Arts + Food: Laya Personal Dining @ Pinto Art Museum, Antipolo Rizal

Laya Personal Dining - situated within the grounds of Pinto Art Museum and Earth Cafe. An Asian cuisine with private dining setting in Antipolo, Rizal. 

Quoted from LAYA... 
"The word holds several different meanings in Sanskrit including abode; place of rest; mental inactivity; union of song, dance and instrumental music; a state of mental quietude;;and many other different things… In Tagalog though, it simply means freedom, and this is what LAYA promises to give each of our guests.

LAYA seeks to give its guests a place where they can slow down and rest; it seeks to celebrate song and dance and the arts; but mostly, LAYA promises to be a haven where guests have all the freedom to do whatever they want and where they can be completely free to make their dining experience however they want it to be.
LAYA is a private kitchen, hidden in hilly Antipolo that seeks to give each of our guests a unique, private and personal dining experience all their own. With a personal chef to cater to your every culinary whim, and your own host dedicated to serve your every request, we promise every guest a truly pampering dining experience. But perhaps, the best amenity of LAYA is the villa’s exclusivity. Guests who book at LAYA get to enjoy the entire villa with its poolside, pocket gardens, private nooks and their dining table where they can watch our chefs cook their meals, located in in the peaceful suburbs of Antipolo, overlooking the Manila skyline and Laguna de Bay, all to themselves.
LAYA can (and will!) also help with any other special arrangements our guests may have to truly make the experience all the more special. Fancy having a healthy spa dinner with your girlfriends? Or maybe an all-out seafood feast with the family… Or a romantic candlelit dinner? How about pre-dinner cocktails while watching the sunset? Or maybe having a string quartet play your favorite songs while you enjoy your dinner? We can even conspire with you to plan the most romantic marriage proposals! Ring in the bottom of a champagne glass at the end of dinner? An acoustic duo performing your favorite songs? Roses and candles? We can make that happen!

This is why it’s called a Personal Dining Experience. And this is why it’s called LAYA… Guests are free to create their dining fantasies here."

Organic Iced Tea
Thai tomato basil soup 
Through Glaxo Smith Kline and Campaigns & Grey Event last April 27, 2011, media and bloggers had a pleasant time - al fresco dining with conceptual and surreal paintings, installation art surrounding the enormous space. The best part was... we were served with fully organic art-injected dishes. 
Wooden tissue holder
Summer salad
Native chicken stuffed with caramelized kesong puti
Laya was established in 2009, owned by Chef Ricci and Irene Gurango. Serving full-course meal [PhP650] cooked by a personal chef. The restaurant is open for everyone on Breakfast & Lunch time and on Dinner - by appointment basis. 
The museum also has an in-house cafe - Earth Cafe, where they served sustainable food, organic coffee & tea, freshest herb & organic ingredients. A cozy kitchen inside the Pinto Gallery.
Wooden salt 'n' pepper
For first time visitors, the usual dinner at Laya, guests have a choice between two 6-course dinner menus. Reservations: at least 2-3 days in advance. Guests can advise Laya beforehand to make necessary adjustments with regards to the settings and preparation of tables and any dietary restrictions.
Laya 6-course Dinner cost Php1,000 [exclusive of the PhP100 entrance fee to the Pinto Art Museum, which is collected upon entry at the gate].
Dinner is served from 6:00p.m. to 9:00p.m. on Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays

Weekend dining at Laya is always an intimate experience, tables are limited and reservations area a must. =)
They require a 50% Downpayment before to confirm reservation.
Banana & mango dessert with chocolate & peanut dip

Laya Personal Dining
For inquiries & reservations:
[m] 0917.864.4322

Pinto Art Museum
Silangan Gardens
1 Sierra Made Street
Grand Heights Subdivision
Antipolo City 1870 Rizal
[t] 632.697.1015

is Open from Tuesday to Sunday
9:00a.m. to 6:00p.m.

How to get there?
-via Ortigas Extension
From EDSA, head toward Ortigas going to Cainta route. Pass by Ever Gotesco Ortigas & Robinson's Cainta. At the end of Ortigas Extn. turn right going to Taytay route. Drive past Chow King to ascending road of Antipolo.
Along Rotonda [Antipolo proper], pass by Provincial Capitol of Antipolo & Ynares Center. Turn right to Grand Heights Road, street direction/signs to Grand Homes and Laya were visible.


  1. Nice one Daryll.

    Sana pala we had a photo together. I'll post our group pic in my blog entry soon. :)

  2. Thanks Jenny, oo nga, next event ha =)
    On my GSK article on, I'll try to post our group pics, this Friday C&G will release the photos for us. =)

  3. I'd like to try that chicken with kesong puti ! Looks cozy, this place.

  4. im definitely taking note of this place and will drag hubby there next time we are in Pinas. The place looks so wonderful and the food presented delectably.

    have a blastful weekend, and hope you check out my entry here too.
    Food and Passion
    I Love Darly!

  5. wow, these foods look yummy!

  6. wow, sounds like a great place to relax and art lovers will surely love! food looks mouthwatering...thanks for sharing! have a great weekend!

  7. Wow looks pretty in there..Happy GM! Mine is up.

  8. Lovely landscape and yummy foods!

    My Green, would love it if you can take a peek.

  9. looks like a really nice place. thanks for joining.

    continue living green.

  10. Nice place..great food din cguro... :) *never been there*


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