I’m pretty lucky in that I get regular invitations to attend Juan Carlos de Terry’s themed dinners that he puts on every year as well as the wine dinners he does every other month or so. But these aren’t the only occasions where I enjoy his food. Every now and then we go to his restaurant to feast on his standard menu offerings.
Dinner last Sunday, we visited the Terry’s branch at the basement of The Podium where we had dinner. Although the menu is pretty extensive, Pixie, who is currently sandwich obsessed decided on the Chixmosa, a grilled chicken sandwich with Parmesan and Edam cheese, tomatoes, pesto and dressing. You can choose among several types of bread for the sandwiches and for this one, she opted for the ciabatta.
We also got some baked oysters to start with.
As well as some peppers stuffed with a rich cream based on Cabrales cheese.
Mikey and I also had some Gazpacho.
We then shared a couple of dishes for our mains. There was a Bacalao a la Vizcaina, a 400 g Chuleton Vasco, and an extremely rich risotto called Capricho Española which uses the Spanish Arroz Bomba usually used for paella, prawn, fish, scallop and a very flavorful cheese that is infused into every grain of rice. The menu says this is good for 2 persons but even three of us had difficulty polishing it off.
The same care and intricate preparation that is a hallmark of JC de Terry’s special dinners is also evident in these regular menu offerings. Those looking for creative ways with Spanish cuisine would do well to visit the restaurants attached to the Terry’s Selections stores.
Terry’s Selections and restaurants has locations at Karrivin Plaza Pasong Tamo Extension Makati, The Podium Mandaluyong, Lafayette Square, Leviste cor Sedeño St Salcedo Village Makati, and McKinley Hills Taguig