A new restaurant is spicing up the already vibrant food scene in the Philippines with the arrival of Akrotiri Modern Eurasian Cuisine featuring a fusion of diverse coastal food cultures from all over the world.
"We wanted to bring our knowledge to the Philippines and use all the incredible food that's in the East and blended with the West," said Akrotiri General Manager, David Jones.
"Akrotiri's offerings reflect the Mediterranean classics, mainly Greek and other European influences but at the same time, we've localized the taste to create a new flavor. One can call it 'fusion', but we feel that 'EurAsian' highlights what we represent - an amalgamation of influences that have strong ties with the Philippine food culture," he added.
Showcasing a comprehensive menu co-conceptualized by Italian Chef Luca Maffei, Akrotiri brings to patrons masterfully reimagined Greek and Mediterranean dishes bursting in blissful flavors with Malay, Oriental, and European influences, matched with a wide selection of wines, spirits, and beer, as well as carefully curated cocktails.
The showcase includes Shell Fish Saute with Clams, Mussels, Prawns, Squid, and Tomato, and the Eurasian Sour Soup and Souvlaki Skewers for the soup entries. The appetizers lineup features by Wagyu Burger with Cheese, Shitake Mushrooms, Caramelized Onions, and Rustic Fries, plus Grilled Prawns in Tamarind Dressing and Greens. The main dish section puts the spotlight on Wagyu Skirt Steak with Spicy Chili Jam, Roasted Vegetables, and Paprika Aioli, as well as Seafood Tagliatelle with Clams, Mussels, Prawns, Squid and Tomatoes. Lastly, Chocolate Garden Mosaiko seals the affair with a sweet conclusion.
A prominent shelf of the famous Jameson whiskey frames one side the back bar display and gives rise to a multitude of Irish blends and single malts. Carrying on the island whisky theme we see single malt scotch from island distilleries and the Japanese also are represented showing the fusion of drinking cultures around the world.
Manhattans and Martinis can be seen being shaken up behind the bar with even coffee being used to create the Espresso Martini. Traditional drinks from British Isles are served with people tucking in to Bloody Marys and Pimms & Lemonade. A Tequila Sunrise and the mysterious Dark and Stormy are resting on the bar waiting to be brought to the table. A surprising selection of Gin is on display with some creative combos such as a Rose Gin with dried chili, Gin Mare with mango and pepper, and Portobello Road Gin with summer fruits.
"Metro Manila is an emerging market for restaurants and we wanted to present something new, yet still familiar to the Filipino palate. Using local ingredients and principles plays a vital role in bringing to life our concept of showcasing global coastal food cultures through dishes that remain close to home," said Akrotiri Head Chef Ereyca Trinidad.
Akrotiri Modern Eurasian Cuisine is open from 11:00AM daily and is located at Unit 103 GF Commerce Center Alabang, Commerce Avenue corner Filinvest Avenue, Filinvest Corporate City, Alabang, Muntinlupa City. Visit www.akrotiri.ph or inquire PR@akrotiri.ph for more information.