Roman for sea in the middle of the earth, the Mediterranean region has been the main thoroughfare for trade, over the centuries, with different culinary traditions of the traders absorbed by local populations. Artemis Grill’s seasonal menu is inspired by this diverse Mediterranean heritage, complete with the 100-year old olive tree the bar circles. As a cherry on top, this contemporary Mediterranean-inspired rooftop restaurant and sky bar offers sweeping panoramic vistas from its 40th floor location.
Popular plates include the vibrant Poached Pear & Ancient Grain Salad ($22) brimming with bulgur wheat, freekeh, feta, pistachio, pomegranate and mint; the Moroccan Lamb Chops ($48) with green chermoula, cauliflower couscous and pomegranate relish; Herb Crusted Goat Cheese “Shanklish” ($24) with homemade cheese and toasted flatbread; and the Quinoa “Falafel” ($21/$30) with hummus, white cabbage slaw, pomegranate and za’atar. It’s perfect with a side of Beetroot “Tartare” ($12) with dates, crispy wild rice, horseradish and chives.
If you’re taking in the view at Sky Bar with drinks and nibbles, get the hearty Mezze Platter ($42), comprising hummus, beetroot tartare, quinoa falafel, freekeh salad, pickled zucchini, flatbread, marinated olives, and feta.
For dessert, finish on the Pistachio Semifreddo ($18) with Attiki honey, raspberry crémeux, and kataifi pastry; or the classic Sticky Date Cake (also $18) with a whisky butterscotch sauce, and served with vanilla ice cream and a cardamom tuile. Priyanka Elhence