Yes, it's that time again when Mandarin Oriental offers a whole new menu in their outlets where I am extremely lucky to be invited to.
This time, The Tivoli gives us something mouthwatering to look forward to.
Manila’s signature fine-dining restaurant brings its famous culinary portfolio of modern European cuisine to new heights as it introduces a delectable a la carte menu with distinctive yet classic twists on everything from starters to desserts. Created by Executive Sous Chef Remi Vercelli, the new French-inspired contemporary menu of fresh, ingredient-driven cuisine proffers selections that are a sensuous treat for both the casual diner and food connoisseur.
In every course, Chef Remi enhances his menu with only the choicest seasonal ingredients, all bursting with flavors that are reminiscent of his many years’ apprenticeship with chef extraordinaire Paul Bocuse.
Escargot persillade in shell.
The regular diners of Tivoli will delight in also finding some of their usual favorite dishes on the menu: The Tivoli’s Signature Salad of lobster, scallop, king prawns and pan-fried foie gras;
Tivoli foie gras terrine and pickled mushrooms salad
Sautéed duck foie gras, asparagus, mango and green papaya chutney
US Beef Tenderloin Rossini with potatoes salardaise -- a classic Tivoli dish
Lamb Rack, my order. I would have been happier with 3 slices. That's how good it is.
Tartare of swordfish "Cesar", pomme pont neuf
Chef Remi outdid himself and we all sported a very happy belly.
A birthday cake came out for Mr. Scott Garceau!
The five men who truly know their good food.
Scott Garceau, Peter Psyk (Director of F and B), Chef Remi Vercelli, Executive Pastry Chef Darren Harding and Jeroen Van Straten. (L-R)
But I am not done yet. Dessert is up next.
Not to be outdone, the mouth-watering desserts created by
Executive Pastry Chef Darren Harding vie for equal attention.
Baked Espresso tart with Baileys Mascarpone ice cream
My ULTIMATE favorite, The Tivoli’s signature dessert, the Strawberry and Basil Dome.
I love messy desserts! This is a dream come true.
Love how my tanzanite ring matches the glass.
I was so happy with the new menu, service and of course, the ambiance that I booked another lunch for my special friends next week. Can't wait!!!