Gallery by Chele


Despite rather challenging weather conditions, The Ordre Mondial des Gourmets Degustateurs of the Chaine des Rotisseurs held its July event at the newly opened Gallery by Chele. Formerly Vask, the Gallery has combined the outlets of Vask into a larger and more conventional restaurant space occupying the former Champagne lounge […] Read more »

An Oregon Thanksgiving at Grind Bistro

Main-Turkeu Breast stuffed with Chestnuts and House-made Turkey Sausage, Roasted Portobello Mushrooms, Cranberry Caviar, Sweet Potato Purée

The Ordre Mondial’s last event for this year was a dinner at Grind Bistro at the Netpark Building in BGC. The owner/chef, Steven Carl is from Oregon and so conceived an Oregon themed Thanksgiving dinner. Aside from the food, the wine would also come from Oregon with Steven’s wife Cristina, […] Read more »

A Basque Dinner at the Tasting Room

Duck Liver Terrine - Cinnamon - Port Wine Sauce - Apple - Strawberries - Pear - Honey - Spicy Red Wine Jelly

For the final dinner of the year, the Ordre Mondial des Gourmets Degustateurs (OMGD) had a modern Basque dinner at the Tasting Room in City of Dreams. Although a Rhone dinner was originally scheduled, a modern Basque dinner was decided upon after learning that Chef William Mahi who runs the […] Read more »

The Goose Station

Filipiniana Eggs Benedict - Smoked sweet potato, Achara, Davao goat cheese, Pork belly

A feature of many high-end restaurants in Manila these days is the degustation menu, which is the best showcase for the abilities of the chef. Often, these menus don’t just offer riffs on what is available on the a la carte menu, but is designed to show off special ingredients, […] Read more »

Mecha Uma with the Chaine des Rotisseurs

Scallop, Zuke Marinated, Pico de Gallo, Avocado

For the first time since the Chaine des Rotisseurs Manila has had its annual Kaiseki dinner, we decided to have it cooked by a non-Japanese chef. Regular readers will surely note that I’m a big fan of Chef Bruce’s style of cooking and so it was a no-brainer for me […] Read more »

Chaine des Rotisseurs California Wine Classics Dinner at Prince Albert

Gen. Carlos P. Romulo with members of the Chaine des Rotisseurs Manila in the 1970s.

The latest in the Chaine des Rotisseurs Wine Classics dinners organized by the Chaine’s specialist wine group called the Ordre Mondial des Gournmets Degustateurs (OMGD) was the California Wine Classics dinner held at the Intercon’s Prince Albert Rotisserie last October 22. As it was an intimate dinner of only 15, […] Read more »

22 Prime Australia and New Zealand Classics Dinner for the Chaine des Rotisseurs Ordre Mondial

Grilled Baramundi Fillet. Tomato scented Farro, Peppadew Peppers, Picholine Olives and Saffron Broth

Although the event itself is still next week, as one of the organizers of the upcoming Chaine des Rotisseurs Ordre Mondial Australia and New Zealand Wine Classics dinner at Discovery Suites signature steak house, 22 Prime, I was one of those who had to make sure that the food was […] Read more »