Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Top Chef Paul Qui's dinner at Pino

Top Chef Season 9 (Top Chef: Texas) winner Paul Qui had dinner with his titos & titas (and a few of us fanboys&girls!:P) last night at Pino.Chef Paul with his ninang Celine Libongco and below, with his titos and titas.
With the Libongco girls: me, Dudz, Aia, Matet, Ate Tricia & Elaineand guys: PJ, Kuya Boj and Lac
Pino's very own Chef Edward Bugia prepared a special family-style 12-course dinner for all of the guests! Everyone was raving about the food. Most of these dishes can be ordered off the Pino menu.

Vegans, close your eyes. Hehe.

Freshly Shucked Oysters with Nilasing na Mangga Mignonette

Crispy Tawilis with Salsa Verde

Blue Marlin Ceviche with Coconut Foam

Tuna Tinapa Spring Rolls with Aligue Mayo
Crispy Buffalo Chicken Skin with Bleu Cheese Dip
Portobello Inasal Salad with Fried Kesong Puti, Chicharon and Mango Vinaigrette
Pino's house specialty: Kare-Kareng Bagnet

Baked Prawns with Coco-Bagoong Reduction

Chicken Binakol
Red Wine Adobong Tadyang with Saba Chutney
Leche Flan with Candied Coconut
Dark Chocolate-Yema Cheesecake
 
THE Top Chef with some of Manila's top chefs:
Chef Edward, Chef Sharwin and Chef Him

Now, don't you just wanna join in on this conversation? ;)
 He was so game to pose for photos with everyone! Such a nice guy :)
Below: with Nicole, Giselle, Aia and Jutes
And after dinner, we took him upstairs to check out Pipino and Pino Kitchen Studio!
Congratulations again to Paul for Winning Top Chef Season 9! :)