After almost two years of staying at home to keep ourselves and our loved ones safe, we are slowly and safely exploring the outside world again – re-engaging with friends and family we have not seen face-to-face in a long time.
With this in mind, seasoned restaurateurs Annabella and Martin Wisniewski of the Raintree Hospitality Group, together with corporate chef Kalel Chan, recently launched Jones All Day.
“If you want a laid-back place to catch up with your family and friends while enjoying comfort bistro classics, then Jones All Day is the place for you,” Martin told Manila Standard during a three-hour lunch that would have extended to five if the news desk deadline did not beckon.
The restaurant has an alfresco area, but be forewarned that this is the favorite spot of the resident “presidentitas” of BGC – the titas of the corporate world with their pearls and gold, some semi-retired, and most with their amigas, sipping mimosas or bloody mary at 11:00 a.m. while enjoying the Jones Seafood Tower that has oysters, shrimp cocktail, mussels, salmon, tuna and uni sashimi, spicy tuna dynamite, nori, corn tortilla chips, and saltine crackers.
The bistro features some of Chef Kalel’s best work, such as the Jones Burrata (locally-made burrata with roasted pumpkin yogurt hummus, kale basil pesto, cherry tomatoes, pickled pimentos, and rocket), Pacific Oysters (Aklan oysters served on ice with spinach and hollandaise or Katsu Dynamite-style topped with Sriracha mayo, unagi sauce, and ikura).
For those who are looking for something light yet satisfying, try the Jones Vegan Bowl (a totally vegan dish made of plant-based kofta, broccoli, cauliflower, kale, basil, cilantro, cabbage, carrots, onions, crispy garbanzos, plant-based Caesar dressing, and passion fruit & herb vinaigrette) or Smoked Pepper Turkey Reuben (with house-made purple kraut, remoulade, and pickles, topped with Emmental cheese, mozzarella all between sesame rye and served with whole-grain mustard on the side).
If you’re in the mood for classics with a Jones twist, make sure to get the Jones Beef Tapa (char-grilled US top blade beef with tapa sauce topped with crispy garlic chili; served with garlic rice, two cage-free eggs the way you want them, and cucumber atchara, grilled tomatoes, and vinegar dip on the side), House-Made Handkerchief Pasta (with guanciale, butter, organic egg yolks, and finished with malagos pecorino), or Chef Kalel’s Truffled Mushroom Roast Chicken (half-chicken stuffed with mushroom tapenade served with light chicken jus and creamy mashed potatoes, haricots verts, and shiitake on the side).
The bistro also has a selection of premium wines and gourmet dishes to choose from Firecracker Mussels (blue fin, sambal herb broth, lemongrass, white wine, butter, and fresh lime, served with a mini baguette) to Steak Frites to Open-Faced Truffled Egg Salad (topped with black caviar, fresh dill, paprika on thick toasted multigrain bread).
Jones All Day Bistro & Bakery is located at the ground floor of Serendra Piazza, Bonifacio High Street, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig. It is open from 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. daily. For updates, like and follow @JonesAllDayPH on Facebook and Instagram.