A delectable grind – the standard

“We only had a few days to go before opening our first branch in May this year, and my friends kept telling me that I needed to have fried chicken in the menu. Chicken parmesan spaghetti sauce But when I tried my version with buttermilk batter, it tasted okay but I was not going for just okay. Recipe for chicken parmesan casserole I wanted something fantastic,” he said in an interview at Grind Bistro’s flagship branch located at Net Park building in Bonifacio Global City.

“It came to me in a dream. Parmesan chicken casserole recipe Black chicken was the way to go. Best tomato sauce for chicken parmesan When I told my staff about the concept, they all looked at me like I lost it,” he added.

The key to making his dream a reality was squid ink tempura batter, which Carl said was perfect in keeping the chicken moist and giving it his desired ebony color. Delicious chicken parmesan The sweet chili glaze gave the dish an Asian twist and kick, while the romesco, a nut and red pepper-based sauce that originated from Catalonia in Northeast Spain, provided additional flavor and texture.

Carl’s willingness to take a gamble on his dream paid off: while Grind Bistro is known for its American burgers and steaks, the Nutty Black Chicken (P595) became the restaurant’s second best-selling dish.

Another crowd favorite is the restaurant’s Poke Nachos (P495), a Hawaiian dish inspired by the couple’s stay in Maui several years ago. Chicken parmesan easy Poke, which is the Hawaiian verb for “to slice” or “to cut,” is a raw fish salad served as appetizer, traditionally. Best chicken parmesan Grind uses ahi (yellowfin) tuna marinated in soy, chili and sesame, and topped with local chevre or goat’s cheese, orange and wasabi tobiko (fish roe), and pico de gallo made with fresh tomato, onion and jalapeño. Parmesan chicken slow cooker The nachos are all homemade using taro and sweet potato.

As Grind is an American diner on the upscale side, its 300-gram USDA prime New York steak costs P2,050, while its 400-gram house-aged rib eye will set a guest off at P2,400. Parmesan chicken breast The restaurant offers four sauces to choose from, namely the French red wine-based bordelaise, green peppercorn, chimichurri and basil pesto, while choices for steak toppings include mushrooms, onion jam, bacon marmalade and blue cheese butter. Homemade baked chicken parmesan For an extra P300, one can order foie gras to go with the steak, but the occasion better be worth it for that extra-sinful combination.

For its mains, there’s the eponymous Grind burger (P395), made from 100-percent USDA beef and served with homemade brioche, vine-ripe tomato, iceberg lettuce, sweet onion, American cheese and the restaurant’s secret sauce; Cuban sandwich (P395) with pork cooked sous vide or under vacuum for 18 hours, dijon mustard blend, homemade pickles and Emmental cheese served with sides of mojo aioli and salted saba chips; truffled penne carbonara (P495) topped with pancetta—an Italian bacon made of pork belly meat that is salt cured and spiced with black pepper; and 180-gram salmon fillet (P650) cooked in soy sauce, miso, ginger, and lemon syrup and served with wakame (edible seaweed) and edamame (salted immature soybeans in a pod).

In less than six months since the launching of their BGC restaurant, the couple has already opened two more branches—one at SM North in Quezon City and another at SM Aura in Taguig. Chicken parmesan recipe in oven For Carl, their success validates their decision to serve dishes that use only fresh and wholesome products.

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