An elegant brasserie nine floors above the city, presenting a “sun-drenched” cuisine created around the seasons, born of traditional French-cooking techniques, and bursting with exuberant Mediterranean influences.
Raffles Makati’s award-winning dining destination, Mirèio is named after the most notable work and famous poem by Nobel Prize winning poet Frederic Mistral written in 1859. The celebrated poem is a forbidden love story between Mirèio, the daughter of a rich farmer, and Vincent, a humble basket weaver.
The poem follows Mirèio’s journey to reach the coast of Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer to pray to the patron saints of Provence to change her parents’ minds and allow her to marry Vincent, her true love. It is written in the archaic l’occitane language and beautifully depicts the life and culture of the French Mediterranean region.
It is Mistral’s tender tribute to his beloved Provence, from the beauty of the countryside and coast, to the intricacies of the l’occitane language. Mistral was so devoted to Provence that he donated the money from winning the Nobel Prize to creating the Museum at Arles, which remains to be the most important collection of Provencal folk art.
This literary and artistic connection stays true to the Raffles tradition of honouring literary luminaries.
Mirèio is subtly depicted throughout the restaurant from a stunning painting by Marcel Antonio, to the restaurant’s logo which is a recreation of the handwriting of Frederic Mistral. An antique book of the poem is found in the reception area.
Mirèio is an elegant brasserie-style restaurant offering Provençal-inspired cuisine, which was created around the seasons and born of traditional French cooking techniques and exuberant Mediterranean influences. It is located at the 9th floor of the Raffles Makati