In the midst of a busy city, comes a coastal bliss.
Café Naya at The Palace is known for its wide array of Mediterranean, North African, and European cuisine creatively crafted by Chef Mikko Reyes together with Erwan Heussaff and for its cozy, coastal interior design overlooking The Palace Pool Club. Who would've thought that in the midst of the metro's largest and busiest party hub is a dining oasis where you can enjoy well-crafted, sumptuous meals just as you would in a private dining space?
Executive chef Mikko is renowned for his unapologetic cooking, as Erwan puts it, and it is evident in the dishes he makes—bold, adventurous, and well-balanced. Café Naya offers not just flavorful, mouthwatering, and not-to-mention, healthy, food that you will surely make a mark in your palates and hearts.
Uni and Ricotta. This unusual combination of brioche, honey soy, white cheese, and fried kale blends well with each other creating a unique, flavorful, and nutritious appetizer: Kale is a good source of fiber; brioche, of carbohydrates and protein; white cheese of calcium; honey, of soy. If you want to try something different with bread, this is a must-try.
Grilled Skirt Steak, Roasted Vegetable Salad, Chorizo Pilaf, and Fried Kale. One of Naya’s shared plates, this complete meal good for two-three persons, is a great source of protein and fiber. Chef Mikko really has a way of putting bold flavors together without one overpowering the other.
Blue Marlin. Along with grilled asparagus, chorizo, and cashew romesco sauce, a generous slice of blue marlin will surely be loved by fish aficionados and the health-conscious alike. If you want to fill your protein needs but do not prefer red meat, this is your best bet, perhaps in all of Manila.
Charred Octopus. We are used to eating fried, grilled, and adobong pusit or octopus. But Chef Mikko puts a twist to this protein-rich sea creature by adding various herbs and spices.
To complete the dining experience, they have an exciting array of desserts and cocktail concoctions to choose from:
Cucumber Gimlet, The Last Sour, and Tipsy Club
Just as its neighbors, Valkyrie, Pool Club, and Revel, may be home to Manila's nightlife aficionados, Cafe Naya is a haven for anyone who wants good food and a good time with the most important people in their lives. It can definitely give you the bliss and comfort you're looking for, no matter who you are. Café Naya is open daily, 11AM onwards. For inquiries and reservations, contact +63917-5509999. Visit www.facebook.com/CafeNayaAtThePalace; Instagram: cafenayaathepalace
Photographs by Vyn Radovan