Terraz: Meetings and Bistro | Upscale Dining Space with Playful Quality Dishes

Dining with a Makati City View

Set inside one of the most impressive looking buildings at the heart of the Makati Central Business district, the Zuellig, Terraz Meetings and Bistro is as elegant as the mirage-like building it is housed. Sweeping views of Makati skyline especially at night, refined interiors with tasteful artworks and good lighting accentuate the cozy mood. The dining crowd means business, mostly in their formal business garbs but don’t get intimidated though as it is open for casual diners too, the date crowds or those looking for after-work cocktails for relaxation and chit-chats. Join us as happyfoodies with guest foodies Sol of Sol Razo and Jam of Haveatyou samples the international cuisines with a twist from the playful chefs of Terraz.

Complimentary Naan bread with garlic and sweet and spicy dip
Complimentary Naan bread with garlic and sweet and spicy dip

Starters and Salads

Naan bread with a couple of dips got us started. I love the strong but pleasant flavor on the garlic dip, the Sweet and Spicy dip has only a hint of spice and reminded me more of pimiento.

The Terraz Chef Salad (Php 295)
The Terraz Chef Salad (Php 295)

We got a couple of salad on our table and both were very good that its just a matter of preference which to order. I like the creamy ranch dressing on the Terraz Chef Salad and there’s a lot going on in terms of textures from the crisp veggies, crunchy bacon bits and the different kind of cheese.

Sesame Crusted Ahi Tuna
Sesame Crusted Ahi Tuna (Php 275)

The Sesame Crusted Ahi Tuna Salad has a more oriental flavor from its sesame vinaigrette and the slightly nutty flavor from its seeds.

Simple Saffron Spaghetti (Php 250)
Simple Saffron Spaghetti (Php 250)

Pasta

The Simple Saffron Spaghetti does lived up to its name, I liked that it strips off other ingredients and just let the rich tanginess from the tomato sauce and hint of smokey flavor from the grilled asparagus.

Florentine Style Beef Lasagna
Florentine Style Beef Lasagna (Php 395)

The Florentine Style Beef Lasagna has quite a different layer of flavor from the nutmeg bechamel. It’s quite qood but I can do without the poached egg on top.

Visayas Style Pork Knucke
Visayas Style Pork Knucke “Humba” (Php 295)

Entree

We tried three entrees. There was the Visayas Style Pork Knuckle “Humba”. Its sweet sauce and really tender meat is likeable in its familiarity. The fragrant lemongrass rice which comes with it perfectly compliments the dish.

Spicy Terraz Corned Beef Adobo (Php 495)
Spicy Terraz Corned Beef Adobo (Php 495)

For Sol she can’t get enough of the Spicy Terraz Corned Beef Adobo.

“I love this one of a kind Corned Beef Adobo! The spiciness and sweet taste blend well. The beef is so tender and juicy. It’s really a mouthwatering meal from Terraz.”

I had to agree with her on some point that its a standout dish especially mixed with the cheesy mashed pumpkin sauce and the kick of spiciness.

Grilled Bacon Wrapped Pork Medallion and Foie Gras (Php 695)
Grilled Bacon Wrapped Pork Medallion and Foie Gras (Php 695)

But for me, I was raving for the Grilled Bacon Wrapped Pork Medallion with Foie Gras. I just love the strong flavors in this dish infused by the merlot sauce, a variety of wine I really like. Then the twice-cooked Macaire potato had that hash brown crispiness but soft mashed potatoes inside and the bits of foi gras and its buttery goodness heightens the overall flavor of the dish. Not to mention the bacon wrapped pork that meat lover liked me definitely enjoyed.

Pan-seared Salmon with Mishima Mix (Php 395)
Pan-seared Salmon with Mishima Mix (Php 395)

For something light there’s also the Pan-Seared Salmon with Mishimi Mix in also on the table. The salmon meat was moist and a hint of citrus from the sauce.

Z-Bake Chocolate Cake (Php 225)
Z-Bake Chocolate Cake (Php 225)

Dessert

There’s always room for dessert as I always say and there’s room for three. We had the Z-Bake Chocolate Cake which is basically an ala mode. The cake was good but could be better though what I liked is the added crispy texture of fried crepe with the vanilla ice cream.

Crepe Zamurai (Php 150)
Crepe Zamurai (Php 150)

There’s also the Crepe Zamurai filled with mango and banana swimming in caramel sauce and cinnamon sugar. I’m not to fond with it really as it felt like I was eating soup.

Pavlovaz (Php 150)
Pavlovaz (Php 150)

But my favorite was the Pavlovaz, while it tends to be sweet I love the fruits with it and the meringue. Jam seems to agree.

“My favorite part of the entire Terraz experience was their Pavlovaz. They don’t just look gorgeous, they’re delicious too!

This Australian/ New Zealand national dessert was a merry mix of meringue, whipped cream, fresh mangoes, kiwi and berries. I loved how the crunchy meringue shell contrasted so nicely with the smooth, silky cream. Let’s not forget about the fruits, whose tartness completed the entire experience.

This showstopper may sound like an overly sweet dessert, but I’m glad that it wasn’t. Instead, the slight tartness lent to a clean, pleasant finish that doesn’t overstay its welcome.

I swear I could eat a serving or two of pavlovaz by myself; I’ll worry about the calories some other time!”

Terraz Interiors
Terraz Interiors

Terraz Meetings and Bistro
3/F Zuellig Building
Makati Avenue cor Paseo de Roxas
Makati City
Contact: (632) 625-4831, or (632) 625-4832
Facebook /raintreeterraz

Tasteful art pieces decorate the walls
Tasteful art pieces decorate the walls
Open air dining with a view of the Makati skyline
Open air dining with a view of the Makati skyline
One of the private meeting rooms that can be rented
One of the private meeting rooms that can be rented
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