And it seems that they sell a lot of the produce that they're advocates for - their concept is based on locally sourced fresh ingredients and slow food; wanting to prepare dishes to help preserve regional and traditional cuisine, encouraging small organic agricultural businesses, educating about the risks of fast food and the like.
I really wanted to try the Smoked Gg Grilled Pizza, and explained to them that I couldn't eat galunggong, which they very happily replaced with some shiitake mushrooms! Already, a great impression of their service here. It's always such a disappointment when restaurants don't care for your personal choices (vegetarianism, specific diets etc.), and say no changes can be made. This unfortunately happened to me recently at one of my favourite Chinese haunts, and it very heavily changed my view of them.
From the things I've seen on other bloggers' posts on Tourné they've had a great array of different pizzas, showing the menu does change to suit their produce options. So lovely.
I ordered some organic lemongrass tea, which is served 'loose' in a tea steeper.
After about 10 minutes, the waiter came back to release the water (press a button at the top!) and pour it for me.
The soup was a little bit too salty, but otherwise quite yummy. It wasn't very thick or heavy, as you may expect a sweet potato soup to be. There was a strong basil flavour, and some leaves in the soup, but it wasn't obviously sweet potato-y to us. I liked it though, and the presentation was beautiful.
And for dessert, we ordered the pineapple and banana foster with coconut liqueur. Can you say YUM!? It reminded me of a lot of desserts my mom would make when I was younger, often a fruit like mango cooked with a bit of booze, cinnamon, sugar etc. then served with ice cream. I love warm and cold together. Nothing on here was sickeningly sweet, which is often such a disastrous end to a meal. Delicious.
Tourné by Chef Sandralyn Hataway
Unit 5 and 6, The Fort Strip
7th Avenue cor. 26th Street
Bonifacio Global City, Taguig
+63 2 555 0267