I thought at first that the restaurant was closed because the sign said so. As the disappointment was sinking in, we learned (fortunately) that someone just forgot to flip the sign. Whew. I would have hated to have travelled all this way to The Fort for nothing. Named after the French port city known for its excellent (and at times, expensive) wines, it is not surprising that Bordeaux Restaurant and Wine Bar offers these alongside an extensive collection of other French wines. Not to mention, a whole menu of French food for those less inclined towards wine.
The restaurant staff greeted us with all the warmth and friendliness they could muster. We gained all their attention. Well, we were the only people in the restaurant at that time (which was just dandy). It was 6 PM, still a little early for the typical dinner. No matter. The service was nevertheless impeccable. The waiters stand at the ready to serve and attend to their patrons’ every need. They entertain requests without neglecting to flash the requisite smile.
It was nice of myBistro to give out a P250 gift coupon, so I decided to make use of it. Coupons usually suffered neglect in my hands. I was going to change that starting from here. I was in the mood for a typical American fare, so I scurried off to T.G.I. Friday’s at Robinson’s Ermita. Plus I remembered they had this appetizer I loved. It’s simple and the name self-explanatory, but I never forget to order the Fried Mac and Cheese (P295). The first bite is scrumptious. It’s a great appetizer if you’re sharing, although I couldn’t decide whether I preferred it with the Marinara sauce or without.