Sunday, June 10, 2018

Akrotiri: Modern Eurasian Cuisine

A new reason to visit Alabang!

I don't normally venture down south, but when I received an invite to try out a new restaurant called Akrotiri, I just couldn't say no.

Akrotiri is a Modern Eurasian restaurant offering Mediterranean classics, mainly Greek and other European influences, tweaked and localized to create a new flavor more suited to the Filipino palate. One might call it fusion, but to Akrotiri's General Manager David Jones, the term ‘EurAsian’ highlights what they represent better - an amalgamation of influences that have strong ties with the Philippine food culture.

"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 play 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's menu is co-conceptualized by Chef Luca Maffei, an Italian chef with intricate taste to flavors and fusion, Chef Luca masterfully re-imagined Akrotiri's food, bringing the blissful flavours of Asia and Euro-Greek culture to our local cuisine. 

Here are the dishes you can find at Akrotiri:


Eurasian Sour Soup and Souvlaki Skewers (P350)
Prawn Tom Yum and Curry Soup (P550)
Shellfish Sauté (P600)
with clams, mussels, prawns, squid, and tomato
Organic Salad (P300)
with mixed greens, vegetables, sunflower seeds, citrus dressing
Watermelon Salad (P350)
with feta cheese, lettuce, walnuts, balsamic dressing
Quinoa Salad (P350)
with cucumber, corn, carrot, ginger, cabbage, chives, lemon dressing

Chicken Satay Skewers (P400)
with rice, curry sauce, and grilled vegetables 
Wagyu Burger (P500)
with cheese, shitake mushrooms, caramelized onions and rustic fries
Sisig Tacos (P400)
with pork belly, peppers, lettuce, and red cabbage
Hokkaido Smoked Salmon Sandwich (P400)
with spinach, yogurt, honey, and dill
Wagyu Corned Beef (P450)
with turmeric mashed potatoes, fried kale, and aioli wasabi
Octopus Adobo (P450)
with Greek eggplant salad, aioli
Tuna Tartar Tostada (P400)
with ginger, lemongrass, and grilled pineapple
Tiradito Maya Maya (P400)
with spicy lemon dressing, ginger, radish, and wasabi
King Mackerel Ceviche (P400)
with lima beans, corn, onion, cucumber, and yogurt
Grilled Prawns (P600)
in tamarind dressing and greens

Beef Shank Dumpling (P450)
in red turmeric sauce
Angus Tenderloin (P1600)
with a spiced crust, hibiscus dressing and vegetables
Wagyu Skirt Steak (P900)
with spicy chilli jam, roasted vegetables, paprika aioli
Rustic Chicken Teriyaki (P500)
with crispy salad, oven potatoes, curry mayo
24hr Pork Belly (P500)
with apple-ginger, wood sorrel leaves, and kimchi

Seafood Tagliatelle (P600)
with clams, mussels, prawns, squid, and tomatoes
Grilled Squid (P550)
stuffed with feta foam and black ink risotto
Grilled Salmon Fillet (P600)
with tzatziki-wasabi dressing and fried multigrain rice
Tuna Tataki (P550)
with Indian crust, lemon soya dressing, wasabi aioli, baby vegetables
Sharing with you my favorites as well: Hokkaido Smoked Salmon Sandwich, Sisig Tacos, Grilled Prawns, Angus Tenderloin, Rustic Chicken Teriyaki, 24hr Pork Belly, Seafood Tagliatelle, Grilled Squid with Black Ink Risotto, and Tuna Tataki! 
Weaving together the different flavors found on different coastal food cultures all over the world and presenting them as delicious gastronomic offerings is what makes Akrotiri a unique dining destination! Expect an exciting culinary experience that will surely indulge every type of Filipino diner! ;)

Owners Dimitris and Nicole Karatzas and General Manager David Jones

With my forever date! 

Thank you for the amazing spread, Akrotiri!! And congratulations on bringing modern Eurasian cuisine to the Philippines! :)

Akrotiri Modern Eurasian Cuisine is open from 11am daily. Visit them at Unit 103 G/F Commerce Center Alabang, Commerce Avenue corner Filinvest Avenue, Filinvest Corporate City, Alabang, Muntinlupa. 
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