Friday, August 9, 2013

New Lunch Specials at Relik Tapas Bar and Lounge

The fading late afternoon light usually signals the perfect time to hit Relik Tapas Bar and Lounge, and go for some tapas and cocktails to end the day. But there's a new reason to visit Relik in the middle of the day and see Relik in a whole new light...

Long known for its cool tapas, cocktails, Spanish and continental cuisine, Relik Tapas Bar and Lounge now offers a range of Lunch Specials at a reasonable price of P 199, with complimentary iced tea. More than enough reason to stop by Relik while the sun is still up.

While at Relik Tapas Bar and Lounge, why not enjoy some of their signature tapas? Start your meal with Relik's Pinchos, an assortment of crisp crostini topped with Bacon and Egg, Chorizo Pamplona and Aioli, Confit Tuna with olives and capsicum, Chorizig and Aligue (crab fat) cream, and Sauteed Shrimp with mango and pepper salsa.

Or you can try another of Relik's bestsellers, Relik's Baked Australian Brie (P 530), a creamy Yarra Valley Brie wrapped in jamon and lightly glazed with honey, and Deep Fried Manchego Cheese (P 300), panko coated Manchego cubes with honey and cayenne, served with crostini and a side of fresh tomato salsa. A cocktail or two before lunch? Why not.

The first of Relik's new Lunch Specials arrived, starting with the Chorizo Chorizo Pasta, an olio-based spaghetti with not one but two types of Spanish chorizo. Chorizo in pasta just work so well together, a filling and comforting pasta dish with rich and sharp flavors.

Pesto Fish Fillet, dory fillet topped with homemade pesto sauce, a full meal in itself. The fillet has a deliciously crisp outer layer that contrasts nicely with the tender and almost creamy dory.

Cheesy Tomato Pork Belly, a tender 24-hour sous vide pork generously covered in tomato cheese fondue and baked in the oven. Prepared in the classic sous vide style results in fork tender pork, and the cheese and tomato fondue add a flavorful punch to the dish.

Boneless Fried Chicken, topped with tomato fondue and served with chorizo rice, perfect for a light yet flavorful lunch. The tomato fondue bumps up the flavor of the crisp chicken, and the rich chorizo rice simply completes the flavors of the dish. Each Lunch Special for only P 199. Not a bad deal at all for lunch.

If you have the time, you can go for Relik's signature dishes, like the Mixed Paella (P 820), topped with chorizo and assorted seafood and vegetables (allow 20-30 minutes lead time, serves 6-8), always a winner.

In between, try Relik's Tinta Negra Calamari (P 250), crisp deep-fried calamari in squid-ink batter, served with garlic mayo and lemon. A cool twist on the usual crisp calamari dish, great with a couple of Relik's signature cocktails.

Then, why not pull out all the stops and go all out for lunch with Relik's Cochinillo, slow roasted whole suckling pig (P 4,500, advance order required).

Deliciously crisp skin and tender juicy meat...pure pork bliss. Seriously good.

Cap your lunch with Relik's Churros, with a light dusting of cinnamon and a caramel dip...

...and a cappuccino. Perfect.

Relik's new Lunch Specials, just some of the reasons to visit Relik Tapas Bar and Lounge in the middle of the day, and see Relik  in a different light. Lunch was never this cool. Special thanks to Chef Benjo Tuazon for an awesome lunch.

Relik Tapas Bar and Lounge is located at the 2nd Floor, Commercenter Building, 31st Avenue corner  4th Street, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig or call 846-8889 for inquiries, reservations and private functions.

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  1. the name sounds captivating already, plus images and im drooling!

    1. hi cquek, great place for after hours, and now, a cool place for lunch too! Great to hear from you!

  2. Looks so delicious! Especially the cochinillo. It really is '#itsmoreEATSinthephilippines! :)

    1. Hi thisisLOVELEE, the cochinillo was awesome! Thanks for stopping by!


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