The urban sprawl that is Makati City has always been known to be the financial center of The Philippines, but that hasn’t stopped it from also becoming a dining mecca in the country. Many chefs, and restaurateurs find themselves looking to take up the challenge of Makati’s diverse crowd, tastes, and preferences.
At Discovery Primea, one restaurant aims to bring inspired Mediterranean cooking to the forefront, with a wide variety of dishes, served with the freshest ingredients. Ever since Restaurant Tapenade opened in February of 2015, the hotel’s Mediterranean restaurant has been winning over the citizens of Makati. Whether they be working here in the week, or residents living leisurely, the people of Makati come for the good food, and keep coming back for more.
When we say that Tapenade is a Mediterranean restaurant, we do like to emphasize that we feature the flavors of the entire Mediterranean region. From the exotic spice profiles of Morocco, and Istanbul, to the classic flavors of Provence and Sicily, to the bold tastes of North Africa and Greece, Tapenade looks to cover the entire region. The menu is constantly expanding from month to month, so there is always something new for you to enjoy.
One of the highlights of Tapenade’s cooking is the utilization of the brick oven. From the roasting of base ingredients, to signature appetizers like the Stone-baked Feta, to the much heralded pizza menu, this signature cooking feature of Tapenade recreates the flavors of the region so well.
One endearing feature of Tapenade is the famed Tapenade Salad Room. For those looking for healthy eats, and an indulgent taste of the Mediterranean’s many offerings, The Salad Room is perfect for you.
As the name implies, the focus of the room is on the salads. The diverse selection of greens allows you to mix, and match based on your taste. With a mix of romaine, radicchio, wild arugula, butter lettuce, and a wide selection of imported micro greens, it is indeed a salad lover’s dream. Having this extensive a choice of greens does necessitate an equally extensive selection of dressings. You can have your fill of homemade versions of your standard Caesar and Thousand Island dressings, to sophisticated vinaigrettes, to cream based dressings like Garlic Aioli, Dill-Mustard, Lemon-Tarragon, and Tartare. Our team of chefs at Tapenade also utilize the freshest seasonal ingredients to put together a rotation of filling composed salads, from Panzamella, Quinoa, Orzo Perlato, and Tabboulleh. The salad selection at Tapenade is truly a feature to not be missed.
The curated selection of cold cuts, breads, dips, and cheeses are also popular with our regular guests. One item that has truly made its home in The Salad Room is our Prosciutto di Parma. Legs of this exquisitely fresh ham are sliced right in front of you by our chefs, for both lunch and dinner, making for a hearty option for diners.
For those who love their carbs, the bread section at The Salad Room make for a great option. The choices go beyond your usual white loaf, and dinner rolls, with offerings of Wheat loaves, Ciabatta, and Focaccia. One of the biggest revelations for our diners at Tapenade is our Pappadums, which pairs excellently with the wide selection of Mediterranean dips.
For those who love their carbs, the bread section at The Salad Room make for a great option. The choices go beyond your usual white loaf, and dinner rolls, with offerings of Wheat loaves, Ciabatta, and Focaccia. One of the biggest revelations for our diners at Tapenade is our Pappadums, which pairs excellently with the wide selection of Mediterranean dips
After one year of providing excellent service, and consistently delicious food, Tapenade has won over the hearts, and stomachs of Makati. It has even gotten to the point that this Mediterranean restaurant was awarded a Certificate of Excellence from TripAdvisor for rising to the challenge of Makati’s incredibly demanding market.
Tapenade’s doors are open every day for lunch, and dinner.
Call us at 7955-8888