Cucina, the all-day dining restaurant of five-star Marco Polo Ortigas Manila holds “From Palette to Palate” food festival until August 31 this week. It’s worth checking out because of chef Ramon Antonio’s artistic take on food. He sketches the dishes first before creatively interpreting it in the kitchen. The end result is something that will delight the diner with a keen eye.
A sample of the food showcase at Cucina with chef Antonio’s drawing…
The chef-maestro at work…
Mr. Antonio has worked in Michelin-starred restaurants and premier hotels abroad where he has served members of royalty, heads of state and international celebrities.His stay in El Nido more than 10 years ago has opened his eyes to sustainability, and further kindled his
love for the local cuisine.
Aside from the regular offerings of Cucina that regular customers have come to enjoy such as the paella and roasts, check out the well-conceived menu in ‘From Palette to Palate’ which shows a different side of Filipino cuisine. One that celebrates the uniqueness and diversity of the Philippines’ 7,107 islands.
Must-try dishes in the food fest are the adobong Imus, humbang baka sa sioktong, dinengdeng na kabuki, bringheng laming sagar, inun un nga apahap, kaldereta, binakol, and tinumis, to name a few. And oh, the line-up also includes cochinillo (roast suckling pig).
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