Flame, located at the 16th floor of Discovery Primea is Makati’s newest modern European restaurant. This hip and new place to dine is open for lunch and dinner and is under the partnership of General Manager David Pardo de Ayala and Executive Chef Luis Chikiamco who says the name of the restaurant is to show the team’s passion to create food.
Upon entry, you will see this beautiful light fixture in the middle of the restaurant. The plants are actually real, giving the place a nice and fresh feel.
Being on the 16th floor right along Ayala Avenue, Flame gives a perfect view of the Makati skyline. You can dine facing Ayala Center or Rockwell Center.
There are also seats facing the bar where you can see live cooking demos.
For starters, Flame offered a basket of freshly baked bread along with butter that they make in-house.
The bread is also perfect with the Olive Oil Infusion House in a Porthole which has a tangy, smoky taste.
If you like something sweet and cheesy, the Paella Meatballs is perfect for you. Instead of being served in a large overwhelming skillet, the serving is bite sized and just the right amount.
You will forget all the pork buns you’ve tasted in your life with this Crispy Pork Belly Doughnuts. It comes with a butterscotch dip that complements the slight saltiness of the pork.
The cheese, carpaccio, wasabi and greens of this Asian Beef Carpaccio are to die for. Though I am not a big veggie-eater, I actually enjoyed this one.
Fancy some pasta? This Ricotta Raviolli is pretty special. It is served plain but the server will pour some tasty sauce. The Parmesan Ricotta Ravioli is a good substitute for rice as it is pretty filling and also good for sharing.
I expected the best steak from Discovery Hotels since I experienced 22 Prime, and this Braised US Short Ribs from Flame is actually a taste of that. Tender, tasty and worth coming back for!
From all the food Flame served us, this “Take Out” Lobster Fried Rice is my favorite. Because who doesn’t love lobster and rice? The presentation is pretty cool too; it is in an actual take-out box.
In the middle of all the Instagram-worthy food, my phone died so this powerbank saved me. You can actually ask your server for one while you’re dining at the restaurant. They can lend it to you so you can power-up your mobile phone while fueling up your tummy!
And of course…there will always be room for dessert! This Roasted Mango is very refreshing. This treat includes half a mango, sherbet, and some refreshing fruit sliced in small cubes.
Chocolate will always be a staple in my desserts, and Flame’s Tiramisu is a must-try!
If you want to clean your palette after some tasty treats though, the Taleggio is your kind of dessert.
Discovery Primea’s FLAME is definitely a must-try when you are in Makati. It is perfect for business meetings, dates, and even for some quiet time by yourself. If you are having a hard time choosing from their well-crafted menu, they also have Power Lunch Sets that starts at Php880++ that is available Monday to Friday at 11:30am-2:30pm. Operating hours is at 11:30 AM – 2:30 PM then 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM on Mondays to Fridays.
16f, Discovery Primea 6749 Ayala Avenue, Makati City
(02) 955 8888