Discovery Primea kicks off its first Elements of Flavor series at Flame Restaurant in Discovery Primea Hotel with General Manager David Pardo de Ayala, and Executive Chef Luis Chikiamco leading the Flame's kitchen as they celebrate two decades of culinary partnership.

Executive Chef Luis Chikiamco and General Manager David Pardo de Ayala, and

Elements of Flavor is a series of carefully planned events that highlight culinary collaborations between Discovery Primea's culinary team and renowned local and international chefs and personalities. This series aims to open new doors for culinary innovation by bringing together unique culinary ideas, special techniques, and the passion for fine flavors to create new extraordinary experiences for patrons and diners to enjoy.

The series kicks off with a special dinner celebrating Discovery Primea's General Manager, Chef David Pardo de Ayala, and Executive Chef Luis Chikiamco's 20-year culinary partnership. With their shared roots, both are considered driving forces behind Discovery Hospitality’s culinary innovation. David was Discovery Hotel Corporation's Corporate Chef and oversaw the food and beverage operations at Discovery Suites Ortigas, Discovery Country Suites Tagaytay, and Discovery Shores Boracay. Luis, the former Executive Chef of Discovery Suites Ortigas, took charge of the kitchen and created various delectable dishes based on his extensive culinary background, training, and experience spanning more than a decade from various parts of the world.

David and Luis formed a stronger culinary partnership upon joining forces for the opening of Discovery Primea in 2015. Their shared love of good food and gastronomic innovation solidified their desire to create unique and memorable dining experiences for guests. Together, they launched the hotel's dining outlets, which have since become well-known in the local dining scene.

With a selection of delectable dishes delicately prepared by David, Luis, and Flame's culinary team, the menu has been specially curated to highlight Flame's distinct modern Asian flavors and flair. 

Flame's Amuse-Bouche

"Variation of Fresh Tuna" which is composed of 3 kinds of Fresh tuna dishes.

Spiced-seared with Asian Condiments

Ceviche Latino, Avocado

Tartare with curry mayonaise

“Foie Gras Sandwich” with sautéed granny smith apples, artisanal greens, lemon-ginger "gastrique"

Prawns, Scallops, Baby Squid, and Chilean Mussels with Dashi risotto that has an ocean herbal broth.

Duck Breast “Adobo” Flakes made with sweet potato custard, sous vide egg yolk and garlic chips.

A 48-hour slow-cooked Josper-Grilled U.S. Beef Short Ribs with charcoal-seared black bean potato purée, charred-crispy leeks, pickled cherry tomatoes, and Thai basil. 

Whipped "Soignon" French Goat Cheese that has a variation of red beets with Pedro Ximenes sherry vinegar glaze.

For dessert, guests are treated to an AURO Chocolate Marquise, which is perfectly paired with 100% Colombian Coffee.

Additional wine pairings were carefully selected to complement and enhance each dish. 

This momentous dinner offered at PHP 4,500++ per person. Additional wine pairing by Estate Wine is available for PHP 2,000++.


Flame Restaurant continues to be one of the best places to celebrate gastronomic innovations and collaborations in the local and international culinary scene. Flame embraces the launch of the Elements of Flavors series, which will unravel even more unique and memorable dining experiences that patrons and diners can look forward to.

With more spectacular Flame moments on the way, its culinary team will continue to delight guests with the flavors and aromas of modern Asian fare, Josper-grilled specialties, and an assortment of decadent desserts.

Flame is now open for lunch and dinner from Monday to Saturday from 11:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. For reservation and inquiries, guests may call +63 2 7955 8888 or e-mail primea.restaurants@discovery.com.ph

For more information on the hotel’s offers and updates, please visit www.discoveryprimea.com or follow Discovery Primea on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.


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