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Roast bone marrow, lamb sweetbreads, duck ‘ragu’ in Town & Country annual feast


ALICIA Colby Sy, Vernice Songco,Marga Espiritu, Anne Marie Saguil, Emi Jorge

The fabulous Food Affair by Town & Country, co-presented by premium home appliances brand SMEG, was a gastronomic feast held two weeks ago at The Raffles and Fairmont Makati Ballroom. The magazine’s closest supporters feasted on the signature dishes of some of the country’s top chefs.

ANDY Vazquez-Prada, Gerard Henson

“T&C celebrates life at its best, and what better way to do it than with a ballroom packed with an intelligent, interesting, accomplished crowd sharing a meal showcasing some of Manila’s most talented chefs featuring their best dishes,” said editor-in-chief Yvette Fernandez.

Chef J. Gamboa of Cirkulo prepared Roast Bone Marrow served with brioche and beef belly marmalade, and American Kobe Beef Roast with horseradish cream and Pommery mustard.

Luis Gonzalez of Vask served Lamb Sweetbreads with potato puree, and Pintxo of Ahi Tuna on bruschetta with gorgonzola mochi.

Cibo di M’s Margarita Fores prepared Truffle Mushroom Eton mess with prosciutto crisp, and Casa Artusi’s Handmade Garganelli, with duck ragu and Chinese chestnut crumble.

Spectacular desserts

TOM and ClaudiaMeyer of Raffles Fairmont

Guests were also treated to Foie Gras and Gingerbread Terrine with rhubarb jelly, raspberry compote and macarons by Rob and Sunshine Pengson of Goose Station.

Tippi Tambunting of Masseto served Tagliolini with Bottarga and Beef Cheek Ravioli with wine jus, while Bruce Ricketts of Sensei Sushi presented  Hokkaido Oysters with textures of watermelon, mustard seed, tapioca and kimchi, Seared Prawns Agua Chile with tamal colado chorizo and his Salsa de Chirmol with uni and lobster cream.

Didier Derouet and Miko Aspiras of Raffles and Fairmont Hotel came up with 28 spectacular desserts, including assorted macaron cakes and intriguing chocolate potions.

The spectacular ambience of the venue was created by Andy Vazquez-Prada and Toni Parsons.

A silent auction was also held to raise funds for the children’s feeding program of happy2help charity group. SMEG donated a red FAB10 refrigerator. The winning donation was matched by Summit Media.

CHELE Gonzalez, Rob and Sunshine Pengson, Yvette Fernandez, Bruce Ricketts, J. Gamboa, Tippi Tambunting, Miko Aspiras and Didier Derouet

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