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En Tirage Mandala Park, Mandaluyong City

The nightlife in Manila continues to flourish through the years with the rise of super clubs, bars, gastropubs, and restaurants that offer craft beers for after work drinks with friends. I'm not really familiar with this whole scene but I've taken note of it after being invited to city pub crawls and foodie meetups in restos that double as speakeasies at night.

En Tirage boasts of their all-day unlimited wine, whisky and beer promo. Now if that is your idea of fun and it's always wine o'clock on your watch, you should definitely put them on your list.

I really like how En Tirage is well lit and spacious. The natural light entering the resto made our food photos so much better. It has that laid back vibe with a hint of sophistication. [Edit: 05/30/17 - Click here to see the final look of their interiors.]

On the table:

Mozzarella Balls (PhP 195)
You can never go wrong with these chewy cheese balls as appetizers!
Lemon Pepper Chicken Wings (PhP 285)
Paella Valenciana (PhP 655)
Paella Negra (PhP 670)

Truffle Mushroom Pasta (PhP 345)
Surprisingly, there was no umay factor here. Loved the chunks of mushroom and flavorful sauce. White sauce always tends to be bland but they did a good job with this one!
Glazed Baby Back Ribs (PhP 290)
Pepperoni Pizza (PhP 530)
Margherita and Feta Pizza (PhP 450)
Tofu Steak and Pork Belly (PhP 260)
My favorite out of everything would be the Lemon Pepper Chicken Wings. It. Was. The. Bomb. I've said numerous times how I love, love, looove chicken wings and this is one of those that doesn't comfortable settle at the middle of okay-ness. It was really, really good! I love the fact that the wings were not greasy at all, it was perfectly seasoned and the tickle in your palate because of the lemon incorporated in the meat was a nice touch. I highly recommend it! Perfect with rice for lunch or dinner, and goes well with beer, too! Second is the Tofu Steak and Pork Belly. You might interject that I am biased with pork dishes, but you see, everyone in our group fell in love with this. Tofu and pork, two of my favorite things! The tofu was crispy on the outside and silky on the inside, perfectly fried, that it was a surprise when we took a bite at it. The sauce, which was a nice balance of sweet and salty, was not overpowering and complemented the meat and tofu well. Yum! Another dish that stole my heart was their Paella Negra. I liked this than the Paella Valenciana because I prefer the contrast of the saltiness of squid ink + seafood flavor versus the former which was tomato based. That beautiful black heap of rice, seafood, eggs, sausages and pork was a wonderful treat to the taste buds and the tummy! So delicious without having to be salty because of the components mentioned.

We were asked if we wanted white or red wine to go with our paella and I chose to have a glass of the red one, Gallo Cabernet Sauvignon.

Whether it's for lunching with your colleagues, afternoon hangouts with friends or dinner dates with your significant other, I'm pretty sure En Tirage will be able to deliver. I've already suggested the place to my friends at work and we're looking forward to an evening of beers, whiskeys, wines and cocktails! Can't wait to be back and let them try the Lemon Pepper Chicken Wings! They also offer a beautiful cheese and cold cuts platter that you can customize!

By the way, if you're curious, En Tirage (en•ti•haj) is a French phrase which means the withdrawing of wine from a barrel, as for testing or tasting.

Thank you very much to En Tirage for having us, and Zomato for the invite!
All-Day Unlimited Promo Schedule and Prices:

Sunday and Monday: Unlimited wine, beer and whiskey

Tuesday and Friday: Unlimited wine
Italy - PhP 490
Chile - PhP 550
California - PhP 590

Wednesday and Saturday: Unlimited beer
Local (SMB; Pale and Light) - PhP 499
Imported (Stella Artois) - PhP 699

Thursday: Unlimited whiskey
Whyte and Mckay - PhP 499
Johnnie Walker Black Label - PhP 799

En Tirage Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

En Tirage is located at Mandala Park, 312 Shaw Boulevard, Pleasant Hills, Mandaluyong City
Operating Hours: Monday to Thursday, 10:00 AM - 1:00 AM
                              Friday to Saturday, 10:00 AM - 2:00 AM
                              Sunday, 11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
Contact No.: (02) 246-9069 ext:164 (Reservation is recommended)
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