The Lifestyle Network is dedicating its second year of mounting one of the grandest dining events in the metro, entitled “Around The Philippines in Small Plates,” to assist in the fundraising and relief operations of Sagip Kapamilya through the ICanServeFoundation.
As such, it aptly has chosen to unite the various regions of the country in a different way to mirror the oneness among its people following the calamity.
Made up of 7,107 islands, the Philippines is home to a diverse culture. Part of this culture is a variation in practices, rites, and language;but one thing common among all people, regardless of region, is a love for a flavor uniquely Filipino that is expressed in many ways.
Around the Philippines in Small Plates: Fund Raising Dinner for Storm Relief Operations
The Lifestyle Network is thus taking that love for Filipino flavor and cooking up a night to bring together many of its different expressions through Around the Philippines in Small Plates, where Manila’s premiere chefs and establishments are set to gather under one roof to create a most unforgettable dinner menu that distinctly embodies the diversity of the Philippines.
From fresh produce, culinary delicacies, and export products to local arts and crafts, Around the Philippines in Small Plates aims to highlight the creativity of the Filipinos. The event will be held on November 22 (Friday),7PM at the NBC Tent. A ticket worth 1, 500 pesos to the dinner will entitle its holder to a small tasting plate of each dish that is to be served.
Dishes at Around the Philippines in Small Plates will be cooked up by some of today’s biggest names in the local culinary scene, including Lifestyle Network’s FoodPrints’ Chef Sandy Daza, Curiosity Got the Chef’s Chef Sharwin Tee, Chefscapades’ Chef Gene and Gino Gonzalez, Wildflour’s Chef Allen Buhay, Grace Park’s Chef Margarita Fores, Chef Hylton le Roux of Market to Master, Milky Way Café’s Chef J Gamboa, Green Pastures’ Chef Robby Goco, Restaurant 9501’s Chef Myrna Segismundo, Chef Glenda Baretto of Cafe Via Mare, Chef Jessie Sincioco of Chef Jessie’s, Chef Ginny de Guzman of Gustare, Chef Juan Carlos de Terry of Terry’s, and Chef Fernando Aracama of Aracama.
Aside from all these culinary masters, sumptuous dishes will also be served by some of the country’s best establishments, such as La Cocina de Tita Moning, Alavar Seafood Restaurant, Pepita’s Lechon, General’s Lechon, Rico’s Lechon, Discovery Suites, Bizu, Kitchen’s Best, Fog City Creamery and Baby Pat’s breads and pastries; with the official wine partner for the night, Beringer of Happy Living fine Wines, and coffee care of the EDSA Beverage Group.
The dishes to be served at Around the Philippines in Small Plates will be coming from different places all over the country: Ilocos, Davao, Pampanga, Negros, Samar, Bulacan, Zamboanga, Batangas, and many more.
Around the Philippines in Small Plates is a charity event in which 100% of ticket sales will go to the I Can Serve Foundation.
“Around the Philippines in Small Plates” will also be held hand in hand with “Choose Philippines: A Pinoy A-fair,” where products and merchandise that further embody the diverse aesthetic of the Filipino culture will be shown and made available for purchase.
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