Chaine Manila holds grand diner amical
Gentlemen of all seasons Bailli Delegue National des Philippines Michel Lhuillier with Bailli de Manille Federico Borromeo
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Chaine Manila holds grand diner amical

MY LIPS ARE SEALED...SOMETIMES - Maurice Arcache (The Philippine Star) - April 24, 2019 - 12:00am

The Manila Bailliage of the prestigious Chaîne des Rôtisseurs celebrated its 47th anniversary with a grand diner amical at the brand new, eye-catching Grand Hyatt in Fort Bonifacio.

With the theme, “The Greatest Show on Earth,” inspired by the Hollywood blockbuster film, The Greatest Showman, the event featured a mime, a performer on stilts and a juggler on a unicycle mingling with the guests in the cocktail area, dahlings. A variety of excellent canapés were served, together with a choice of the best Lhuillier Brut Tradition Champagne or a Kir Royale.

(Seated) Eduardo Yap, chef Gene Gonzalez, Dr. Vivina Yrastorza, Amparito Lhuillier, Michel Lhuillier, Federico Borromeo, Jay Labrador Jr., Arnie Del Rosario, Reiner Gloor, Raymond Bariou; (standing) Sanjeeb Gopaldas, Urs Paul Gressly, John Potter, Kensuke Sakai, John Patrick Chan, Laurent Jean Boisdron, Adolfo Martin Gonzalez, Aileen Rhona Dualan, Maria Angelica Bautista

Guests were ushered into the grand ballroom and, once seated, the officers of the Manila Bailliage and the National Bailliage paraded in. Welcome remarks were delivered by the dashing gentleman Freddie Borromeo, followed by the reading of the rules. A minute of silence was observed in honor of longtime Bailliage National officer Dieter Lonishen who passed away recently. Hyatt executive chef Mark Hagan described the six excellent dishes chosen to be served after which vice-chanson de Manille Jay Labrador explained the wines.

Another musical number preceded the dessert — warm chocolate cake with a wild berry flambée topped with white chocolate ice cream. Chaine officers Sanju Gopaldas, Arnie del Rosario and Gene Gonzalez were called in to the show kitchen for a cooking demo. No dessert wines were served, but the guests could have a choice of Cointreau or Eagle Rare -year-old Bourbon, coffee and mignardises.

(Front row) Delcine Sosas, Maria Darlin Ugbinada, Czarina Camus, Dr. Vivina Yrastorza, Amparito Lhuillier, Josephine Borromeo, Helen Del Rosario, Helen Ong, Leah Blanco; (second row) Grace Millan, Jaena Sanchez, Diana Pellerin, Frank Reichenbach, Sarah Cacafranca, David Ackerman, Carlos Rufino, Eduardo Yap, Gene Gonzalez, Michel Lhuillier, Federico Borromeo, Jay Labrador, Jr., Arnie Del Rosario, Reiner Gloor, Raymond Bariou, John Tan, Dennis Lloyd Wright, Antonio Quila; (third row, standing) Nils Sven Rothbarth, Othmar Ober, Sanjeeb Gopaldas, Urs Paul Gressly, Jenethbie Mayol, Kensuke Sakai, John Potter, Diana Enriquez, John Patrick Chan, Lorey Ann Lanorias, Laurent Jean Boisdron, Adolfo Martin Gonzalez, Dr. Ivo John Dualan, Mme. Aileen Rhona Dualan, Maria Angelica Baustista, Johannes Rudolf Hauri, Katherine Roberto, Vicente Mills Jr.

Closing remarks were delivered by the connoisseur Bailli Delegue Michel Lhuillier, after which certificates of appreciation were handed out to the hotel staff. The kitchen and service brigades were also called forward to a hearty round of applause from the diners for a job well done. Pictures of the staff together with the Chaine members followed, and that closed the festivities.

All thanks to the dedicated, helpful and vivacious Josephine Borromeo, no less, palanggas.

Georgina Wilson, Isabelle Daza, Liz Uy, Solenn Heussaff launch Zalora’s summer edit

The___Edit’s Belle Daza, Georgina Wilson and Liz Uy

The fashion heat is on as The___Edit drops its second collection this season. The gorgeous Georgina Wilson, Isabelle Daza, Liz Uy and Solenn Heussaff collaborated with Zalora once more to launch the summer edit, with exciting pieces showcasing trends to suit every occasion in your hot summer calendar. 

Manila’s fashion-philes attended the launch wearing the new collection. The glitzy happening, hosted by Mond Gutierrez, had guests enjoying the sunset session at The Peak at The Grand Hyatt. 

Mic Coson, Jess Madrazo, Leah de Guzaman, Zalora co-founder and CEO Paulo Campos

“The summer edit focuses on looks that reflect The___Edit’s commitment to contemporary style in light fabrics. This season offers a smart-casual style combining smooth satin, light cotton and breezy linen in cool hues reminiscent of the sand, sky, and the sun — setting you up for the season’s sun-soaked garden parties and weekend getaways,” enthused my palangga, the vivacious Leah de Guzman. While also keeping your casual weekday looks as chic as ever. 

Marielle Santos-Po, Cristalle Belo-Pitt, Philip Cu-Unjieng

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