Chef Ariel Manuel of Lolo Dad’s at the Maya Kitchen

Chef Ariel Manuel  of Lolo Dad's

One of the Philippines’ notable chefs, Ariel Manuel of the famed (and recently-closed) Lolo Dad’s, headlines The Maya Kitchen’s cooking demo on June 21, Saturday, 9am-1pm.

In keeping with his philosophy of adhering to ‘Simplicity of Flavors,’ Chef Ariel will whip up the following dishes:

- Salmon Sardine with Fresh Garlic Croutons
- Romaine Caesar Salad
- White Onion Soup
-Shellfish Open Lasagne
- Mediterranean Duck Rice
- Mixed Fresh Fruits with Vanilla Ice Cream, Rock Salt and Extra Virgin Olive Oil

We’re warned not to be fooled by the seemingly simple dishes. The Caesar Salad, for example, comes with a dressing that is cooked and keeps for a week. The onion soup comes with a gruyere topping and for a real knock out flavor, Chef Ariel recommends using French Muscovy duck breasts.

Chef Ariel is an architect by profession but spent all his professional life in the kitchens of the Mandarin Oriental Manila, Shangri-la Hotel Makati, Westin Philippine Plaza and Heritage Hotel.
His very own Lolo Dad’s Cafe was well-received among Manila’s discriminating diners that it deserves to be a culinary landmark. When Lolo Dad’s closed its Malate location recently, people were wondering whether Chef Ariel was hanging up his apron for good. On the contrary, he promises to open another outlet for his creativity soon. We just have to wait and see.

For more information, log on to www.themayakitchen.com or e-mail contactus@themayakitchen.com. Likewise, follow the school on facebook.com/Mayakitchen, twitter.com/TheMayaKitchen1 and instagram.com/themayakitchen1 or visit The Maya Kitchen Culinary Center every Tuesday to Saturday at 8F Liberty Building, 835 A. Arnaiz Avenue (Pasay Road), Makati City or call 8921185 / 892-5011 local 108.

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