Two of my favorite local chefs recently teamed up for an amazing collab at one of my favorite buffet spots in the city. Chef Sau Del Rosario with his iconic and elevated kapampangan dishes and Chef Miko Aspiras that’s famous for his out of the box dessert creations. Their signature dishes will be available at Corniche – the buffet restaurant of Diamond Hotel until July 1.This is Chef Sau’s Crispy Kare-Kare Macadamia – one of his signature dish and is a real crowd pleaser. It’s the rich and luscious kare-kare dish that we all know and love cooked with macadamia nuts as base for the sauce and then you get that whiff of truffle oil. So good specially with a lot of bagoong and rice! Continue reading Filipino Culinary Pride: Chef Sau Del Rosario and Chef Miko Aspiras teams up for a wicked Filipino Food Festival at Corniche – Diamond Hotel
PEPITA’S KITCHEN – You might heard of Dedet Dela Fuente‘s famed lechon degustation. I was lucky enough to experience it twice, two iterations, same indulgence of very good food. The two times that I had that private dining setup I was literally floored of how awesome the food was, both times that meal, that four-hour dinner was the highlight of my year, some of the best dishes that I ever had and with her famous stuffed lechon de leche as the star of the meal. Recently she partnered up with Diamond Hotel to bring the greatest hits of her three degustation / tasting menu to amass one epic spread for the Corniche’s (the hotel’s buffet restaurant) Filipino Food festival.
Her lechon creations have been making buzz both here and abroad where people would line up sometimes even for hours to savor the deliciousness of her stuffed lechon, truly I think she’s already successful in making lechon a true global sensaton. Now you don’t have to order the whole lechon or gather your friends to try her lechon degustation, the popular dishes from her kitchen will be showcased at Corniche. Continue reading Pepita’s Kitchen at Diamond Hotel’s Corniche Buffet Restaurant: Feast from the Filipino Kitchen
Corniche Diamond Hotel is having an American Food and Wine Festival for one week (August 22-29). They brought in Chef Christopher Gallaga, executive chef for Fat Angelo’s Italian & Angelo’s Pizza. This all American feast is set to impress foodies with some of the more famous American food staples. Food that is simple and bold in flavor. Oh yes! Roast US Prime Cut Steaks will be served in the buffet, slow cooked, succulent meat pieces for the meat lovers, with an awesome unapologetic meaty flavor.
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CORNICHE of Diamond Hotel launched a Norwegian Salmon themed buffet with the premise that “one can be healthy and indulgent at the same time”. For the love of its fatty meat and fine texture, I was curious to see the well-loved fish in various permutations so I went there with a very empty stomach, excited to try their succulent spread.
This is their Czech Baked Salmon, an eye candy at their carving station, you’ll be happy to know that it’s as good as it looks. Gorgeous succulent piece of salmon baked til really tender and oozing with all those glorious fatty juices topped with some spices to provide that kick of savory flavor and a bit of spiciness as well. Took a bite and I loved how it was tender and moist then you hit the spice crust and some slaw and it gives a nice tinge of crunch to the bite, hit it with some of their dill sauce and its creamy goodness balances all the flavors, really good!
Corniche of Diamond Hotel features a Cocina Filipina festival by Chef Bruce Lim, They’re highlighting some local dishes infused with international flavors, familiar dishes done with a unique twist.
This is their Sinigang sa Batuan with Grilled Pork Belly; it has a more fruity and distinct taste than your usual sinigang and oh that grilled pork belly, succulent and the fatty bits almost melts in your mouth along with the really nice soup base of bright flavors.
Tried Lobby Lounge of Diamond Hotel recently, got to try some really good comfort food. Good cozy ambiance + chitchat with foodie friends = one awesome dinner.
This is their foie gras macaroon, rich and savory macaroon that got raves from most of us, it’s really good. Continue reading Lobby Lounge: Comfort Food and Awesome Desserts
When we have food trips around the Bonifacio High Street area I can’t help but to notice this seemingly awesome dessert place. I’ve always had my eye at Cake Club. It’s been at my bucket list of go-to restaurants for quite some time now. Last weekend I finally had the chance to try the place and had brunch there.
Finally got the chance to try Corniche at Diamond Hotel last week, Yey! I’ve wanted to try this buffet place for quite some time.(part of my long and growing bucket list of go-to’s) and it was quite timely that they’re having a Malaysian Food Festival and I was more than happy to give it a go.
This is their parmesan cheese and herb crusted salmon. Awesome stuff!
Malaysia offers one of Asia’s finest cuisines with its wide variety of cooking styles and flavors, mainly influenced by its three major races: Malay, Chinese and Indian, as well as the myriad of ethnic groups from its different regions. From September 5-16, experience Malaysian culinary diversity with MakananLazat: A Malaysian Food Festival, highlighting the culinary masterpieces meticulously prepared by guest Malaysian Chef Cheong Yan See of Enderun Colleges.
Prepare for a gastronomic feast and let the culinary adventure begin with a spread of authentic Malay fares at Cornicherestaurant’s lunch and dinner buffet. From the zesty appetizers, flavorful array of mains, to a tempting assortment of desserts, Chef See will ensure that Corniche’s sumptuous buffet with be teeming with Malaysia’s popular dishes. Enjoy the mouth-watering Curry Laksa(Egg Noodles with Coconut Curry Broth), DalchaKambing(Lamb Shank and Lentil Curry), NasiAyam Ipoh (Ipoh Chicken Rice) and KarryIkan(Snapper Fish Curry),andManggadan Sago Gula Melaka (Sago Pudding with Mango and Malaccan Coco-caramel Sauce).