Does anyone remember the first ever serviced apartment in Makati known as the Gilarmi Apartments which was famous back in the 1960’s? This famed landmark was the go-to place during its heyday.
Fast forward to today, Gilarmi Apartments is no more. Sitting on its old spot now is the posh and luxurious Discovery Primea which houses an incredible bar called The Gilarmi Lounge.
The Gilarmi Lounge at Discovery Primea pays homage to the Gilarmi Apartments and now serves wonderfully concocted Upgraded Classic Cocktails by Lee Watson and Chef Luis Chikiamco‘s Modern Filipino Bar Chow.
You get to enjoy two glasses of Stella Artois Draft Beer and your choice of Modern Filipino bar chow from Grilled Tuna Brochettes with Crispy Chili Garlic to “Sisig Riles” with Chili-Soy for Php595 ++.
Spectacular drinks and incredible food at the Gilarmi Lounge at Discovery Primea
To give you an idea on what to order, check out some of Lee Watson’s innovative cocktail drinks paired with Chef Luis’ highly-rated dishes.
Lee Watson’s Inspiration: This cocktail combines a tart and herbal liqueur from Spain with blood orange from Italy, in a tall carbonated drink.
Chef Luis’ Inspiration: An upgraded classic dish using fresh marlin fillet, spiced infused coconut vinegar, coconut milk and chili.
TROPICAL GIN FIZZ
Lee Watson’s Inspiration: A twist on the classic Ramos Gin Fizz, this drink is made with Licor 43, a Spanish liqueur made with 43 botanicals, and tropical coconut puree.
SISIG SA RILES
Chef Luis’ Inspiration: Cooked in 3 ways: the pork is braised until it is tender, then grilled before chopping and sautéed in a pan and topped it with a 63 degree C. egg.
You might be wondering why “Sisig Sa Riles”? One culinary legend has it that this dish was served alongside the Pampanga train tracks (riles).
Lee Watson’s Inspiration: A twist on a classic Mojito with Tarragon instead of mint and local guyabano. This has got to be my favorite drink of the night. I believe I had 4 glasses… or was it 5?
Chef Luis’ Inspiration: Using Kangkong and hollandaise infused with Calamansi or local lime instead of lemon as well as coconut vinegar instead of white wine vinegar.
The Gilarmi Lounge at Discovery Primea also offers High Tea from 2PM-5PM for Php750 ++ for 2 persons. Enjoy a selection of savory mini sandwiches, pastries, tea cakes and scones with a pot of perfectly brewed tea of your choice. Don’t forget to try TWG’s Double Happiness! A handcrafted bouquet of white tea leaves and jasmine flowers that blossoms when warm water is poured.
The Gilarmi Lounge at Discovery Primea is your perfect venue for some drinks after a long tiring day at work. The floor to ceiling windows provide a wonderful view of Ayala Avenue, making it the perfect backdrop as you kick back and wind down.
A relaxing ambiance, snappy servers, courteous staff with creative drinks and incredible bar chow… The Gilarmi Lounge at Discovery Primea is an ideal cozy place to hangout.
Crazy night with the company of good friends!
The Gilarmi Lounge is located at the G/F of Discovery Primea 6749 Ayala Avenue, Makati City
T: +63 2 955.8888 | +63 2 988.2988
TripAdvisor: Discovery Primea, The Gilarmi Lounge