In the 1960’s, many citizens of Makati would associate the 6749 Ayala Avenue address with the Gilarmi Apartments, the first serviced apartment building in the country. Established in 1962 by Virgilio Hilario, he named the building after his son Gil, and his Miss Universe beauty pageant winning wife, Armi Kuusela. Their level of service was famous all throughout the city, and arguably Asia.
Today, Discovery Primea stands in the same spot as Gilarmi Apartments once rose, and upholds its name and legacy of fine service in Makati at The Gilarmi Lounge. The hotel’s lobby lounge offers various styles and brews of coffee, high tea, cocktails, draught beer and Filipino-inspired bar fare.
The Gilarmi Lounge at Discovery Primea is an ideal venue for intimate groups. The lounge presents patrons with an unparalleled experience of Ayala Avenue through floor to ceiling windows and live piano music, while enjoying a wide variety of coffee or TWG loose leaf teas from 7AM to 11PM daily.
Here’s something to excite you and make you want to drop by The Gilarmi Lounge at Discovery Primea sooner than later…
For a limited time only, The Gilarmi Lounge at Discovery Primea will offer the “The Gilarmi Sunset” promotion from 5PM to 8PM, Mondays through Sundays. For only Php 595++, guests will be able to enjoy two glasses of Stella Artois Draft Beer and their choice of Modern Filipino bar chow, among Grilled Chicken Wings Inasal, Smoked Bangus Spring Rolls, “Sisig sa Riles” with Chili-Soy, Calamansi and Soft-Poached Egg, and Grilled Tuna Brochettes with Crispy Chili Garlic.
I was able to sample a couple of fascinating drinks and delicious bar chow during my recent visit to The Gilarmi Lounge at Discovery Primea and boy was I impressed. So impressed, in fact, that I may have had a couple more drinks than my tolerance is used to. Hehehe.
Amazing drinks and deliciously fascinating bar chow at The Gilarmi Lounge at Discovery Primea
Check out some of the upgraded Classic Cocktails of Lee Watson and Modern Filipino Bar Chow from Luis Chikiamco…
Lee Watson’s inspiration: Inspired by the flavors of the Mediterranean, this cocktail combines a tart and herbal liqueur from Spain with blood orange from Italy.
Chef Luis’ inspiration: Ceviche is a universal recipe with countries from South America to Europe having their own versions. In the Philippines, we call this “kilawin” which means “to cure in vinegar”. This classic dish has been upgraded by using spiced infused coconut vinegar and coconut milk for a refreshing roll on the palate.
Tropical Gin Fizz
Lee Watson’s inspiration: A twist on the classic Ramos Gin Fizz, this drink is made with Licor 43, a Spanish liqueur made with 43 botanicals, and tropical coconut puree.
Sisig sa Riles
Chef Luis’ inspiration: One culinary legend has it that this Filipino bar chow dish was served alongside the Pampanga train tracks or “riles”. For an upgraded twist, this version of sisig is cooked three ways – the pork is braised until it is tender, then grilled before chopping and sauteed in a pan and topped it with a 63 degree C. egg.
Lee Watson’s inspiration: A twist on a classic Mojito with tarragon instead of mint, and local guyabano.
Chef Luis’ inspiration: Oyster Rockefeller is an all-time favorite made from creamed spinach and hollandaise sauce. This dish was given a Filipino twist by using Kangkong and hollandaise infused with Calamansi instead of white wine vinegar. This marries a western recipe with fresh local ingredients in the Philippines.
High Tea at The Gilarmi Lounge at Discovery Primea
The Gilarmi Lounge at Discovery Primea also offers High Tea from 2PM-5PM. For only Php 750++, enjoy a selection of savory mini sandwiches, sweet pastries, tea cakes and scones, along with a pot of perfectly brewed tea of your choice, good for two persons.
I had so much fun with friends on this particular evening sharing stories while enjoying the wonderful concoctions of Lee Watson and Chef Luis. I’m confident you and your friends will have a wonderful time at The Gilarmi Lounge at Discovery Primea as well!
So, after a stressful day at work or if you simply wanna have a jolly good time, head on over to The Gilarmi Lounge at Discovery Primea… kick back and have a couple of drinks and pleasantly surprise yourself with some of their awesome dishes.
You might find yourself coming back for more… and more. Cheers!
The Gilarmi Lounge
G/F of Discovery Primea 6749 Ayala Avenue, Makati City
T: +63 2 955.8888 | +63 2 988.2988
TripAdvisor: Discovery Primea, The Gilarmi Lounge