Bluewater Maribago features chef Sau-A A +A
Friday, September 21, 2012
THE culinary adventure continues with Bluewater Maribago’s third installment of “Northern Exposure 2012: The Best of Manila Restaurants & Chefs Series.” Next stop: Villa Café with Sau del Rosario, one of Manila’s top celebrity chefs and leading experts in northern Filipino cuisine.
From Sept. 28- 30, experience the Kapampangan-inspired dining concept, with a flavorful array of signature appetizers, entrees and delectable desserts from Villa Café, right here in Cebu!
The café embraces the use of regionally sourced ingredients, traditional and contemporary cooking methods with artistic presentation, and it presents a unique dining experience that blends Pampanga flavors with its neighboring influences.
Among the must-try popular restaurant offerings to be prepared by chef Sau and his team, then featured at Bluewater Maribago’s Allegro dining outlet are fern, watermelon and prawn salad, lemongrass escargot with puff pastry, camaru and vegetable spring rolls, bulanglang salmon belly (guava sour soup), lamb chops kaldereta, aligue fried rice, pastel de lengua, duck adobo with boiled egg, and many more!
Selected offerings may vary per lunch or dinner. Check out www.bluewater.com.ph or Bluewater Maribago’s official Facebook page for the menu schedule.
Cooking demo. Culinary students and food afficionados will also have the opportunity to meet Sau in action on Wednesday, Sept. 26, at 2 p.m. There is a participation fee per person, inclusive of the chefs’ cooking demonstration and tasting, photo opportunity, copies of featured recipes and certificates.
About chef Sau. French-trained Sau del Rosario was born and raised in the center of Philippine gastronomy, Pampanga. He took his professional training in Nice, South of France, under the guidance of Michelin chef Christian Plumail of Restaurant L’univers.
Sau took a job in the prestigious three Michelin Restaurant Le Divellec in Paris the following year before moving to China to open Luna in Shanghai.
After two years in Shanghai, Sau took the job as chef de cuisine of the famous Raffles
Chain’s Equinox. In 2005, he heeded the call from Manila and opened M Cafe, Chelsea, Madison Grill, Le Bistro Vert and Toro.
Villa Café in Makati is chef Sau’s latest venture. This Pampango chef is generous to share some of his family’s heirloom recipes.
“I want to promote Filipino cuisine especially the Pampango region where I dwelled so that the next generation would be equally proud of our own cuisine.” (PR)
Published in the Sun.Star Cebu newspaper on September 22, 2012.