Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Italian guest chef whips up Italy’s regional dishes at Seda Atria, Iloilo

The delectable traditional dishes of the Italian regions find their way to Iloilo City on March 18 to 20, 2016 with “La Buona Cucina Italiana”, prepared by an Italian chef for Seda Atria at Pison Avenue, San Rafael, Mandurriao. 
APERICENA at Straight Up Bar at Seda Atria
Guest chef Salvatore de Vincentis will be preparing well-loved Italian regional dishes presented in modern, creative ways– a first for Iloilo. These dishes will be as pleasing to the sight as they are to the taste buds as the chef will use only the freshest of ingredients, including famous cheeses and lemons from his country to ensure distinct and authentic Italian flavors. 


The savory dishes will be served the “apericena” way (combination of “aperitif” and “cena” or evening meal) where dishes are in tasting portions in an appetizer buffet. Chef Salvatore will draw from the aromas and flavors of his childhood in Sorrento where he would assist his grandmother and later, restaurateur-uncle, in the kitchen. 

For example, Chef Salvatore’s version of caprese in a glass, consists of a delightful cream with the flavor of fresh mozzarella over a tomato-flavored foam and touched with basil in liquid form. Layered to represent the colors of the Italian flag, the dish teases the palate in just the right amount, encouraging diners to partake of the next item on the buffet and enjoying as much as they could of the special all-Italian selection. 

The apericena with wine buffet dining experience which offers an extraordinary range of cocktail must-haves together with a prime selection of the best Italian wines at Seda Atria will be on March 18 to 19, 2016 at Straight Up bar from 8 p.m. to midnight at P950 nett. 
On the other hand, dinner buffet is on March 18 and 19 from 6 to 10 p.m. at Misto. Lunch buffet is on March 20 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., also at Misto. These buffets cost P850 nett. Kids aged 7 to 12 years old pay P425 nett while it is complimentary for children aged 6 years and below. 

The chef promises, “I always cook with all my heart because diners can sense a chef’s passion in the way the food is presented. I wish for everyone to have a fabulous dining experience. My message is simple: sit, eat, and enjoy!” he says.

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