Named after the world’s fastest air-breathing manned aircraft, Blackbird on Ayala Triangle used to be Nielson Tower, an American military airfield during WWII. After the war, it was converted for commercial flights, becoming Metro Manila’s first International Airport until the 70’s. Since then it has become a restaurant, a club and a library. Today, it’s an aviation-themed, fine dining restaurant by Chefs Colin Mackay and Kerwin Go, the same people behind People’s Palace. Blackbird serves contemporary European and Asian cuisines.

Every Valentine’s my significant surprises me with a blue rose, a fine dining resto reserved months in advance, and a serenade at the end of the evening. The fun part is guessing the destination before we arrive. Much to his dismay, I guessed Blackbird the moment we entered Makati. I was still pretty surprised because I wasn’t expecting to come here. He was careful not to give away clues the entire month.

These canapés represent different cuisines: fried prawn/shrimp dumpling for Taiwanese, sashimi on fried tofu for Japanese, and bleu cheese on a pastry puff for French. I’m really just guessing here.

The swimmer crab was a pretty sight, and the texture of the crab was nice. I didn’t really get to taste the green apple but I’m sure it was there. (I ordered a different dish.) The foie gras tart was good! I really liked the pear and the sweet onion combo. Also, I love foie gras.

I felt that the gnocchi was a bit bland and the truffle cream was a bit malabnaw (watery). It could have used more richness.

The tender Wagyu melted in my mouth! It had a clean, subdued taste, but was accentuated by the rest of the dish. The spice-crusted seabass had a simple but slightly more powerful savor, contrasted against the creamy potato puree and the sweet peperonata.

I liked how the strawberry sorbet was the beginning of the dessert phase, and not just a boring scoop of sorbet. It was a deconstructed parfait with strawberry halves, frozen yogurt and parfait crumbs.

The fudgey brownie was delish! And the caramelized popcorn had that subtle burnt taste that tasted remotely like coffee.
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