NOMA by Rene Redzepi is one of the top restaurants in the world. So when Sous Chef Yannick Van Aeken and Pastry Chef Louise Bannon -- who both worked in NOMA -- visited the country on a quest to savor the best of Philippine flavors, the Manila Food community was abuzz with excitement! :)
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Together with Chef Robby Goco, they hosted a private pop-up dinner for Manila's top chefs, foodies, and food editors in Aleth's Kitchen. The former NOMA chefs were fascinated with Philippine ingredients, and were challenged to use it in a memorable degustation in Makati. :)
The dinner experience was a historic moment because of the cultural foodie exchange between Belgians and Filipinos. And it was also a foodie celebration because Filipino Food and our very own ingredients were getting the attention they rightly deserved by the top chefs in the world.
Here's a photo essay entitled "A Taste of NOMA in Manila" to immortalize the experience...