New Restaurant Alert: Wolf and Fox Gastropub at Two Parkade, Bonifacio Global City
This restaurant is two in one.
Wolf and Fox Gastropub
Two Parkade, 30th Street corner 7th Avenue, Bonifacio Global City
Tel. No. 856-1354
Open daily from 11 a.m. to 2 a.m.
(SPOT.ph) If you’re expecting a bunch of men toasting mugs to a seemingly bottomless tap, this is not the place. Wolf and Fox is a lair for your typical gentleman. Grey and black walls act as a subdued canvas to the daring displays of deer antlers and gold-framed photos of animal-headed humans. It feels more like a members-only club for the sartorial, cigar-smoking upperclass British men. Though it may look to intimidate, Wolf and Fox Gastropub doesn't discriminate. From the aesthetic to the menu, it intrigues, rather than questions.
The newly opened restaurant divides their carte du jour into two: the Fox for farmhouse favorites, and the Wolf for a more cosmopolitan tastes. Think a smattering of meatball pastas, grilled Pacific oysters, pub-style nachos, all-meat flatbreads, and a dry-aged rib-eye steak. The Foie Croquettes (P298) come as six deep-fried morsels drizzled with reduced balsamic vinegar. The golden hue gives off a luxury of crispness and is handsome enough to make your mouth water. Inside, a mound of smooth mashed potato hugs a sliver of foie gras. The sweetness of the thick syrup marries well with the slight bitterness of the liver.
The Wolf Burgers (P328++) are for those who look for a personal touch in their sandwich. Build from the base of a US Angus-burger patty and the usual cast of characters-tomato, onions, pickles, cheddar cheese slice. But customers get the freedom to choose between sesame brioche or a soft potato bun, and from sides of either skin-on fries, homemade potato chips, or Truffle Parmesan fries (additional P78). Caramelized onions, fried egg, Gorgonzola cheese, jalapeño, and prosciutto cost extra, but layer on more personality. Amp up your burger by checking an additional beef patty in your checklist for a heftier and meatier bite.
Pot-roast chicken, fish and chips, bangers and mash, beer-brined mussels, coq au vin, and an array of sandwiches, including the Fishwich, a crispy fillet of fish in between a brioche bun, and a classic Reuben, also make appearances on the menu. The Wild Berkshire Pork (P449) comes as a bit of surprise. The menu describes it as being served with wild rice pilaf and braised red cabbage, but the brawny slab of tender pork rests on a bed of potato mash and bathed with a rich brown sauce. Regardless, the classic combination that was served works for good reason.
Deconstructed Banana Cream Pie
Crowd favorites like red velvet cake and truffle chocolates stand beside more playful options like the Salted Caramel Parfait or Deconstructed Banana Cream Pie (P198). The pie is a no-bake, no-crust innovation. Instead, warm caramelized bananas, custard, and a chocolate cookie come layered in a martini glass topped with whipped cream and finished with chopped pistachios.
Quite a dim space
The interiors don’t let on much in terms of what Wolf and Fox offers. When the antlers and animal heads confuse you, all you need to remember that this snazzy pub finds the middleground between rusticity and luxury.