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Manila, Angeles City, Clark Freeport, North of Manila,
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Ortigas is one of the fast-growing sections of Manila. Once described as a dry and boring town made up offices and residential compounds with little to offer in terms of entertainment and dining options, things have come a long way since then. Good restaurants in new malls offer food and services that satisfy even the most demanding customers in Manila. In this new lineup of popular restaurants in Ortigas Manila is the Blackboard which is located in the upscale shopping mall called Podium along ADB Avenue.


Blackboard Restaurant Crispy chicken thigh with orange reduction on Ube mash

Blackboard Restaurant Crispy chicken thigh with orange reduction on Ube mash

5th Floor, Podium Mall, ADB Avenue,
Ortigas Center, Metro Manila, Philippines
Although it is not lavish, this restaurant is a tasteful and cozy. The layout of this restaurant makes seating comfortable. Guests do not feel cramped even when the place is full. Service is brisk and attentive.

There is not a lot of good business dining options in Ortigas.Business executives like the clean and simple setup, an ambiance that is very conducive a relaxing business dinner. Good food and fine wine offered by this restaurant in Ortigas contribute much to its appeal for business entertainment.

Ch Logis du Roy 2002 Pomerol Horz at Yats Wine Shop

Ch Logis du Roy 2002 Pomerol at Yats Wine Shop

Ortigas, Metro Manila
Managing Chef Michel Cottabarren describes the cuisine at Blackboard restaurant as a frenzy of imagination, a knack for the unexpected and the flair to improvise. Poetic as that may be, the underlying statement is clear. What you see is indeed what you get. One might say that this is the defining feature of a good bistro but one that is not always there in restaurants across Manila.
Grilled squid skewers with salsa verde at Blackboard Restaurant

Grilled squid skewers with salsa verde at Blackboard Restaurant

Click here to browse the menu of Blackboard Restaurant

As the name implies, the menu is written in chalk on a blackboard so that items can be changed frequently. This innovative concept makes dining at this restaurant in Manila a lot of fun. It also gives the restaurant maximum freedom to offer the best ingredients available that day and to do so at good value also.
Food and wine lovers in Manila who dine out frequently in Ortigas have expressed disappointment on the paucity of restaurants that offer a decent wine selection. Inferior wine lists give the market a good reason to dine at restaurants in BGC, Makati and even Rockwell. Intense competition among dining establishments in those areas have resulted in the emergence of more acceptable wine selections especially in restaurants run by progressive management.

Some progressive restaurants in Ortigas are beginning to accept the challenge to offer Manila’s food and wine lovers wine lists that not only give restaurants in Makati and BGS a run for their money, but win back a chunk of the clientele lost in recent years due to their own complacency in the wine aspect of their businesses.

Blackboard is among the recent group of fine restaurants and wine bars that upgraded their wine lists to meet the ever-escalating standards set by Manila’s wine loving dining clientele.

Ch La Grave de Guitignan 1998 at Yats Wine Shop

Ch La Grave de Guitignan 1998 at Yats Wine Shop


Click here to browse the wine list of Blackboard Restaurant in Ortigas, Manila
The wines of this restaurant in Ortigas, Metro Manila are from Philippines leading supplier of wines for restaurants, Yats Wine Cellars.

Blackboard Restaurant offers private facilities for seminars, meetings and events such as wine tasting which is fast becoming the most popular party concept among corporations and social groups in Manila.

Blackboard Restaurant Baby back rib off the bone with sweet potato and Cole slaw

Blackboard Restaurant Baby back rib off the bone with sweet potato and Cole slaw

Functions and events that can be organized in this restaurant in Ortigas include private wine tasting for 20 to 120 persons. Private wine tasting events have taken over from the old concept of cocktail parties in Manila. Hard Liquor and mixed drinks are no longer in vogue as Manila turns its attention to wine, the healthier option of drinking.

If a dinner is more suitable for the occasion, then a wine-paired dinner can also be organized in Blackboard Restaurant. It can be a 4-course dinner with wines selected to match nicely with each course. And that can cost as little as p1,500 a person. Elaborate dinners comprising 5 to 8 courses can also be designed if you fancy a degustation concept for your guests.

For more information about Blackboard Restaurant and other interesting dining establishments and good places to drink wine in Manila, contact Yats Wine Cellars at (632) 633-1566 or 0917-540-3626.
Manila Sales Office
3003C East Tower, Philippines Stock Exchange Center,
Exchange Road Ortigas Center,
Metro Manila, Philippines 1605

Tel: (632) 633-1566 or 0917-540-3626

Wine is becoming increasingly popular in Manila and other cities in the Philippines. Wine lovers in Manila travel to the north to visit Clark, Pampanga to shop for good and rare vintage wines at prices in line with shopping inside Clark Freeport Zone.

shopping for fine wines in Clark Wine Center Pampanga best wine shop

Clark Wine Center
MA Roxas Ave corner A Bonifacio Ave,
Clark Freeport, Pampanga, Philippines 2023
Tel: (045) 841-4006 or 0922-870-5193 or 0917-826-8790

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Getting to this wine shop in Angeles City Clark Philippines

Getting to Clark Wine Center is quite simple: after entering Clark Freeport from Dau and Angeles City, proceed straight along the main highway M A Roxas. Clark Wine Center is the stand-along white building on the right, at the corner A Bonifacio Ave.

Manila wine lovers are tired and weary of a poor selection of wines found in wine shops. Some buy their wines abroad in Hong Kong and Singapore during their travels while others look for a good wine shop in and around Manila to buy a few good bottles of wine for a special dinner or to mark a special occasion. Many wine shoppers in Manila and Pampanga turn to best wine supplier in Philippines Yats Wine Cellars for new and exciting wines.

Fine vintage wines available at Yats Wine Cellars

This popular wine shop is a favorite place to buy wine in Manila for many wine drinkers looking for good wines in all kinds of price range. Some wine shoppers look for wines from France, Bordeaux, Burgundy, Loire, Rhone and Champagne. Others prefer wines from Spain’s Rioja, Ribera del Duero. Wines from Italy are gaining popularity in Philippines and wine lovers in Cebu, Manila, Subic and Angeles City Pampanga turn to Yats Wine Cellars for good Chianti Classico and Barolo.

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Wine lovers all over Asia know of this place and make the trip to Clark Philippines to load up on rare vintage wines that are often cheap in comparison to prices in their home towns. Moreover, old vintage wines especially those that are not that famous are hardly seen in Asia can be found in this frequently visited wine shop outside of Manila Philippines. Asian wine lovers and collectors stick to big names. As a result, Lafite, Petrus and Margaux are plenty but seasoned wine connoisseurs are not impressed by the labels. They go for better values in the Cru Bourgeois for Bordeaux and the lesser known domaines and negociants wines – especially the 1er cru wines – in Burgundy.

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