Project Wheelchair Charity Dinner: an event full of heart and amazing food

We joined the Project Wheelchair 12-Course Degustastation dinner event this November 18 at the Champagne Room, Manila Hotel.

It was truly a treat. Not only did we enjoy the open bar that’s sponsored by YATS Wine Cellar and Destileria Limtuaco, but we also enjoyed a special feast prepared by some of the best chefs in the country.

Sherwin Tee prepared the Savory Rice Krispie Treat, Fish Sauce Caramel and Pork Floss.

Tastes like rice krispies with sweet floss. Interesting amuse bouche to start the event.

The next was Happy Ongpauco-Tiu’s Crab Aligue Creme Brulee in Egg Shells.

Good presentation: Originally thought it was Uni flan so the guess was pretty close.

The next was Jules and Cello Templo Strawberry Stracciatella.

Homemade buffalo stracciatella cheese with balsamic creme, strawberries, basil and evo. Tastes like buffalo cheese with a hint of sweets. The olive oil here is strong.

Ham chowder: tastes as good as it looks

It came with this chicharon which was very crunchy and delicious.

Shrimp roll in sili labuyo sauce by Lawrence Cua. Buttered roll loaded with spicy shrimp.

Loved this dish! It was hot and nice.

Pomelo salad by Bettina Osmena

This was pretty special: tastes very seafoody. Seafood lumpia in squid ink wrapper with sweet garlic sauce, aligue, and crushed nuts.

Something different. I enjoyed this dish.

Chicken Inasal with Fried Rice by Rommel Hinlo. Better appreciated by foreigners.

One of my favorites, Open Waterspinach Raviolo with salted red egg, etag, kabute mushroom and bulaklak ng kalabasa, smoked kesong puti cream by Margarita Flores

The 6-Hour Cooked Short Ribs with roasted bone marrow, miso sweet potato, pumpkin puree and house pickles by Ed Bugia

Truffle Rice Stuffed Lechon by Dedet dela Fuente. The best dish of the night!

Brazo by Pixie Sevilla

Ube Sansrival and Green Tea Cheesecake by Roselyn Tiangco-Siapno

Overall, great event. It’s heartwarming to be seranaded by talented singers while eating one delicious dish after another. At php 4,000 per person, you not only enjoy the evening, but you’re part of helping the donation of 203 wheelchairs.

Kudos to the organizers for a spectacular event! Hope we can get a slot next year again!

About Bonita

I'm a forgetful person. But I think a lot. Every day, a lot of thoughts enter my head. That's why this blog came to be: first, to keep my memories alive through the years, and two, to actually see how I and my thoughts have changed. Please note that I seldom draft or edit my posts. Sometimes, if I'm not careful, I offend some of you, my readers. And while I apologize for making you feel uncomfortable, I am not sorry for being honest or for making well-intentioned mistakes. I will however be the first to admit if I change my mind. Hence, do read and proceed with caution. My life is as colorful and as boring as you make it. I complain many days, but offer some encouragement in others. Life is fluid, it changes. So keep the positives and throw away the negatives, and I do hope that at the end of the day, you will enjoy reading the blog and leaving comments here and there if my posts touches you. Happy reading!
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