Chef Bruce Ricketts of Sensei Sushi & Mecha Uma won Manila's Best Emerging Talent!
I'm happy that my favorites--Chef Robby Goco, Chef Bruce Ricketts, Chef Antonio Escalante, Café Juanita, Gino's Pizza, and Blackbird--all won in the 2014 Manila's Best Restaurant Awards!
On the down side, some were disappointed at the block voting for an entire restaurant group. Also, since the judges could just vote for the restaurants they have tried, only the old restaurant favorites won the awards.
Nevertheless, the awards are very meaningful since they are voted by peers in the industry.
Congratulations to all the winners in the Manila's Best 2014 Awards!
And the BEST Restaurants (✓) in Manila in 2014 are... (My votes marked with ✮)