Dine with Class at Myons French Mediterranean Cuisine
While new and exciting casual dining restaurants are popping up almost everywhere in the metro, we're seeing fine dining outlets slowing down and taking the backseat. It's not hard to imagine why since nowadays, save for special occasions, we dining folks find satisfaction in price-friendly restaurants that allow us to go home with happy bellies.
Myons French Mediterranean Cuisine, a new restaurant in Quezon City, braves to be different and defies the comfort food trend by bringing fine-dining back into the fold. With its elegant interiors and state-of-the-art menu offerings, Myons is hoping to put full-service restaurants back into the game.
As a requisite in full-service meals, we started off with a soup, a salad and an appetizer. We were first asked to try the Shrimp Bisque (P190), a delicious, creamy concoction where the flavour of the shrimp—you get a big one right there, too—has seeped well into the broth.
Lollo Rosso Raspberry Lemon Vinaigrette with Raclette
Chilean Mussel with Saffron CreamThe Paella Negra con Marinara (P575) is a must-try for all paella aficionados. The squid ink goes so well with the cooking style, giving it a slightly sharper flavour. The shrimp and the squid rings are cooked to perfection, and the lemon gives the dish a welcome zing. The Ivanesca (P280) is Myons’ take on the classic puttanesca. Sardine and anchovies galore add a bold, semi-salty taste to a traditional pasta dish, making it a favourite among customers.
Paella Negra con Marinara
Baked Salmon Persilade with Mashed Potatoes and Bearnaise Sauce
Beef Bourguinon with William’s Pear and AsparagusFinally, the Beef Bourguinon with William’s Pear and Asparagus (P585) rounds out the array of seafood dishes as the only meat dish. The beef is cooked to perfection—tender and juicy—with shallots as garnishing to add more flavour. The pear in the name is actually tangy mashed potatoes sculpted to assume the fruit's shape.
Parade of Cheesecakes
Myons’ Red Velvet Cake
Fruit SmoothiesAs of writing, Myons is in the process of setting up their casual dining space and demo kitchen at the second floor. The cafe area, with its bold red and black couches and tables, would definitely be helpful in attracting a younger dining crowd. I was told by the staff that they would be opening the kitchen to cooking and baking classes for kids as well, so that’s something to watch out for.
Additional photos courtesy of Myons French Mediterranean Cuisine.