Eating before a food blog event is a rookie mistake, especially if that event is a fancy dinner. I was fortunate enough to be invited by ZomatoPH to Finestra Italian Steakhouse, one of Solaire’s notable establishments. The unfortunate part was that I got greedy over lunch and had an entire plate of pork katsu curry rice to myself. Big mistake! I was still so umay by dinner time, but that didn’t stop me from enjoying Finestra’s quality dishes by Italian Chef Alan Marchetti and Finestra’s finest.
Finestra creates authentic Italian dishes and some of the best steaks I’ve ever had. My favorite was the tender, juicy steak from the Snake River Farm, which is known to produce top-of-the-line Wagyu beef considered by Bloomberg as one of the best premium steaks in the world. Simply mwah! I mean, just look at it!
The Omi Beef is equally good! It has a 400-year history and is one of Japan’s Top 3 Wagyu. Omi beef refers to cuts of beef from Black Japanese cattle which, for the longest time, have been raised in Shiga Prefecture in an environment surrounded by water and bountiful nature. The intense marbling provides a buttery texture and subtle flavors that linger in every bite.
For me, the third menu item that stood out was a dessert: Baked Cheesecake (PHP 380). Topped with refreshing limoncello sorbet straight from the recipe of Chef Alan’s mother, this baked blueberry cheesecake is fluffy dream that becomes more interesting with every bite.
Ribbollita / Tuscan Soup (PHP 600) – Borlotti beans, barley, potato, cauliflower, spinach, garden vegetables
Bollito Misto (PHP 1,900) – Slow-cooked beef, chicken, beef broth, vegetables, salsa verde
Risotto alla Pescatora (PHP 1,380) – Carnaroli rice, squid, prawn, clam, mussel, crustacean sauce
Tonno (PHP 2,500) – Grilled yellowfin tuna steak, Sicilian caponata (250g)
Pan-seared gnocchi, provolone cheese, truffle, Parmesan gratin (PHP 350)
Ferrero Rocher Ice Cream Coupe (PHP 460) – Nutella, cookies with cream, vanilla, stracciatella ice cream
Location: Solaire Resort & Casino, Aseana Avenue, Entertainment City, Parañaque City, Metro Manila, Philippines
Operating Hours: 5:30 PM to 11 PM Daily
Contact Number: (+63 2) 246-9069 ext:642