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Goat Cheese and Crab Tart, Truffle Risotto—Old Manila Series continues

Chef de Cuisine Allan Briones creates five-course dinner
around the wines of Spottswoode Estate Vineyard & Winery

Old Manila Chef de Cuisine Allan Briones

The 2021 Old Manila Wine Dinner Series continues with Old Manila Chef de Cuisine Allan Briones creating what should be a memorable five-course degustation menu paired with wines from Spottswoode Estate Vineyard & Winery on March 17 at The Peninsula Manila’s signature fine dining restaurant Old Manila.

Price per person is P12,000, inclusive of taxes.

This will be the second time this year that Briones is collaborating with an award-winning vineyard and winery, and creating a dinner around grapes. He and his culinary team will prepare a summer meal using fresh seasonal ingredients that highlight the culinary strengths of Old Manila’s culinary team.

During the five-course dinner, select fine wines and Champagnes will be paired with each course. Guests will also have the opportunity to “meet” Spottwoode Estate president and CEO Beth Novak Milliken who will be streaming live from Napa Valley, as well as Chef Allan and his team to answer questions about the wines and the dishes. The menu is reflective of Old Manila’s attitude, culinary innovation, and support of local businesses.

Among the dishes is  Goats Cheese and Crab Tart which uses artisanal goat cheese crafted in Butuan and crabs harvested from the waters off the coast of Sulu. Also on the menu are Primavera Truffle Risotto, Mediterranean Dry-aged Lamb Burger on a Rosemary Brioche, Wagyu Parmentier with Potato Textures, and Dark Chocolate and Orange Crémeux.

The Old Manila Wine Dinner Series’ mission is to celebrate, nurture and honor Filipino talent in collaboration with world-renowned winemakers, making food culture more delicious, diverse, and even sustainable for everyone. It is also a “performance space” for guest chefs whose talents are evidenced by national or regional reputation and use of high quality, seasonal, and/or local ingredients.

The dinner on Wednesday, March 17, at 6:30 pm in Old Manila of The Peninsula Manila requires pre-paid reservations as there is very limited seating.

For inquiries and orders, call +63 (2) 8887 2888 (trunk line), +63 2 8887 5747 (The Peninsula Boutique), email [email protected] or through PenChat, The Peninsula Manila’s 24-hour e-concierge by using this link: https://bit.ly/PenChatFacebook.

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