"When the Good Lord begins to doubt the world, he remembers that he created Provence." - Frederic Mistral
High above the city, Raffles Makati presents Mirèio, a Provencal-inspired brasserie dining experience unique to Manila. Pronounced "mee-reyo", the refreshingly new dining destination takes its cue from the rich traditions of the French countryside with cuisine that is sun-drenched and created around the seasons, born of traditional French culinary techniques, and exuberant Mediterranean influences.
Chef de Cuisine Nicolas Cegretin, himself a son of Provence, has created an exquisite menu selection that is all at once nostalgic and yet sophisticated. Provence is experienced throughout the cuisine in Mirèio through highlighting ingredients rather than technique. The restaurant's signature dishes, notably the Classic Beef Tartare, Bouillabaisse, and the Oxtail Parmentier, focus on the ingredients' freshness, each element carefully sourced, prepared in an almost lovingly manner to bring forth all the nuances of natural flavor in every bite.
Staying true to the Raffles tradition of honouring great writers, Mirèio is named after the Nobel prize-winning poem by Frederic Mistral that tells the tale of young love and devotion through a journey of the famed countryside. Monsieur Mistral's own love letter to Provence. This love for Provence is prevalent not only in the cuisine, but also in the restaurant's art and interiors.