Terraz: A fine meeting place
MANILA, Philippines - Nestled within the confines of concrete and glass, smack in the middle of Makati's business district, is a classy restaurant for on-the-go yuppies looking to escape the busy streets.
Terraz, Raintree Restaurants' newest project, allows diners to experience a fusion of global flavors with the right mix of the foreign and the familiar.
A broad menu caters to Makati expats and locals who may have grown weary of office-canteen food. Terraz promises variety and quality for around P200-500.
A sophisticated yet casual vibe is made even more evident with the custom-designed furniture.
The bright yellow couches brighten up the space and add a peppy feel to the dark tone.
Different furnishings are also mixed and matched, steering away from a conventional, uniform setup.
The Makati buzz is best left on the streets, but Terraz creates its own busy atmosphere through its open kitchen. Here, diners witness the culinary action while relaxing and waiting for their meals.
Terraz's interesting lineup consists of Western dishes served Asian style, and vice-versa.
The Bulgogi Style US Shortribs, for one, shakes up the Korean bibimbap. The Norwegian Salmon Bento gives a twist to the traditional Japanese meal.
Pasta dishes are infused with flavors from the sea (shrimp, salmon, squid) in hefty servings good for sharing.
The house-made Pappardelle, pink pasta mixed with grilled salmon and wild arugula, isn't only a pretty sight but a scrumptious experience as well.
Even the beloved pizza didn't escape the Terraz conversion. An Asian BBQ Chicken pizza is perfect for those who are torn between two cuisines.
Health buffs will also revel at the wide array of salads and vegetarian meals.
Terraz also caters to sophisticated tastebuds craving for unique concoctions. Everything is spiced up and twisted into a distinct Terraz flavor.
The restaurant's open bar offers everything from watermelon, lychee, and pineapple shakes, to Mexican, Italian, and Irish coffee.
Aside from its diversity of spirits, Terraz takes pride in its take on the classic Pinoy lambanog.
Fresh berries, mint, and calamansi are combined in their very own Berry Lambanog, and watermelon, cucumber, Pinoy vodka, and fresh lime juice make up the refreshing Watermelon Lambanog.
Drink-all-you-can sangria is available 4:00 p.m. onwards for P495 per person.
No comfort restaurant would be complete without dessert.
Diners will get a rush from the sweet array of desserts, including creme brulee, chocolate souffle, tiramisu, and crepes.
But the Terraz specialties to watch out for are the Nutella Dome Cake and Jackfruit Sansrival.
To discover this hidden Makati gem, look for the glistening glass building.- Rappler.com
Terraz is located at 3/F Retail Pavilion, Zuellig Building, Makati Avenue cor. Paseo de Roxas.