Dusit Thani Manila joins the whole nation in celebrating the Philippines’ 112th Independence through another momentously delectable event entitled “PHILIPPINE CUISINE: Looking Back… Looking Forward”, which will showcase a week-long ensemble of proudly Filipino gastronomy, talent, arts and handicrafts.
As the Basix All-Day Dining Restaurant looks back once more in the rich vibrance of the Philippine’s long list of enjoyable pride, it looks forward as it sets on the table the original rendition of Filipino gastronomic ensemble by guest chef Stephanie Zubiri from June 7-12, 2010 for Buffet Lunch and Dinner.
Stephanie Zubiri has a remarkable background in the culinary arts with an extensive training at Le Cordon Bleu in Paris, partook as a guest chef at Restaurant 12 and ventured into Modern Epicurean Kitchen (MEK), her own growing culinary learning institution and catering business. Stephanie is likewise active in the press scene, as a contributing food writer for Dine Asia, Lifestyle Asia, and Rogue. As Founder, Executive Chef and Managing Director of MEK, her goal is parallel to the fundamental Epicurean philosophy – to enjoy and appreciate simple pleasures in life such as satisfyingly good food and drinks.
“We believe in this young, vivacious blood whose passion for good food just overflows. Basix celebrates Independence Day annually but for this year’s Filipino Food Festival, we want something new to offer to our loyal diners. With Stephanie’s innovation and fondness to providing an original culinary adventure to her diners, she is without a doubt the perfect candidate to bring in that new fresh flavor to Basix”, shares Gilbert Uy, director of food and beverage.
Chef Stephanie lines up an excitingly innovative way of paying tribute to traditional Filipino cuisine with her own avant-garde gastronomic creations. These dishes exhibit traditional Filipino origins, at the same time carry her personal touch of modernism.
Guests are invited to try out her fine selection of scrumptious delights which include Albondigas (Chorizo, Cashew and Pork Albondigas in Tomato Sauce), Balsamic Beef Adobo (Beef Adobo Cooked Using Balsamic Vinegar), Bicol Express Chicken (Bicol Express Broiled Thigh Chicken Fillet), Lechon Kawali (Lechon Kawali with Soy, Mustard and Tarragon Vinaigrette), Moules Frites Filipino Way (Fried Potatoes and New Zealand Mussels Sautéed with Rice Wine and Soy Sauce), New Style Pancit, Piniritong Corned Beef, Salmon Kinilaw (Salmon “sour-cooked” in Vinegar), Sinigang Bouillabaisse, Shrimp Cocktail, Coconut-Tanglad Panna Cotta (Coconut-Tanglad Panna Cotta with Red Berry Coulis), and Lavender Turon.
Also available in the appetizing buffet for the guests’ enjoyment are traditional Filipino favorites amidst an array of international dishes, free-flowing sodas, juices and wines, and delectable flavors of ice cream from Arce Dairy, a household name in the local ice cream industry. Not to be missed out are native delicacies such as puto bumbong and bibingka, which are also available for a la carte orders during merienda time.
Guests would surely have a ball with the number of prizes to be raffled away. Lucky diners may get a chance to grabbing roundtrip tickets for two to Davao, courtesy of Cebu Pacific Air. The escapade is completed with superb accommodations and free transfers for three days and two nights at the Samal House of Pearl Farm Davao.
Attendees of the week-long festivities are also in for a spectacular treat of local talent and artistry. The Dusit Thani Manila Dance Troupe, consisting of employees from the Food and Beverage division will showcase their dancing prowess as they perform a refreshing rendition of traditional Filipino and modern dances on June 7, 630pm..
All guests are also invited to marvel at the gallery display of Kultura Filipino featuring the daily live demonstration of Cigar Rolling and Embroidery.
The Basix All Day Dining Restaurant’s Filipino Food Festival dubbed as Philippine Cuisine: Looking Back… Looking Forward will run from June 7-12, 2010 with the same regular buffet price of Php 1150net for lunch and P 1299net for dinner.
For inquiries and reservations, please call 867 3333 or e-mail
Ms. Danelle Ruth Palang
Senior Public Relations and Events Manager
Tel: +63 (2) 867 3333 ext. 3253