This part of BGC where Stella Wood Fired Bistro is located also houses several restaurants from mid to high class ones. I have only tried a few: Nolita, Jamba Juice, Tampopo and Rocket Room which is a sister restaurant of Stella Wood Fired Bistro. Although this is my first time to try Stella Wood Fired Bistro and I'm excited on what they have to offer.
The interiors of Stella Wood Fired Bistro isn't so fancy like the other restaurants I've been to. But it sure was cozy and very inviting. The lighting was also perfect, not so dim and not so bright. This restaurant is after all designed to be place for family and friends who just want to have a good old fashion fun over great casual food. Stella also prides itself as the first to use wood fire cooking among the restaurants in the metro. They cook almost all their dishes using this method of cooking to bring out the best from each ingredient.
So here are the items that we got to try during the Gifted.PH launch (by te way, you can check out this new gift giving website here: Gifted.PH Launch).
Fried Mushroom Chips with garlic cream cheese dip
Salsa Guacamole and Chips: salsa fresca and guacamole, fresh lime, warm tortilla chips
The Stella Sip: Stella's signature iced tea, four red fruits tea, lemon honey, crush iced
Crispy Honey Walnut Beef and Arugula Salad: nashi pear, gorgonzola bits, sweet and spicy gochujang dressing toasted sesame
Butcher's Best Pizza: all meat, fennel dust and onions
Garlic Bianca Pizza: roasted and toasted garlic, fresh baby spinach, malagos pecorino
Housemade Chorizo and Garlic Spaghetti: roasted tomatoes and garlic silvers
Black Pepper Crab Cream Pasta: malagos pecorino and fresh lemon
Norwegian Salmon: arugula, almond pesto, sundried tomato, chili marmalade, ricotta
Butterfield bacon and Rosemary Wrapped Chicken: roasted chicken liver and cream gravy
The meals served to us were light and very flavorful. You would also notice that the ingredients used are quite high-end and not the usual you would get in other restaurants. All were very well curated. I have to say my favorites were Fried Mushroom Chips - they were tasty and crisp with a good dip to pair with. I love mushrooms and their supposed to be healthy kind of food but this one is deep fried, but heck, I am not complaining because they were sooo good! Crispy Honey Walnut Beef and Arugula Salad (I love all the combination on this salad, especially the sweet and spicy gochujang dressing).
Also the Butcher's Best Pizza: the thickness of the dough was just the way how I like it. The bacon bits was thick and I love it! The caramelized onions gave it a sweet twist. And lastly the Norwegian Salmon, I would say I am biased to this, because salmon is one of my favorites and any time you make me eat salmon in any type it was cooked I would probably eat it, even raw! You can make me eat salmon for a whole month and I would probably wont complain. The arugula, almond pesto, sundried tomato, chili marmalade and ricotta cheese that came with it added more flavor and texture to this already delicious piece of meat.
All in all it was good hearty late lunch. the prices were also reasonable enough for the quality and quantity of serving for your buck. Will I recommend it to friends or go back to Stella? You bet your life I would! Btw, They also accept small events as the place can hold around 60 persons. If you happen to be at BGC and looking for some place to have a great chow, I suggest you walk your way to BGC Central and check out Stella Wood Fired Bistro.