A Delicious Duet of Taste: Chef Rolando and Jackie Laudico
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Taal Vista Hotel is celebrating its Diamond Anniversary! To celebrate, they have invited Celebrity Chefs to take over the Café Veranda kitchen and serve their unique spins on popular Filipino dishes to the café’s patrons.
Chefs Rolando and Jackie Laudico: Featured Chefs at Taal Vista Hotel Tagaytay
A Taste for New Tastes
During the weekend culinary celebration, guests and regular patrons was able to sample the flavors and experience the unique artistry of dishes which was dubbed as the Culinary Gems: A Festival of Filipino Flavors Buffet.
3 Kinds of Mango Salad with Tagaytay Mesclun Green, Edible Flowers, Kesong Puti and Fresh Garden Vegetables in Bagoong Vinaigrette
These events was held on select weekends from September 6 and ended last November 23, 2014. The culinary feast was available for lunch buffet from 11:30 AM to 3:00 PM on Saturdays and Sundays, as well as 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM on Saturday evenings.
Frozen Brazo de Mercedes
The event featured a roster of renowned and celebrated chefs:
- Chef and restaurateur Fernando Aracama on September 6 – 7 and 13 – 14, 2014
- Celebrity Chef Sau del Rosario on September 20 – 21 and 27 – 28, 2014
- Former Malacanag Executive Chef Babes Austria on October 4 – 5 and 11 – 12, 2014
- Taal Vista Hotel’s own Executive Chef, Edwin Santos on October 18 – 19 and 25 – 26, 2014
- Asian Food Channel host Chef Bruce Lim on November 1 – 2 and 8 – 9, 2014
- Chef couple Rolando and Jackie Laudico on November 15 – 16 and 22 – 23, 2014
Lumpiang Chorizo and Ubod Cones with Frozen Spicy Vinegar
Power of Two
Famous chef couple Rolando and Jackie Laudico combined their distinct styles and palates for a buffet spread of their own unique takes on classic Filipino dishes. This impressive smorgasbord featured multiple courses of appetizers, main dishes, and dessert pastries that transformed simple filipino recipes into unique culinary creations.
Pork Sinigang in Gabi Puree Topped with Crispy Kangkong
Some of the dishes prepared include appetizers like Tuna Kilawin with Maritangtang Calamansi Emulsion and Pickled Labanos, and Lumpiang Chorizo and Ubod Cones with Frozen Spicy Vinegar.
Slow Roasted Angus Beef Belly Kare Kare
Main dishes like Spicy Crab Sotanghon with Taba ng Langka Sauce, Steamed Fish and Shrimp Mousse Wrapped in Mustasa Greens in Garlic Buro Sauce, and Slow Roasted Angus Beef Belly Kare-kare was also present at the buffet table.
Spicy Crab Sotanghon with Taba ng Talangka Sauce
For dessert, Suman Panacotta Rice Cake with Latik and Fresh Mangoes, Halo-halo Shooters with Carabao’s Milk Sorbet, Tsokolate Oh! with Peanut Butter Mousse, and the Maja Blanca Cheesecake are not to be missed.
Steamed Fish and Shrimp Mousse Wrapped in Mustasa Greens in Garlic Buro Sauce
Only the Laudicos
Renowned chefs Rolando and Jackie Laudico have numerous restaurants under the Chef Laudico Group. They are the powerful culinary force behind popular food establishments that continue to prove the world-class elements of Filipino cuisine.
Suman Panna Cotta Rice Cake with Latik and Fresh Mangoes
Their restaurants include Bistro Filipino, a modern hub where they serve familiar local dishes in a modern way. Patissere Filipino is a shop that serves custom-made chocolate truffles, cakes, and assorted pastries fit for any occasion.
Tsokolate Oh! With Peanut Butter Mousse
They are also behind the popular Guevarra’s, an upscale buffet, that serves the best of what Chef Laudico has to offer and Pugon Roasters their fast food brand, where they offer Laudico dishes at affordable prices for the masses.
Tuna Kilawin with Maritangtang Calamansi Emulsion and Pickled Labanos
Culinary Gems gave foodies a wonderful opportunity to taste something new with our old favorites! Although the event was already finished, you can still visit Café Veranda and experience Filipino Cuisine prepared and supervised by Chef Edwin Santos.
Twice Cooked Duck Adobo
With my Idol Chef Rolando Laudico at Taal Vista Hotel
Taal Vista Hotel is a landmark hotel in Tagaytay City known for its iconic view of Taal Lake and Volcano. For inquiries and reservations, please call +63 (2) 917 8225, +63 (46) 413 1000 or +63 0917 809 1254. Stay connected with Taal Vista Hotel. Visit the website at www.taalvistahotel.com, like the Facebook page and follow the Twitter and Instagram feeds (@taalvistahotel). View the Taal Vista Hotel 75th Anniversary video at http://www.youtube.com/taalvistahotel.