Through the years, Manila has become a sought-after foodie destination with its diverse culinary scene. From burgeoning food parks, well-loved neighborhood restos, and international franchises, dining in the pulsating city makes hungry diners spoilt for choice.
If you’re a discerning food and wine connoisseur and enjoy the finer things in life, then read further to find out more about the culinary gems of Discovery, located just around the metro.
22 Prime in Discovery Suites Manila
Fancy a steak-ation? In the middle of bustling Ortigas is Discovery Suites Manila, home to the meat lovers’ mecca 22 Prime. From the hotel lobby, simply take the elevator to the 22nd floor for a panoramic view of the city, an extensive wine selection, plus the friendliest waiters in town.
If you’re not sure on what to order, Executive Chef Gerwin Bailon recommends the juicy and fall-off-the-bone USDA Prime Tomahawk, paired with a bottle of Dado Cabernet Sauvignon, a fruity dark red wine with a hint of toasty vanilla.
DINING TIP: Watch out for the limited 1-800 PRIME events! P1,800 per person for unlimited steak, sides, dessert, and a glass of wine, all for a good cause. Be sure to check Discovery Suites on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter for updates on the next event! Partner beneficiary is an Aeta community in Tarlac through international NGO Waves for Water. Read more about it here.
22 Prime is open daily from 11:00 AM to 11:00 PM.
Restaurant Tapenade in Discovery Primea Makati
If you’re craving for the tempting flavors of the Mediterranean, from Spain, Italy, France, Greece, Turkey and Morocco, Restaurant Tapenade should be your top-of-mind dining destination.
Famed for its bestselling Salad Room, hungry diners can expect an abundant spread of freshly-harvested greens, dressings and vinaigrettes, as well as flavored-oils, dips and salsas, cheese, charcuterie and fresh seafood.
Definitely try the Porcini-Crusted Ribeye for a meal fit for a king. The porcini’s umami flavor gives a mouthwatering kick to the tender meat, topped with flavorful arugula and shaved parmesan for an unforgettable dish. Pair it with Beringer Knights Valley Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon, the best accompaniment to a good ol’ steak.
Discover Makati’s best Mediterranean restaurant. Restaurant Tapenade is open daily from 6:00 AM to 11:00 PM.
Flame Restaurant in Discovery Primea Makati
Waiting for you on the 16th floor of Makati’s premier skyscraper are commanding views of the metro, an unobtrusive culinary team, and a live chandelier that’s good-on-gram. For an elevated dining experience, Flame Restaurant is the place to go. Delight in the epicurean flavors of modern Asian cuisine, the latest adaptation of Flame’s ever-evolving menu.
Looking for the Chef’s Recommendation? Executive Chef Luis Chikiamco swears by the Foie Gras Chawanmushi, a delectable Japanese egg custard appetizer available on the a la carte lunch menu. This is best paired with a glass of Ferrari Carano Fume Blanc, which is bursting with flavors of pink grapefruit, lemongrass, honeydew melon, guava, and orange blossom – the perfect match for ethnic Asian cuisine.
SOCIAL MEDIA TIP: Flame’s dishes are certified-Instagrammable. Get your Boomerang ready for the flaming Baked Alaska dessert, which comes with strawberry and pistachio ice cream, mixed berry compote and triple sec alcohol – a fiery way to conclude a memorable meal. Use the hashtags #FlameRestaurantPH #DiscoveryPrimea #MakatiSkyline.
Flame is open Mondays to Saturdays from 11:30 AM to 2:30 PM, and from 6 PM to 10 PM.