It was a one-of-a-kind dining experience: a seven-course degustation lunch that lasted for three hours. I have to admit, it was pretty amazing, especially since my husband and closest friends were also there to share this feast with me. There was plenty of kwentuhan and laughter that day, as expected, but the best part was really the food. It felt incredible to be served dish after dish after dish–we didn’t have to think of anything, let alone lift a finger. The menu was set specially for us, which made it all the more exceptional. Chef Ivan Joe Yalong really worked hard to make a fantastic meal and we were happy to be on the receiving end. The food just kept on coming, and our taste buds went on a delicious journey.
Now before anything else, let me explain that MYONS isn’t your regular, run-off-the-mill restaurant. First off, it serves French-Mediterranean cuisine, which you don’t find in Manila very often. It specializes on degustation, that can be set according to your taste and liking. In fact, their selling point is really experiencing their food, and they’ve found a unique way to do just that. Myons offers the option of dining in the dark, though you wont be eating in a dark room. You will simply be blindfolded, and tadah, you are dining in the dark. Personally, I prefer this more than being in a strange dark room. If you have any doubts or you want to see what you’re eating, you can simply remove your blindfold. This is great, if you’re looking for a new way of experiencing your food or if you want to try something new with your boyfriend/girlfriend or BFF.
One minor detail about MYONS that you may find a little difficult is its location. The restaurant is located in a residential area at Mayon Avenue in Quezon City. I live in the South so this posed a challenge for me and my friends. But when I got there it actually wasn’t that far. Plus there are so many ways to get there, you just need to find the best route (switch on Waze or Google Maps to help you out). Bottomline is, this resto is worth the trip. I give it two thumbs up.
Our amazing seven-course lunch. Well, eight, if you count the drink.
I love how each seat was personalized for me, my husband and friends.
Ready to eat!
Chef Ivan explained the menu to us.
This drink was delicious–its Pineapple Celery. I never had the two together so this was a surprising discovery.
Bianca and Raoul. <3
First up, we had the Mediterranean Sampler. This was a mix of my favorite dips on grilled pita bread–this was pesto, hummus, eggplant and red bell pepper . I love pita bread, but I have to admit, it was quite filling so I only ate the parts with dip on it haha. I needed to leave room for the rest of the degustation menu!
We had a palate cleanser soon after our appetizer. This Lemongrass Ginger Sorbet was so refreshing. It was light and tangy.
After, we each had a soup sampler: this was Shrimp Bisque, Asparagus Soup and Clam Chowder. My favorite out of the three was the Shrimp Bisque–it was the most flavourful. The Clam Chowder was creamy and yummy, and so was the Asparagus Soup.
Meryll and Bianca enjoying their Pineapple Celery drinks.
So happy to spend quality time with Dirkie, who has been living away for the past year. Glad to have him back!
Next, we had salad. This one is Mediterranean Salad and Shrimp & Mango Salad. The prawn went really well with the mango dressing, and I liked it so much I poured the rest over my Mediterranean Salad. The two salad dressings tasted good together!
Another palate cleanser before the main course. This one is called Cucumber Calamansi Sorbet. This was sweet and tangy. I really like how the calamansi resets your tastebuds.
And for our main course we had Fillet Mignon and Baked Salmon. I am such a steak lover so this was a treat for me, but what surprised me was how delicious the Baked Salmon was. It was fantastic. The sidings like mashed potatoes and veggies went well with the dish.
For dessert, we had an assorted platter of goodies. At this point I was super full, but somehow I managed to made room for dessert haha. I really liked this cake!
Myons was so sweet, we each went home with Red Velvet cake. So good!
Happy and satisfied! Thank you, Myons!
I have to give it to Chef Ivan, he did an awesome job making this degustation lunch.
MYONS French-Mediterranean Cuisine is located at 390 Mayon Ave. Sta. Mesa Heights, Brgy. Lourdes, Quezon City.
For inquiries, call (02) 711-0339 or visit our website at http://myonscuisine.com.
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