The recently reopened Black Sheep is a whole new animal.
Black Sheep is a single malt whisky bar and modern gastronomy restaurant sitting atop the W Fifth Building. It boasts of an intimate dining and whisky pairing experience with a view. They serve only a 5 and 7-course set menu designed by Chef Jordy Navarra. — This was Black Sheep BGC.
Black Sheep BGC closed its doors last June 2015, and we also bade goodbye to head chef Jordy. Earlier this year, news of its reopening excited the whole foodie community. But who is to take over the new kitchen?
Next in line was Chef Jordy’s chef de partie, or station chef, Chef Patrick Go.
With stints at the Makati Shangri-la Hotel and SALA Bistro, amongst many, Chef Patrick adds another milestone to his already long list of culinary achievements as he accepts the Executive Chef role at the new Black Sheep Makati.
Under a new tutelage, Black Sheep Makati is transformed into a more casual but still intimate dining destination. Chef Patrick pays tribute to his Filipino-Chinese heritage and makes his mark on the new menu but remains committed to Black Sheep’s signature of serving innovative and proudly local dishes.
Fun Fact: Chef Patrick comes from a Chinese-Filipino family, his dad is Chinese while his mom is Filipino, hailing from Bacolod City.
Dining at Black Sheep allows guests to experience and gain a deeper sense of appreciation for time and talent involved in creating the dishes. Food is served, accompanied by one of the chefs, who would put the finishing touches and explain each plate served.
Black Sheep BGC used to offer degustation and set-course menus; Black Sheep Makati offers a simple a la carte menu.
Here are 10 delectable and highly-recommended dishes to try when you visit Black Sheep:
Foie Long Bao
Foie gras, xiaoxing broth, peanuts and pickled ginger
Pig on a Pillow
Crispy pork face, uni, spiced honey, kale, and bao (or more commonly known as sisig uni bun)
Mandarin orange foam, lap cheong, lato, and sansho
Spicy tuna, ma lai gao, chicken liver, and grapes
A lot of the dishes come from Chef Patrick childhood. The Two-Na was inspired by the tuna-and-liver-spread sandwiches his Mom would pack for lunch. Similarly, the Aklan Oyster came from memories of eating oysters in Bacolod, his mother's home town.
Wagyu Ribeye with onion 3-ways
Sheep Jumps Over The Wall
This is 23-ingredient fried rice including foie gras, wagyu, bone marrow and chorizo, among others.
(Good for 2)
3 Cups Rice + Seared Scallops
3-cups risotto + 3 pcs. seared scallops, wakame, grated fish roe, and shaved black truffle
TIP: Black Sheep's dishes are excellent for pairing with wine, single malt whiskey and other spirits. To take your meal to the next level ask your server for suggestions.
Purple Whisky Sangria
A modern take on the classic taho. Chamomile panna cotta, lemon granita, wild honey and tapioca pearls.
Avocado semifreddo, strawberry, shaved milk and citrus sugar
While these dishes are all from the restaurant’s regular menu, Chef Patrick does have a tendency to get creative, so you never know what other creations might be available at Black Sheep.
The best way to describe eating at Black Sheep is to say that it’s an experience from the moment you step in until you leave. Make a reservation via Booky to get up to P500 off, plus a surprise free dessert.
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2230 UPRC1 bldg. Chino Roces Avenue Makati City, Philippines