We joined the Project Wheelchair 12-Course Degustastation dinner event this November 18 at the Champagne Room, Manila Hotel.
It was truly a treat. Not only did we enjoy the open bar that’s sponsored by YATS Wine Cellar and Destileria Limtuaco, but we also enjoyed a special feast prepared by some of the best chefs in the country.
Sherwin Tee prepared the Savory Rice Krispie Treat, Fish Sauce Caramel and Pork Floss.
Tastes like rice krispies with sweet floss. Interesting amuse bouche to start the event.
The next was Happy Ongpauco-Tiu’s Crab Aligue Creme Brulee in Egg Shells.
Good presentation: Originally thought it was Uni flan so the guess was pretty close.
The next was Jules and Cello Templo Strawberry Stracciatella.
Homemade buffalo stracciatella cheese with balsamic creme, strawberries, basil and evo. Tastes like buffalo cheese with a hint of sweets. The olive oil here is strong.
Ham chowder: tastes as good as it looks
It came with this chicharon which was very crunchy and delicious.
Shrimp roll in sili labuyo sauce by Lawrence Cua. Buttered roll loaded with spicy shrimp.
Loved this dish! It was hot and nice.
Pomelo salad by Bettina Osmena
This was pretty special: tastes very seafoody. Seafood lumpia in squid ink wrapper with sweet garlic sauce, aligue, and crushed nuts.
Something different. I enjoyed this dish.
Chicken Inasal with Fried Rice by Rommel Hinlo. Better appreciated by foreigners.
One of my favorites, Open Waterspinach Raviolo with salted red egg, etag, kabute mushroom and bulaklak ng kalabasa, smoked kesong puti cream by Margarita Flores
The 6-Hour Cooked Short Ribs with roasted bone marrow, miso sweet potato, pumpkin puree and house pickles by Ed Bugia
Truffle Rice Stuffed Lechon by Dedet dela Fuente. The best dish of the night!
Brazo by Pixie Sevilla
Ube Sansrival and Green Tea Cheesecake by Roselyn Tiangco-Siapno
Overall, great event. It’s heartwarming to be seranaded by talented singers while eating one delicious dish after another. At php 4,000 per person, you not only enjoy the evening, but you’re part of helping the donation of 203 wheelchairs.
Kudos to the organizers for a spectacular event! Hope we can get a slot next year again!