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A Succulent Vegetarian Ensemble at Fig Mediterranean Restaurant, Bar and Art Gallery

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Caramelized Lemon Tart with Blueberry Rosemary Compote
Caramelized Lemon Tart with Blueberry Rosemary Compote

Fig Mediterranean Restaurant, Bar and Art Gallery

As a vegetarian who has relied on my kitchen for guaranteed healthy meals using organic produces, I was so excited to learn that there is a Mediterranean restaurant along Kalayaan Avenue in Makati that uses organic vegetables, free-range eggs, and grass-fed milk and cheese.

A heavenly assortment of breads baked with healthy grains and flour at Fig Mediterranean Restaurant
A heavenly assortment of breads baked with healthy grains and flour at Fig Mediterranean Restaurant

Fig, as it is called, spurs up a tempting list of menu that has an impressive selection of flavourful vegetarian dishes.

A pleasant staff adding to the wonderful ambience
A pleasant staff adding to the wonderful ambience

In an impromptu feast that I attended, I was able to indulge in healthy delicious food at such a delightful setting.


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Fig Mediterranean Restaurant Naturally sweet Date Shake
Fig Mediterranean Restaurant Naturally sweet Date Shake

Amid the restaurant’s cozy interior and the beautiful abstract paintings by featured artist Savannah Lumen, I started with a glass of Date Shake, blended with organic carabao’s milk to jumpstart my palate.

Minestrone Bianca
Minestrone Bianca

Within half an hour later, I had Minestrone Bianca, a filling soup with biodynamic veggies and fresh herbs, white beans, ricotta, and savoury wild spinach gnudis, cooked in vegetable broth.

Delectable Vegetarian Pizza
Delectable Vegetarian Pizza

The arrival of the Vegetarian Pizza, then promised a delectable flavour alongside the soup, with spiced Moroccan pesto enhancing the zucchini, olives, mushroom, goat cheese, coriander and parsley; absolutely a dish that would beckon vegetarians for more.

Fig's dedicated pastry chef starts up the pizza
Fig’s dedicated pastry chef starts up the pizza

Adding to the alluring food flair is Saganaki, pan-fried quesong puti slices from Malagos Farm in Davao that give out an interesting flavor to the sweetness of poached pears and dates.

Saganaki
Saganaki

For a semblance of rice meals, the Vegetable Tagine with couscous gives out a wonderful taste from sweet potato, yellow pepper, zucchini, carrots, tomato, apricots, spices, cooked slow in a ceramic pot.

Vegetable Tagine with Couscous
Vegetable Tagine with Couscous

To tone down my palate before the desserts, I delighted in a glass of Limonana, blended with fresh lemons and mint. Its cool glass emitted a refreshing zest into my body, making me feel bright and completely satisfied.

Refreshing Limonana
Refreshing Limonana

As my sweet craving gradually increased, three extraordinary desserts were placed on the table.

Caramelized Lemon Tart with Blueberry Rosemary Compote
Caramelized Lemon Tart with Blueberry Rosemary Compote

 Caramelized Lemon Tart with Blueberry Rosemary Compote gave out sweet filling and bites with a delightful hint of zesty lemon.

Fromage Blanc Panna Cotta with Basil Gelee & Strawberry
Fromage Blanc Panna Cotta with Basil Gelee & Strawberry

A truly one-of-a-kind dessert is the Fromage Blanc Panna Cotta with Basil Gelée & Strawberry, which had swirled distinct flavours in my palate, enticing me to indulge in one satisfying bite after another.

The Executive Chef touches up the dessert
The Executive Chef touches up the dessert

The Shiraz sorbet, on the other hand, is a cool alcoholic treat that is perfect for the summer.

With these sumptuous dishes at Fig Mediterranean Restaurant, I was soulfully satisfied and gratified that such a restaurant with utter taste, quality and conscious awareness on healthy eating exist, and with many more vegetarian dishes that definitely deserve an encore.

The ingeniuos Fig team with Proprietor Macky Lovina and Chef Ranuka Hettiarachchi
The ingeniuos Fig team with Proprietor Macky Lovina and Chef Ranuka Hettiarachchi

Fig Mediterranean Restaurant, Bar and Art Gallery is located at 8464 Kalayaan Ave., Poblacion, Makati City. It is open from Monday to Saturday from 5pm to 2am. For further details, contact them via landline (02) 519 – 7276 or web, fig.com.ph.

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