We’ve been to the Grid Food Market in Rockwell many times since it’s opened. The Grid burst onto the food scene boasting an indoor food hall filled with well curated stalls run by seasoned chefs and restaurateurs. We’ve been going there mostly for lunch and heavy meals, this time around we tried out a variety of small plates paired with liquid libations. We checked out Spanish by Rambla, Happy Barrel, Workshop and EDSA Bdg. The best table for kicking back and unwinding after a stressful day in the office is in the corner beside Beefier.
First up are plates after plates of tapas from kitchens of Spanish by Rambla.
b (P170). Fried potatoes drizzled with spicy tomato sauce and aioli. I can never say no to potatoes and these are fried well with a crisp outer layer and the drizzled sauces enhancing the flavors.
Calamares (P290). Simple squid rings fried with light batter served with a lemon wedge and aioli on the side.
Sisig Croquettas (P190) and Jamon Croquettas (P170). A battle of classic vs new with the classic jamon croquettas reigning supreme.
Jamon & Tortilla (P250). At first glance, it looked like an ensaymada topped with lots of cheese but on closer inspection it was actually an omelette. Potato omelette topped with slices of jamon and generous shavings of cheese. This was excellent and I’ll not be sharing this one next time I order it.
Chorizo and white wine (P525). The fried chorizo were meaty and very tasty that you’d be looking for a plate of garlic rice or a loaf of crusty bread to wolf it down.
Gambas al Ajillo (P625). The gambas were good but not P625 good, you’d be better off ordering a few other plates instead.
Pair your tapas with cocktails and sangria from EDSA Bdg. We tried the Lychee Martini (P300), Tropical Sangria (P650) and Guava Sangria (P650), all of them were refreshing and easy to drink.
If you prefer wine, then head on over to Happy Barrel for some paired with charcuterie plates. Beautiful plates of sliced cured meats and cheese that would go well with a bottle of Spanish wine.
Dessert was from The Workshop, this was actually the first time we had dessert in The Grid since we were usually too stuffed after our meal. We had the 17 Layer Caramel Cake (P290), 17 Layer Strawberry Cake (P290), Burnt Basque Cheesecake (P270), Life Changing Brownie, Flourless Chocolate Cake, and Caramelized Walnut Brownie. My favorite is unsurprisingly the 17 Layer strawberry cake, a balance of light and creamy flavors with just the right amount of sweetness. It was my first time to they the burnt basque cheesecake and I find it light but not the texture of cheesecake I like. Dessert goes well with a cup of coffee from EDSA Bdg, I had a cup of pour over Ethiopia Gotiti Gedeb (P150) which I unfortunately forgot to take a photo of.
Spanish, Happy Barrel, Workshop, EDSA BdgThe Grid Food Market
R2 Level Expansion Wing, Power Plant Mall
Rockwell Center, Makati City
Contact No.: (632) 759-4605
Facebook Page: The Grid Food Market
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