Sharing a personal journey that is Chef Baba Ibazeta-Benedicto’s childhood and home, Nono’s began as a dream restaurant serving not only what type of food Chef Baba wants to create, but also what food she was deeply drawn to – which she took inspiration from her favorite home-cooked childhood meals and snacks.
Known to be simple, heart-warming, and nourishing, comfort food has been a home to many, making people reminisce of happy memories with loved ones as they keep coming back to it time and time again.
With a new branch recently opened in Glorietta back in November 2018, Nono’s Glorietta is still on their soft opening but that doesn’t make them any less of a restaurant serving great food in a chic and elegant environment.
Their vision being to be the most admired and restaurant of choice serving comfort food and quality cakes and pastries, this shared adventure started with Fried Truffle Cheese Wontons (Php 165) which is a plate of mozzarella and cheddar cheese stuffed wontons, drizzled with honey and truffle oil.
Following that with a healthy and fun dish, the Nono’s Salad (Php 355 | Php 145 as a side) is filled with seasonal fruits with organic mixed greens, parmesan cheese, candied walnuts, and almonds, in a honey lemon dressing, drizzled with balsamic glaze.
Another dish is inspired from Chef Baba’s grandfather is Nono’s Homestyle Fried Chicken (Php 325) which is of crispy boneless chicken and comes with country style gravy and honey, served with a dinner roll, corn on the cob, and choice of fries or rice. This one is best eaten by dipping the chicken first into the honey, next into the gravy. It gives the dish a blend of sweetness and spice which is totally lovely!
Followed by Roasted Beef Belly (USDA) (Php 495) which is a serving of three slices of slow roasted, tender USDA beef belly cooked for 12 hours, drizzled with balsamic glaze, served with horseradish cream and mashed potatoes.
Next is a staple in most Filipino tables, the Pinoy Style Beef Steak (USDA) (Php 455) is a bowl of tender and tasty beef steak with crispy onion rings, caramelized onions, and garlic rice. This dish is best eaten by pouring the steak sauce over the whole dish for that much packed burst of flavor!
After that is another Pinoy favorite known as the Crispy Pork Belly (Php 425) which of course comes with pork belly with liver sauce, a side of mango, tomato, and salted egg salsa, served with garlic rice. The tenderness and crispiness of the pork belly is worthy of mentioning, as the mango, tomato, and salted egg salsa gives the dish a mishmash of delightful flavors.
Topping this all off with a splendid ending, Cookie Skillet a la Mode (Php 195) is a favorite as this one comes with your choice of freshly baked brownie cookie or chocolate chip cookie, topped with vanilla ice cream, and drizzled with salted caramel!
Nono’s Glorietta may have just started but they are absolutely bringing their A game, providing their guests an exquisite dining experience filled with a lovely trip down the memory lane while enjoying a delectable delicacy that would surely hit home.