The Italian Market by Murray's New Orleans

The Italian Market by Murray's New Orleans is a merger of American and Italian cuisines that's been slightly adjusted to the Filipino palate. Chef Dave Caci's main goal is to create dishes that are a break from the usual. Not too much though according to him. A little modification here and there resulted in charming creations that left a good impression.

The Italian Market by Murray's New Orleans Resorts World Manila

The Italian Market by Murray's New Orleans Resorts World Manila

If you look up once you enter the dining area, you'll see a wall of knives. It's pretty eerie and interesting at the same time. According to The Italian Market's Chef Peter Ayson, each knife represents a chef that got sacked. 

The Italian Market by Murray's New Orleans Resorts World Manila

The masonry oven - imported from Italy - uses three heat sources: wood, gas, and charcoal. It gives the pizza that distinct smoky flavor that makes it a pleasure to eat! 

Panzanella Bread Salad
Panzanella Bread Salad  PhP 295

The Italian Market by Murray's New Orleans has the lighter options if you don't feel like pumping yourself with too much carbs. The salad serving is quite hefty enough to be shared by two.

Aside from the essentials such as tomatoes, mixed greens, and torn chunks of bread, the Panzanella is garnished with ricotta, salami, and olives. It's lightly dressed with lemon oil.

Tim Caprese Salad
Tim Caprese Salad  PhP 430

The Tim Caprese Salad is the kind of healthy option that you don't have to force yourself to take. I like it better than the Panzanella Bread Salad because of the fresh burrata, red beets, and spicy balsamic. The latter gives the palate a friendly jolt whilst being bombarded by nutty greens.

Spicy Shrimp Scampi
Spicy Shrimp Scampi  PhP 320

Delicious garlicky shrimps spurred amply by white white, sundried tomatoes, and chili flakes. 

Steamed Mussels  PhP 385

Fresh mussels steamed with either red or white wine. The savory juices mixed with a little wine created a perfect broth that can be slurped or scooped by a piece of bread. An option to make it spicier is available, too.

Earth Bread pizza
Earth Bread  PhP 360

The Italian Market by Murray's New Orleans wood-fired oven baked pizzas are not to be missed! The pizzas had a nice crunch to them without sacrificing the taste. The Earth Bread is topped with arugula salad, goat cheese, wild mushrooms, and drizzled with truffle oil. The Pig and Fig is the one that made me go deliriously satisfied, though! It's a striking blend of prosciutto, red beets, fig jam, apples, arugula, smoked bacon, and cherry roasted tomatoes!

Pig and Fig pizza
Pig and Fig  PhP 390

Open-Faced Philly Cheeseteak
Open-Faced Philly Cheeseteak  PhP 590

The jaw breaking Open-Faced Philly Cheeseteak is a colossal pile of thinly sliced steak blanketed by American and Provolone. Extra point is given to the jus soaked bread. Yum!

Shrimp Aglio Olio
Shrimp Aglio Olio  PhP 385

Heaped high into a large plate are al dente strings of spaghettini, bacon, Italian sausage, parmesan crisp, sundried tomatoes, black olives, and pan-seared shrimps. Dried chilies added an amicable spike to the flavorful dish.

Lobster Mac and Cheese
Lobster Mac and Cheese  PhP 590

The Italian Market by Murray's New Orleans' Lobster Mac and Cheese was a highly anticipated dish. It was a table stunner alright. The sharp cheddar, fontina cheese, and buttered lobster merged into a rich, creamy, and satisfying treat.

Humble Pie  PhP 295

There's nothing humble about this pie, to be honest. The composition boasts of delicious peanut butter, dark chocolate, and vanilla cream! A fitting end to a delightful lunch with good friends.

The Italian Market by Murray's New Orleans
2/F Resorts World, Newport City, Pasay City
Contact No.: (+632) 403.89.26

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