Thursday, September 12, 2019

Duck Day Manila 2019

Leading Manila-based exporter Donny’s Choice––together with Thailand’s biggest duck meat provider BR Group of Companies––has officially brought the latter finest duck brand Dalee to the Philippines. 

On Tuesday, September 10, the brand launch gathered various celebrities, businessmen, and notable media bodies and individuals at Conrad Hotel and Resorts in celebration of Duck Day Manila. They were the first to taste the exquisitely tender and delicious duck meat Dalee is known for. 

During the event, the guests were all feasting their eyes on the specialty duck menu prepared by Pinoy Celebrity Chefs Boy Logro, Rosebud Benitez and Gene Gonzalez as every dish fused with Filipino cuisine had a succulent pink flesh and savory fats. 

Duck Adobo with Guava Confit and Pato Alla Naranja by Chef Gene Gonzalez

Duck Caldereta and Smoked Duck Croquettes by Chef Rosebud Benitez

Duck Fillet Salpicao and Vigan Style Sausage by Chef Boy Logro

Aside from the local chefs, Thai Celebrity Chef Willment Leong also graced the event with his expertise in duck courses. He served a variety of dishes that left the guests in awe and utterly satisfied. 
“We were very excited to bring Dalee in the Philippines and introduce new flavors and new high quality options to Filipino cuisine. We are a nation rich with food inspired by our very own culture and history, but we don’t shy away from fusing these traditional recipes with flavors from other countries, and Dalee’s duck meat will definitely work well with that”, shares Dalee Brand Manager Jessie Contrata. 
(From L-R) Chef Willment Leong, Mr. James Suchaovanich, Ms. Rosanna Suchaovanich (Deputy Ceo), Mr. Joseph Suchaovanich (BR Group Vice Chairman, Managing Director Asia Pacific), Mr. Donny Yeung (Chairman, Yeung Marine Holdings Inc-Donny's Choice), Mr. Gertjan Tomassen, Vice Chairman, Managing Director Europe), Chef Boy Logro, Chef Rosebud Benitez and Mr. Yik Tung Lam 

“We strive to bring only the best for the Filipino taste and inspire beautiful culinary creations that will contribute to the ever-evolving Filipino cuisine,” he added. 
To top off the splendid food plating and tasting, Tawag ng Tanghalan Grand Champion wowed the crowd with an amazing performance along with the Philippine Barangay Folk Dance Troupe. 
Duck Day Manila is only the beginning of a yearly celebration as Donny’s Choice aims to make September 10 as National Duck Day in the Philippines with the official declaration of Office of the President and National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA).
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