Be intoxicated with nothing but sublime food and flavors

Good times always call for a good bottle of wine. It never misses any feast. From ancient parties led by Greek god Dionysius to a modern yet simple romantic dinner, wine has proven throughout the years that no matter what we are celebrating, having a red or white in a glass keeps everyone in a jolly spirit, even in a time of a pandemic.

That is what the Peninsula Manila aims to serve to Filipino diners with its 2021 Old Manila Dinner Series. Featuring Old Manila Chef de Cuisine Allan Briones’ lovely five-course degustation menu, the dining experience is paired with wines from Spottswoode Estate Vineyard & Winery, happening on Wednesday, March 17, 2021, at the hotel’s signature fine dining restaurant Old Manila. 

Old Manila Chef de Cuisine Allan Briones

This will be the second time this year that Chef Allan is collaborating with an award-winning vineyard and winery, and creating a dinner around the fruit of the grape. He and his culinary team will prepare a summer meal using fresh seasonal ingredients that highlight the culinary strengths of Old Manila’s team.

During the five-course dinner, select fine wines and champagnes will be paired with each course. Guests will also have the unique opportunity to “meet” Spottwoode estate president and CEO Beth Novak Milliken who will be streaming live from Napa Valley, as well as Chef Allan and his team and ask questions about the wines and dishes they will be enjoying.

The menu is reflective of Old Manila’s attitude, culinary innovation, and support of local businesses, which includes dishes such as a Goats Cheese and Crab Tart which uses artisanal goats cheese crafted in Butuan and crabs harvested from the waters off the coast of Sulu. Also on the menu, a Primavera Truffle Risotto, Mediterranean Dry-aged Lamb Burger on a Rosemary Brioche, Wagyu Parmentier with Potato Textures, and Dark Chocolate and Orange Crémeux.

Spottwoode wine

The Old Manila Wine Dinner Series’ mission is to celebrate, nurture and honor Filipino talent in collaboration with world-renowned winemakers, making food culture more delicious, diverse, and even sustainable for everyone. It is also a “performance space” for guest chefs whose talents are evidenced by national or regional reputation and use of high quality, seasonal, and/or local ingredients.

The dinner will start by 6:30 p.m. Pre-paid reservations are required as there is very limited seating. Price per person is P12,000.

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Source: Manila Bulletin (