Terraza Martinez is offering a special four-course menu for only P1,950 that features Doña Elena, the No. 1 olive oil brand in the Philippines with a full range of Mediterranean products such as olives, capers, and anchovies, among others.
A native of Valencia, Spain, Terraza Martinez’s executive chef and founder Luis Martinez remains true to his roots.
“I truly believe that we are what we eat and olive oil is the healthiest of all. [Aside from health benefits], its pleasant taste, smell, and texture that enhance all the flavors of a good recipe, my type of cuisine revolves around the product. Everything is based on that, on the absolute respect that I have for the product,” Chef Luis said.
“[Using good-quality olive oil] reminds me of my childhood wherein my breakfasts were based on a simple toast with extra virgin olive oil and salt,” he added.
Doña Elena Olive Oil, made from 100% pure olive oil from Spain, is loved and trusted by home cooks and chefs alike.
For the exclusive Doña Elena 4-course special menu, Chef Luis described the combination as “perfect” as diners are transported to the coastal regions of the Mediterranean.
The culinary journey begins with a Gazpacho, a traditional cold soup made from blended Doña Elena Pure Olive Oil and canned Diced Tomatoes. The recipe is taken up a notch with sautéed garlic prawns, tomato tartar, crispy capers, croutons, and Doña Elena anchovies.
For the second course, Chef Luis prepared a Cured Snapper Carpaccio. Delicately flavored, this dish consists of thinly sliced snapper fish, marinated in Doña Elena Extra Virgin Olive Oil, crushed tomato, fried capers, and lime zest. It is served with rosemary crackers that add a crunchy contrast.
Glazed and charcoal-grilled, the Presa Ibérica de Cerdo takes center stage for the main course. The hearty ibérico pork loin is served with truffle mashed potato, olive oil caramelized shallots, wild fresh mushrooms, and demi-glacé sauce. Doña Elena Pure Olive Oil is used to caramelize the shallots and to drizzle over the mashed potato, adding a nutty and buttery note to the dish.
Concluding this Spanish culinary voyage is the tangy smooth Manchego Cheesecake, which has a light touch of Doña Elena Pomace Olive Oil. The cheesecake is also topped with blueberry jelly and mango slices that add a layer of sweetness to this well-loved dessert.
Chef Luis and Doña Elena invite everyone to try the Doña Elena special menu at Terraza Martinez and experience soulful Spanish cuisine.
“The special menu we created for Doña Elena is a refreshing and simple menu that showcases the Mediterranean style of cooking using Doña Elena products. We use fresh fish, meat, and vegetables that are lightly cooked to preserve their natural flavors. It’s a perfect menu for enjoying with friends and family in a cozy and elegant atmosphere. Come and join us at Terraza Martinez this September and experience the high quality of food and service that we offer,” Chef Luis said.