A Mediterranean-inspired feast at Tapenade (GMA News Online)


(This feature was published in GMA News Online last November 8, 2016)

Little by little, spoonful by spoonful, I try to make my way to the latest dining spots around the metro, even if it is a challenge to keep up with the bustling food scene.

It took a while, but I was finally able to eat at Restaurant Tapenade, an all-day dining restaurant in Discovery Primea, which just revamped its menu more than a year after it opened.

My hubby and I sampled its refreshed menu of Mediterranean favorites when we recently had lunch there. And the restaurant’s high ceilings, spacious interiors, and chic indoor garden-like atmosphere immediately impressed me.

The first thing I did was to check out The Tapenade Salad Room, which is said to be Makati’s most comprehensive selection of local and imported greens, composed salads, condiments, and homemade dressings. I spied a wide array of breads, premium deli meats and cheeses, as well as seafood such as shrimp, salmon gravlax, and freshly shucked oysters. I opted to skip this and save it for another day when I’m lunching with my girlfriends, as my hubby and I wanted to first check out the new dishes.

Devouring Mediterranean-inspired dishes

For starters, we just had to get the Stone-Baked Feta Cheese, one of the popular items from the original menu. I heard it would cause an uprising if the restaurant were to take it off the list.

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