Akrotiri’s offerings reflect the Mediterranean classics, mainly Greek and other European influences but at the same time, they have localized the taste to create a new flavor. It may be called fusion but to them, it’s more of an amalgamation of influences that have strong ties with the Philippine food culture.
“We wanted to bring our knowledge to the Philippines and use all the incredible food that’s in the East and blended it with the West,” said Akrotiri General Manager, David Jones.
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 flavors of Asia and Euro-Greek cultures to our local cuisine.
Moussaka – Eggplant, potatoes, minced meat, bechamel sauce, and parmesan. By far, one of the best Moussaka I’ve tasted in years. The minced meat was tender and bechamel sauce wasn’t heavy. I can have this dish all day.
Seafood tagliatelle (Php600) – clams, mussels, prawns, squid, and tomatoes. That’s a generous amount of seafood right there. I just wish the pasta was al dente, though.
Melitzanes (Php400) – or simply called stuffed eggplants. Minced meat, eggplant and bechamel sauce. Eggplant and cheese are both perfect in this dish.
Gyros (Php500) – Platter of grilled chicken/pork/or mixed on pita bread, rustic fries, tomatoes, and tzatziki sauce. The sauce is good for the meat. I am just looking for more saltiness.
The 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 whiskey 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.
A surprising selection of Gin is on display with some creative combos such as a Rose Gin with dried chili, Gin Mare with mango & pepper, and Portobello Road Gin with summer fruits.
The London Pride has natural carbonation that should be served at room temperature in 5 and 10 degrees.
It was such a loaded afternoon to all of us. The dishes were really delicious. So, if you happened to love Greek food, try Akrotiri today and do not leave the place without trying out their cocktails. It’s what I enjoyed the most, to be honest!
Address: Unit 103 G/F Commerce Center Alabang, Commerce Avenue corner Filinvest Avenue, Filinvest Corporate City, Alabang, Muntinlupa City, or log in to www.akrotiri.ph and [email protected] for more information.