Valentines is a perfect day to share your love through the world class dishes served by Rafael’s Tapas Bar.
About Rafael Tapas Bar
Entrepreneur Henjie Carmona launches Rafael’s Tapas Bar and Restaurant at Resorts World Manila to share his father Rafael’s passion for home-cooked dishes, his mother Petronila’s elegant homemaking, and his penchant for art collecting to the upscale hotel-casino complex’s food, wine, and fun loving clientele of high rollers, junkets, and the fancy set.
Rafael’s is that rare mall space where you not only find the most original tasting dishes but also the most fastidiously interior decorated restaurant where diners eat and drink surrounded by towering Toto Aguilon wire spires, commissioned paintings from artists Tanya Gaisano Lee and Angelo Tabije, John Lloyd Cruz photographs, red and black draped tables, golden trumpet chandeliers, and a golden washroom!
“The concept behind all these is simple,” Henjie Carmona said summing up: “I want Rafael’s to be that kind of place where you always want to come back to every day because it’s home and the food reminds you of family,”
Reinventing Filipino Taste
In Rafael Tapas, they give you a wide array of food choices. Dishes were served with a unique twist in taste and presentation.
Tapas or Appetizers
Chicken that Crossed the Road (P380)
Served with chili malt vinegar, pickled carrot, and radish puree, which are extra crunchy along with their classy version of gambas.
Duck Sisig (P680)
Spicy duck sisig with quail egg and aioli.
Miss Gump in Hot Flashes or Our version of gambas (P720)
Flambe Al Ajillo with black garlic and Chardonnay roasted chilis and lemon.
Classic Dinuguan drizzled with dark chocolate (Soon to be served)
Smoke Break (P525)
Ricotta tinapa tortellini pasta with in house smoked tinapa, roasted cashew, spiced pea campote and za’atar tahini creme
First Love (P1,150)
spicy soft shelled crab risotto with homemade chorizo and chicken thigh charged with lemon—which is as crispy as they are tasty.
Slow Matador’s Bull or Wagyu Brisket Caldereta (P1,280)
Blackened roasted wagyu brisket with homemade carrot puree, garlic potato puree and topped with fried olive
Chicken Hitchhiker or Chicken Inasal (P850)
Brown sugar brined chicken roast inasal with caramel pineapple and pineapple rice
Maja Blanca (Soon to be served)
Classic maja blanca served with caramel popcorn on the side and white chocolate
Groups of 10 to 15 can avail of the posh Petronila VIP mezzanine room for a consumable reserve price of P200K which comes with the mandatory Wi-Fi and a flat-screen TV that can be hooked up to Resort World shows. Cocktail drinks are availale at P400 per pop to exquisite bottles of Remy Martin Louis XIII and Dalmore 25.
And lastly, never can i forget how lovely this golden restroom would be.
For the full menu, reservations, and more information, please visit @rafaelsrwph on Instagram and Rafael’s Tapas Bar and Restaurant on Facebook.