Philippines Gala Festive Dinner
Bailliage of Cébu
Cebu, December 8, 2017
Starry night at the Blu
" the ladies dazzled in their long formal gowns and the gentlemen were style personified in their tuxedos "

The Bailliage celebrated its 25th anniversary Festive Gala Dinner in the Grand Ballroom of the Radisson Blu Hotel.

Always a highlight each year especially so as it starts the festive Christmas season, the event was themed a “Starry night at the Blu”. This was expressed in the magical lighting of the banqueting room.

The Radisson’s kitchen brigade prepared a delectable series of courses designed to thrill every palate.

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‘Crescent Moons’
Tuna tataki with white radish salad
Marlborough Vines Sauvignon Blanc 2016
Marlborough, New Zealand

‘Valleys of Neptune’
Chestnut soup with sea scallop
Ferrari-Carano Chardonay 2012
Sonoma County, California, USA

‘Stellar Splendor’
Deep-sea cod, lentils, Serrano ham, salsa verde
Ferrari-Carano Chardonay 2012
Sonoma County, California, USA

‘Venus and Mars’
Dilmah lychee with rose and almond tea

‘Orion’s Celestial Banquet’
Australian Mulwara grain-fed beef cheek
Brussels sprout purée, walnuts
sweet potato gnocchi, red wine sauce
Vacqueyras ‘Domaine de Longue Toque’ 2014
Rhône, France

‘To the moon and back’
Organic goat’s cheese, black olive candy, pistachio sponge
Château Roc de Calon, Montagne Saint-Emilion 2012
Bordeaux, France

‘Sweet Auroras’
Dark chocolate ginger mousse, lemon meringue
Iced natural Ceylon ginger tea by Dilmah

In the finest traditions of the Bailliage for its Gala events, the ladies dazzled in their long formal gowns and the gentlemen were style personified in their tuxedos.

It certainly was a night of elegant allure and pleasant camaraderie not to mention the gastronomic feast of the first magnitude.

Vive la Chaîne!

Amparito Lhuillier
Bailli