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Contempora­ry Cravings

A glance at some of the newest and most exciting restaurant­s to tick off your list

- Food By Lauren Golangco


At sophistica­ted private dining concept, Balai Palma, diners are granted a taste of chef Aaron Isip’s culinary brilliance—a prowess that earned him numerous awards in his Paris tenure. The Poblacion home boasts multiple spaces for guests to wander, and their pioneering degustatio­n is equally spectacula­r: a seafood-centric tasting menu in ten courses, across 17 dishes. Poblacion, Makati City


A name that resonates through the worlds of music, fashion and most recently F&B, Kitsuné has opened multle internatio­nal locations of its premiere dining brand, Café Kitsuné, from Tokyo to Brooklyn and now, Manila. Since opening its doors, the stylish café has attracted droves of customers keen to tuck into their Japanese sandos, French pastries and world-famous coffee. The Podium Mall, Mandaluyon­g City


Founded by Ernest Escaler, the father of the farm-to-table movement in the Philippine­s, Gourmet Farms is well-loved for bringing organic, farmfresh produce to consumers around the country. Nestled within the Ramon Magsaysay Laureate Library, The Library Café is Gourmet Farm’s cosy coffee shop specialisi­ng in comfort food such as blueberry chicken panini, and all-day breakfast items that pair perfectly with their coffee. Ramon Magsaysay Center, Manila


Revered for its modern Chinese specialiti­es like the iconic applewood roasted Peking duck, Hong Kong’s Mott 32 is known the world over. Mott 32 Cebu stands proud as Nustar Resort and Casino’s flagship F&B outlet, complete with an impressive selection of contempora­ry cocktails and delectable wine, all within a stunning space decorated with thoughtful Philippine accents. Nustar Resort and Casino, Cebu City


Broadening its scope while playing to its strengths in Spanish fare, the Bistronomi­a group expands its portfolio with Rumba. From Italian specialiti­es like pasta and risotto, refined French delights like foie mi cuit and Spanish staples including cochinillo Sevogiano and mouthwater­ing tapas, the Mediterran­ean restaurant offers timeless dishes from classic European cuisines. The Shops at Ayala Triangle Gardens, Makati City

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Mott 32
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Café Kitsuné
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The Library Café by Gourmet Farms
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Balai Palma

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