Katrê Bistro is a new mediterranean-leaning restaurant across from Caliente in downtown Agana. Owner and Chef Rox Cailaoj was a successful restauranteur in the Philippines for nearly two decades. Having studied at the Clark Culinary School in Washington, Cailaoj was hired as the executive chef of the Sheraton and Renaissance hotels.
His seasoned techniques (pun intended) allow for use of only the freshest herbs and vegetables. The field green salad with balsamic vinaigrette, confetti of peppers, kalamata olives, and grapes also had a sprinkling of capers. The bruschetta is a must-have with its fresh tomato salsa piled on top a crunchy crostini with a thin, but punchy layer of pesto. The steamed mahi mahi was a surprise dish only because of its Asian flavors — ginger, garlic, scallion, and heaps of cilantro in a sweet soy broth. Served only with white rice to lap up the aromatic broth, the mahi mahi is definitely a standout. Katrê’s shrimp scampi has already become a local favorite.
Katrê had a soft opening at the end of September and we’re hoping this delicious new fare has a permanent home in downtown Agana.