Manila's finest recently flocked together for the grand launch of The Pantry, Dusit Thani Manila's newest all-day dining restaurant. The likes of Ruffa Gutierrez and Isabelle Daza graced the glitzy affair, which was attended by more than 300 influential people including actors, ambassadors, and diplomats.
The guests were treated to a sumptuous weekend brunch of organic, free range fare that ended on a sweet note with a sinful assortment of cakes, pastries, and frozen treats. The Pantry sets itself apart from the rest with its innovative farm-to-fork concept, which make use of locally sourced, fair trade produce and ingredients.
A synergy between the local farmers, where the ingredients are sourced, and The Pantry's chefs and crew takes place to craft the culinary creations that fill the 280-seater restaurant with an assortment of inviting aromas.
A melting pot of extraordinary flavors, one can sample the likes of House-smoked Salmon Flatbread Pizza, Adobo, Soya and Vinegar-braised Pork Belly, Piri-Piri Rotisserie Chicken, Barbecued Lechon Cubano sandwiches, and hot Spanish Churros with rich, silky chocolate sauce. And staying true to every Filipino banquet, at the center of The Pantry is a live Lechon (whole roast pork) pit and carving station.
The Pantry is home to nine global food stations which include a seafood station, brick pizza oven, a Chinese Bao bar, an Indian Tandoor oven, a beverage studio, and a sinfully divine dessert section. A first of its kind, The Pantry also features the Grab & Go, a takeaway counter for people on the go.
"We could not have asked for better support from the community. The Pantry is more than just a restaurant—it is a bionetwork of chefs, farmers, restaurateurs, and guests and we can confidently say that The Pantry is just the beginning. Dusit Thani Manila is poised for great things," said Bruno Cristol, general manager of Dusit Thani Manila.
The Pantry is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.