Chef's Dinner at Aubergine

I’m back in Manila and made it just in time for the Les Toques Blanches dinner. That’s an evening when all the hotel and restaurant chefs get together …this time Aubergine was the host. It was good to see Aubergine’s Hans Shallenberg my former boss and mentor. The kitchen was busy with Chef Norbert Gandler manning his team and desserts by Chef Ernie Babaran. Peachy and I were just so happy to see good old friend Chef Humphrey Navarro up and about and in action again… The dinner was fantastic!…

Discovery Suites’ VP Bobby Horrigan, corporate chef David Pardo de Ayala, Chef Brando Santos (CCA), Chef Peachy Juban (CSB)

Aubergine – Special Chef’s Dinner, May 7, 2008 Menu:

Amuse bouche

Aubergine appetizer delight

Duck foie gras tart with granny smith and Calvados jelly, home smoked Chilean sea bass on truffled beetroot salad with carrot orange foam and fennel pana cotta on tomato relish, accompanied by mesclun greens tossed in raspberry vinaigrette

Essence of duck with duck confit ravioli

Oven roasted Australian quail, stuffed with foie gras and Portobello mushroom, served on pumpkin risotto and balsamic-Curacao glazed grapes

White tomato and Basil sherbet

Trio of grilled US beef tenderloin with Pommery-mustard crust, roasted rack of lamb and braised veal cheek, served with Port wine jus and vegetable-potato galette

Parmesan espuma and melted French Brie cheese on grilled water melon with watercress relish and walnut bread

Gratinated lemon chiboust on strawberries with orange butter sauce, warm chocolate fondue cake and mascarpone-rosemary ice cream


Coffee or Tea




About Pam

Teacher, cook, foodie, wanderlust
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One Response to Chef's Dinner at Aubergine

  1. kassy says:

    soon as i saw the photo the first thing that came up to my mind was that “Oh, its Chef David!” I miss him, He’s such a supportive man 🙂 and of course I MISS YOU and Chef Peachy!

    Im so glad you have a blog CHef!! 😉

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