Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Filipino Culinary Pride at Diamond Hotel

Filipino Culinary Pride, a Filipino Food Festival at Diamond Hotel featuring Chef Sau del Rosario and Chef Miko Aspiras!

Feast on authentic Filipino culinary masterpieces served with unexpected twists and new interpretations by homegrown kitchen superstars Chef Sau del Rosario and Chef Miko Aspiras in a grand celebration at Diamond Hotel Philippines. 
Last week, I had the opportunity to dine at Diamond Hotel for the first time and celebrate Filipino culinary pride with dishes from the two amazing chefs! It was raining hard that evening (and it was crazy traffic everywhere), so the fact that I was stuck at Corniche surrounded by good company and delicious food was pretty epic. You, too, can enjoy their gastronomic creations at the Corniche restaurant, Diamond Hotel, from June 21 to July 1, 2018, for only Php 2,780 nett per person!

Begin your food journey with familiar flavors that are sure to bring many memories. Starring at the food festival are carefully curated dishes by a Filipino celebrity chef who has brought pride and honor to the country for all his accomplishments throughout the years. Appreciating the diversity of Filipino cuisine, Chef Sau del Rosario invested his talent in culinary arts, creating innovative dishes rooted in Filipino food culture. Find your way to the appetizers that will be showcased during the buffet, including Oyster Ceviche, a mouthwatering dish made from Aklan oysters with coconut cream, drizzled with calamansi and sprinkled with homemade chicharon for that added crunch; Maya Maya Mayonesa, a delicate classic favorite made from snapper with aioli, capers, black olives, eggs and spices; and Paku with Kesong Puti and Watermelon, a healthy mix of forest ferns from Pampanga served with palm vinegar and salted egg.  For the showstopper, get ready to give in to these sinfully delicious courses. A must-try is the Crispy Pork Kare-Kare Macadamia which is Chef Sau's signature dish cooked with macadamia nuts and truffle oil. The Sisig Paella is his trophy dish featured at his recent Napa stint that became a blockbuster to many foreigners. And of course, skip the diet for a day and get yourself some Lechon, an attention-drawer and crowd-pleaser in any celebration. Other dishes that will be served are Tamales PampanguenaSinigang Flan, Bangus RellenoLamb Adobo with Garlic Confits and more.


Tamales Pampangueña

Rainbow Ceviche

Prawn Ceviche

Oyster Ceviche

Sinigang Flan

Chicken Galantina Roulade

Assorted Seafood

Ox Tongue with Mushrooms

Salted Egg Yolk Prawn Rebosado


Boneless Chicken Inasal

Sisig Paella

Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao! Luzon is stuffed with buru; Visayas with chili and mango; and Mindanao with Malagos chèvre and cocoa

Duck Adobo

Crispy Pork Kare-Kare Macadamia

Salt Crusted Salmon with Calamansi and Coconut

Young, award-winning Chef Miko Aspiras is taking the dessert buffet spread to a new level of experience. Take a bite of Chef Miko's tempting Mansanas crafted from dulcey-cinnamon mousse and Granny Smith apple compote dipped in red glaze decorated with chocolate leaf and twigs. Strike your fancy with Cherry created from layers of fluffy chocolate sponge, cherry mousse and  cherry chantilly.  Find true bliss in the luscious yet citrusy Mandarin Cheesecake in Graham crust base garnished with fresh orange segments. At the live station, fall in love again with the Diamond Hotel Ensaymada served with Flambéed Morada and Rosella. Chef Miko will also feature other equally irresistible confections such as Dayap in coconut mousse with dayap curd dipped in praline cocos, Keso de Bola MacaronGrape Choux and more.
Grape Choux

Cherry and Mangga

Cherry: layers of chocolate sponge, cherry mousse, and cherry chantilly

Mansanas: dulcey-cinnamon and grandsmith apple compote dipped in red glaze with chocolate leaf and twigs

Keso de Bola Macaron

Mandarin Cheesecake

Dayap: coconut mousse with dayap curd dipped in praline cocos

Diamond Hotel Ensaymada with Flambéed Morada and Rosella

P.S. They have really good butter pecan ice cream too. 

Guests with a minimum spend of Php5,000 at the Corniche lunch or dinner buffet will get a raffle ticket for a chance to win a 2-night stay in Baguio. Plus, spend a minimum of Php20,000 and get a complimentary overnight stay in a Deluxe Room with breakfast for two.  
For reservations, call 528-3000 at loc. 1121. You may also visit www.onlineshopping.diamondhotel.com to purchase vouchers for the food festival at a discounted price (Php 1,900 instead of Php 2,780!!)
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