Let’s talk first impressions. Anne Bistro is spacious, cozy and the staff were prompt and accommodating. The place is definitely fancier than most restaurants in Bacolod, although I would not categorize it as a full on fine dining restaurant as what most people would say. The kitchen area is probably the fanciest, with their plates and cutlery to match its elegance.
Now onto the more lasting impressions: the food. I was thrilled to see oyster popcorn on the menu. They are battered, deep fried oysters served with spicy mayo. I expected crispy morsels of heaven, however I got soggy with very little hints of oysters. Their porchetta is this 12-hour sous-vided pork belly served with pickled mangoes, liver sauce and pilaf rice. I enjoyed how the sauce and rice complemented each other with the crunchy pork belly. When it came to the dessert, their deconstructed turon was the highlight of my meal. It looked too pretty to eat, and it was even better when I finally ate it. The textures and the flavors of the banana, langka and everything else combined was just divine.
I have to give mad props to Anne Bistro for serving up creative and definitely eye catching dishes. Something fresh and exciting for the City of Bacolod. Drop by soon!
Salad of the day (P150)Oyster Popcorn (P145)Porchetta (P410)Seafood Aglio Olio (P305)Deconstructed Turon (P150)
12th St., Cor Aguinaldo, Bacolod City
Contact: +63 915 563 6973