Food shorts: Charity dinner, Boracay fine dining


Posted at Nov 08 2012 11:46 PM | Updated as of Nov 09 2012 06:44 PM

MANILA, Philippines – Here are some new products, events and announcements that may make food lovers happy.

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Charity dinner

Cable channel Lifestyle Network will throw a charity dinner event titled “Around the World in Small Plates” to benefit the I Can Serve Foundation at the Rockwell Tent on November 9 at 6-10 p.m.

With the collaboration of the country’s top chefs and Lifestyle Network’s own chefs, the channel intends to create a menu showcasing the different cuisines of the world while highlighting our very own.

Different restaurants and hotels as well as international and homegrown chefs will join this event such as Claude Tayag of Bale Dutung, Romy Dorotan and Amy Besa of Purple Yam, Walter Manzke and Allen Buhay of Wildflour Café and Bakery, Him Uy de Baron of Nomama, J Gamboa and Chef Watee of Azuthai, Cyrille Soenen of Impressions, Ed Quimson of M Catering and Fine Foods, Christine Marie Sumera of Brasserie Cicou, Stephanie Zubiri of Atelier 317, JJ Yulo and Namee Jorolan of Pinoy Eats World, Marc Chalopin of Ducasse Institute Philippines and Enderun Colleges, Christopher Chai of Summer Palace, Carlo Miguel of Opus, Pepita’s Lechon, Gustare, Fog City Creamery, Carmen's Best Ice Cream, Philippine Wine Merchants, Global Beer exchange, TWG Tea, Little Miss OC’s Kitchen, Big Glory Bay Salmon and Seafood Company as well as Lifestyle Network’s own chefs, Gene and Gino Gonzales of “Chefscapades,” Sharwin Tee of “Curiosity Got the Chef” and Sabrina Artadi of “Sabrina’s Kitchen.”

For more information, visit the channel’s Facebook page.

Dinner in Boracay

Reserve that one special night in Boracay to indulge in the award-winning contemporary coastal cuisine of Indigo Restaurant at Discovery Shores.

Each of the top ten tables at the dinner-only venue are carefully arranged by the beachfront, offering every guest the luxury of quiet and private elegance. The dining area seats up to 30 persons only.

Start off with a Basil Caesar Salad and the cognac laced Lobster Bisque with crème fraîche and fresh herbs.

For the main course, choose between the Black Pepper Chilean Sea Bass, Spiced Pepper Crusted Tuna Steak or Aromatic Jumbo Shrimps with gingered pumpkin puree with browned butter and skinless pumpkin seeds. Meat lovers can go for Rib Eye with Polenta or the Duck Confit with housemade “pommery” mustard fettuccine and wilted watercress.

End the meal with a Chocolate Marquise with pistachios and crème anglaise, washed down with refreshing Strawberry Lychee Iced Tea.

Indigo has been twice-listed in Philippine Tatler’s Best Restaurants List, and is included in the Miele Guide’s Asia’s Best Restaurants.

Sugarleaf’s new dish

To celebrate its first anniversary, Sugarleaf partners Rman and Jeren Lorenzo and Gina Yambot collaborated on creating dishes utilizing grass fed beef, organic pork and free range chicken served with organic rice to go with its soups and salads.

“We’re very happy to expand our product line with rice meals which our loyal customers have been clamouring for. We will endeavour to develop more dishes which nourish as well as please the palate,” they said.
Sugarleaf is located at the G/F Health Cube Building along Wilson Street in San Juan, while its Makati branch is located at the MEDICard Lifestyle Center in Urdaneta Village.

Sugarleaf Makati is now open until 10 p.m. from Monday to Saturday. The two Sugarleaf branches have also launched the Happy Healthy Hour where most items from its all-day dining menu will be offered at 20% off.