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September 09, 2016

THE TABLE by Golden Circle: @ShangrilaHotels Food & Beverage Loyalty Program! (Photo Essay)


September 09, 2016

THE TABLE by Golden Circle: @ShangrilaHotels Food & Beverage Loyalty Program! (Photo Essay)

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What happens when the best Shangri-La Chefs get together to launch a Loyalty Program not only for in-house hotel stays but also for all their dining outlets?

Introducing...THE TABLE by Golden Circle, Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts' new food and beverage loyalty programme that earns non-staying guests points when dining at any Shangri-La, Hotel Jen, or Kerry and Traders restaurant.  

This is good news for all foodies who love to eat in Shangri-La restaurants in Manila. You'll get more rewards, instant indulgences, elite bonus points, and sweeter deals as you dine more at "Shang".

The Table launch was awesome, set in 5 acts featuring the different dining moods--Elegant, Intimate, Upbeat, Chill, and Adventurous--with different food and wine pairing in a Bea Valdes masterfully-designed setting.

Here's a photo essay of the moments we love most from the event... 

ACT 1: INTIMATE

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Basil Espuma Beetroot Cured Salmon--my favorite palate teaser to kick off the night.

 

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Yellow Fin Tuna Tataki set on top of a huge stone with salty soil.

 

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Paired with refreshing Hugo Cocktail made from Champagne with Edelflower.

 

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Love the blanket of flowers hanging above to create an intimate setting for the sweet and concise welcome greeting from Shangri-La's Alain Borgers.

 

ACT 2: ELEGANT

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We were mesmerized by Bea Valdes' art installations to create the elegant mood for this next act.

 

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The food was cooked on the spot and we could eat it fresh from the oven. Everyone was raving about this foie gras burger station featuring...

 

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Sandwich of Foie Gras Terrine, Confit Apple, Candied Nuts...

  

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...paired with Maple & Bacon-infused Manhattan by Raging Bull.

 

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The open space and drama of the setting really set the stage for meaningful conversations and networking with the food community.

 

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Tapas with El Toro Loco Bellota Iberico Ham...

 

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...paired with House Barrel Aged Leyenda Oloroso Bodega M. Gil Luque Sherry.

 

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Was very impressed with Shangri-La's young and dynamic culinary team who served us with a smile throughout the night.

 

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Landscapes and Butterfree.

 

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Every corner was Instagram-worthy and exciting to watch, like this team preparing the mushroom garden.

 

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3 Kinds of Mushrooms with Veuve Clicquot Brut Yellow Olive Soil, Baby Leaves, and Goat Cheese Sphere.

 

ACT 3: CHILL

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The next room was a sit-down setup on a floating stage to give that relaxed, casual-fine dining vibe.

 

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We felt embraced by flowers and the warm smile of each server who changed their outfits to match the act.

 

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The fish course served wrapped in plastic, opened then served on a well-thought bowl setting.

 

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Monk Fish Fillet in Cara Fata, Octopus, Chorizo, Saffron Orzo, Pernod-infused White Wine Sauce.

Loved the elegant white wine sauce over the fresh mahi-mahi on a bed of saffron-infused Orzo pasta...

 

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...paired with Bodega O. Fournier Urban Uco, Torrontes, Cafayate Valley, Argentina.

 

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The conversations that go with the meal are always something I look forward to.

 

ACT 4: ADVENTUROUS

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The next act was something edgy, futuristic, and pushes your sense of excitement for what comes next.

 

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The drama of the lights and the setup set the Adventurous mood.

 

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A long wooden table was presented by the Top Chefs of Shangri-La in the Philippines.

 

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This was my favorite moment of the night, watching all the best chefs cooking, slicing, and serving the food together.

 

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The meat course was awesome! It included:

• Smoked, 48-hour slow cooked Prime US Beef Brisket
Chapon De Bressed braised in Champagne with Root Vegetables
Black Angus Prime Rib marinated with Bourbon & Muscovado
Iberico Pork Pressa in Bomba Rice Crust, Chili & Herbs, Rioja Sauce

 

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The meats were paired with Giorgio Pelissero Piani Barbera d'Alba from Piemonte, Italy.

 

ACT 5: UPBEAT 

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Nobody expected the last stage and we were not prepared for this sweet finale.

 

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The desserts were served on one long lighted table.

 

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We were surprised when the chocolate balls were dropped and smashed!

 

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Different colored Chocolate Balls filled with Mousse & Crumbles.

 

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The Willy Wonka Lollipop Cocktail. Champagne with Lollipop, anyone?

 

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Mushrooms for dessert!

 

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Willy Wonka Hat Surprise 

 

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Lime Tartlet with Crispy Meringue Crumble & Lime Chips. A refreshing favorite--lime within a lime, within a lime.

 

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My favorite--Dark Chocolate Vanilla Ice cream, topped with dried raspberry and golden balls finished with caramel sauce.

  

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Congatulations to Shangri-La for the well-executed and delicious launch of The Table by Golden Circle! BRAVO! (standing ovation)

 

For more info, visit http://www.golden-circle.com/thetable/ and follow the official Instagram feed here: https://www.instagram.com/TheTable/

 

Live an Awesome Life,

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Founder, www.OurAwesomePlanet.com  

Disclosure: Thank you to the awesome communication team of Shangri-La for inviting us to the event! I wrote this article with my biases, opinions, and insights

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