March 05, 2024

Terraza Martinez in BGC: Bringing Diners to Spain through its Valencian Offerings

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  • In the bustling, cosmopolitan enclave of Bonifacio Global City, a treasure trove of Spanish gastronomy awaits. These places exude a warm and inviting ambiance, reminiscent of the lively tapas bars and intimate diners found on the streets of Barcelona, Madrid, and Seville. Each Spanish restaurant in this neighborhood boasts a distinct character and culinary identity that offer a diverse range of traditional and contemporary dishes that capture the essence of Spanish cuisine.

    Chief among them is Terraza Martinez, where Spanish cuisine is more than just food; it is an embodiment of the country’s culture, history, and deep-rooted traditions.

    IMAGES from Terraza Martinez

    The menu at Terraza Martinez serves as a love letter to the Valencian region, where the dashing veterinarian-turned-chef Luis Martinez came from. From traditional tapas bursting with vibrant colors and bold flavors to expertly grilled seafood sourced from pristine waters, everything screams authenticity and originality.

    Chef Luis Martinez / IMAGE from Terraza Martinez

    Start your meal off with the Croqueta de Jamon Iberico, typically served as a popular appetizer or tapas dish in Spain. These fried morsels of goodness are beloved for their rich, smoky, and slightly salty taste, courtesy of the flavorful Jamon Iberico. The contrast between the crispy exterior and the creamy filling creates a delightful texture that makes them irresistible to many.

    Croquetas de Jamón Iberico / IMAGE from Terraza Martinez

    The Piquillo Relleno de bacalao Y Gambas and Raviolo de Marisco are also excellent appetizers. The former is a delightful tapas that combines the smoky and slightly sweet flavors of piquillo peppers with the richness of bacalao (salted cod) and the savoriness of shrimp. The combination of the seafood and natural sweetness of the piquillo peppers creates a blend of flavors that will leave you wanting for more.

    Piquillo Relleno de bacalao Y Gambas / IMAGE from Philippine Primer

    Like the stuffed piquillo pepper, the Raviolo de Marisco is a mouthwatering app that also showcases the delicate flavors of the ocean wrapped in a delightful raviolo. This exquisite dish brings together a medley of juicy, sweet prawns and crab with expertly complemented with roasted veggies and cream cheese, encased in a raviolo, and then bathed in a bisque.

    Savoring this seafood masterpiece is an experience that combines elegance, decadence, and the essence of the ocean, delighting both the eyes and the palate.

    Raviolo de Marisco / IMAGE from Terraza Martinez

    Paella holds the esteemed position as the star of Spanish cuisine due to its deep-rooted cultural significance and its embodiment of the country’s culinary identity. Originating in the fertile lands surrounding the city of Valencia, this iconic dish has become synonymous with the region and an emblem of Spanish gastronomy. For his part, chef Luis said he ensures Terraza Martinez honors this dish by sticking to his recipes.

    One of Terraza Martinez’s best-selling paellas is the Paella Negra, also known as “black paella” is a variation of the classic paella, but distinguished by its unique black color derived from the addition of squid ink during the cooking process. Each spoonful brings combines delicate seafood, the briny, squid ink-infused rice, and the aromatic spices.

    Paella Negra / IMAGE from Terraza Martinez

    You may also add a boozy touch to your dining experiencewith their fine wines and signature cocktails such as Raspberry Granita.

    Raspberry Granita / IMAGE from Terraza Martinez

    Don’t forget to save room for dessert! Indulge in treats like Sorbete de Mango Y Pistacho, a sweet ending to your meal consisting of mango sorbet, orange slices, and dragon fruit carpaccio topped with crushed pistachio and dark chocolate bits drizzled with honey.

    Sorbete de Mango Y Pistacho / IMAGE from Philippine Primer

    Terraza Martinez is a place where memories are made, laughter is shared, and the spirit of BGC comes alive. Whether you’re visiting for a special occasion, a casual get-together, or simply to indulge in a culinary adventure, Terraza Martinez promises an experience that will leave you with a smile on your face and a heart full of joy.

    General Information

  • G/F The Arcade, Shangri-La at the Fort, 5th Avenue, BGC, Taguig City
  • 0966-700-5801 / 0945-409-8120
  • 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 a.m.
  • www.nikkei.com.ph
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