1.22.2015

New Restaurant Alert : Fireside by Kettle

One of the newest additions to the growing foodie scene at the SM Megamall Fashion hall is Fireside by Kettle. As the name suggests, it's run by the same group as Kettle (the highly successful comfort food joint in neighboring Shangri-La Mall). If you fell in love with Kettle, you will surely share the same sentiment with Fireside because it offers the same quality (which means big flavors and huge portions that are good for sharing and definitely value for money!) and comfort. It boasts of an entirely new menu but includes some spins on old Kettle favorites.

Get ready to indulge...

Appetizers/Starters


Truffled Potato Chips  
Php 199.99
Paper thin and deep fried to a crisp homemade potato chips with hints of truffle; covered and drizzled with a special blue cheese sauce and green onions. Warning : Highly addicting! I think I can finish the whole order, oh dear!




Crab and Artichoke Dip
Php 279.00
Nacho Chips with Crab Fat, Crab Meat and Artichoke


Mascarpone Cheesecake with Croutons, Arugula and Tomato Jam
Php 359.00
A show stopper : the mascarpone was light, creamy, slightly sweet. Spread it smoothly on top of the crouton and accentuate the taste with some tomato jam. To top it off,  give it a kick by adding some fresh and peppery arugula before you devour each crunchy bite. What a winner!


Sweet, Spicy and Salty Wings
Php 249.00 (3 pcs) They also have a bigger order of 5 pcs.
Inspired by the award-winning "pokpok" wings from  Brooklyn, New York. It is best eaten by hand so you can gnaw the meat to the bone and lick the sticky, sweet, salty and spicy sauce out of your fingers! 


Salmon Gravlax Tartare
Php 349.00
Refreshing and citrusy marinade on their home-cured gravlax served with baguette chips and cilantro peppercoulis. 



 Asian Shrimp Salad 
Php 299.99
Romaine, Cabbage, Grilled Shrimps, Cucumbers, Carrots, Cilantro, Rice Noodles, 
Lime Fish Sauce Dressing



Entrees

Buttermilk Fried Chicken Fingers 
Php 489.00
Fireside's Spin on Kettle's all-time favorite. This time it is served as chicken fingers and with cornbread donut holes. Chicken is tender (though less juicy than Kettle's because it's white meat and the breast part versus the thigh/leg part in Kettle) but both have distinct flavors that you will surely come back for. Enjoy it with some gravy and drizzle a little honey... you can never go wrong! 

And oh! The donut holes are oh-so-AWE-some! Perfectly bite-sized cornbread balls that are a great compliment to the hearty chicken tenders. 


Grilled Halibut with Quinoa Vegetable Salad
Php 399.00 
One of the healthier options for those who are not into meat

For the carnivores out there;

Boneless US Ribeye 
350 grams Php 1,699.00



Double cut Pork Chop
Php 519.00
Ginormous and Thick Honey Cider Brined Porkchops served on a bed of apples, peppercorn mustard cream sauce and assorted grilled vegetables. Since I don't eat pork, I had to ask my husband to give his thoughts on this one. It's not easy to cook pork chops because there is always that tendency to overcook it and be left with dry pieces of white meat. My husband said that Chef Chiloy did a great job with the brine and cooking process because the dish turned out moist and juicy!





Sweet Endings

As if all of the things above were NOT enough, we made sure there was room for these sweets.
Always end something great with a BANG, right? That's exactly what we all did.  



Homemade Doughnuts with Salted Caramel, Chocolate and Rasberry Sauce

Coconut Checkered Cake
Php 259.00

Homemade Deconstructed S'mores
Php 139.00

Sticky Fig Banana Pudding with Vanilla Ice Cream and Caramel Sauce
Php 129.00 
This stood out amongst the desserts we had because it wasn't TOO sweet. The cake was nice and moist while the ice cream added a delightful contrast in texture. 




What a sumptuous bordering on indulgent feast this whole thing was! Sharing with you my personal favorites: Truffled Potato Chips, Cornbread Donuts from the Chicken Fingers Entree, Mascarpone with Tomato Jam and the Sticky Banana Fig Pudding! :) Be sure to check out the Fireside by Kettle the next time you find yourself in the Megamall area. 


Fireside by Kettle
3rd Floor SM Fashion Hall  - just beside Linguini Fini
Contact Numbers :  landline   (02)  532 1807



Take it easy,
Pattie

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