According to Google, degustation is the action or an instance of tasting especially in a series of small portions.
I have never been a degustation, tasting, or small plates fanatic. Out of say, ten dishes, I would like about two or three of them.
For a while, I was even a bit traumatized by having to sit through a whole ten to twelve-course dinner. Sometimes I would go somewhere else with friends who were like me, still hungry after the meal.
Then there’s Metiz. My experience has made me a convert as I enjoyed each and every dish. I noticed that Filipino chefs have been killing it lately. If only more foreigners could have a taste of what we have to offer, they too would see what a degustation in the Philippines is like. More impressive than many abroad.
To add to that, chef Stephan Roxas Duhesme is not pure Filipino but half French. Yet, he gives great care and respect to local ingredients, adds his twist on things, and delivers a most delightful and authentic experience.