A few weeks ago, my family and I stayed in Discovery Primea for a mini vacation (you can read about it HERE). It really was super relaxing. As you can tell I love staying at hotels, especially since it doesn’t require a plane ticket or a full tank of gas to get some R & R. Not only that, hotels usually offer the best food! Our stay at Discovery Primea was peppered with yummy gastronomical feasts, thanks to their signature restaurant, Tapenade. It is conveniently located by the lobby of the hotel which is a plus (no need to cross over to the mall to find a restaurant), and if you really don’t want to get out of your hotel room (or out of bed) you can order their dishes via room service. But really, the interiors of this restaurant is beautiful, it would be a shame not to dine here.
In case you were wondering what kind of cuisine Tapenade serves, well, it is actually a combination of bold, light and summery Mediterranean flavors. You can totally visit Spain, Italy, France, Greece, Turkey and Morocco by sampling their amazing dishes. For me though, the highlight of the restaurant is the Tapenade Salad Room, only because they offer one of the most luxurious salad experiences in the Philippines (really). They have an abundant smorgasbord of newly-harvested greens and exquisite salad sauces, freshly-shucked oysters and premium cold cuts and cheese stations. I must’ve gone back three times here before actually starting on my main course–they do serve the best greens and cheeses!
Their bestseller though is Executive Chef Luis Chikiamco’s Porcini-Crusted US Angus Rib-Eye, and his Olive Oil Cake. You have to order these when you are dining at Tapenade! And of course, if you are already staying at Discovery Primea, you cannot skip breakfast–their Gourmet Breakfast is super. Check out our amazing dinners at Tapenade. We had an incredible five-course dinner on our first night, which was truly unforgettable. I’ve been bugging Carlos to take me here again soon, and order the exact same dishes!
The next night (we had to go back, of course), we tried their ala carte menu, which did not disappoint. We got the Leg of Lamb, the Beef Kebab and we tried theOlive Oil cake as well.
10:00 AM to 11:00 PM, Daily for All-day À la Carte service
6:00 AM to 10:00 AM, Gourmet Breakfast
11:30 AM to 2:30 PM, À la Carte Lunch with Tapenade Salad Room option
6:30 PM to 10:30 PM, À la Carte Dinner with Tapenade Salad Room option
For Filipino-inspired bar chow and premium draught beers, the swanky Gilarmi Lounge is a welcoming setting for friends and business associates. Soon to open are 1824, a cigar and single-malt whiskey bar; EDGE, a garden lounge featuring molecular mixology; and FLAME, which will offer contemporary continental cuisine.