Lamonation Cheese and Foie Night

So lucky to have been adopted by this crazy, noisy, super fun foodie group called the Lamonations. The groups’s mantra is “Hindi sumusuko sa hamon ng lamon!”

Friday night’s dinner theme was cheese curated by Manny Torrejon. (He accommodates private dinners, btw. Find him on Facebook. His place is called Manolo’s. Details for reservations here.)

We had lucky THIRTEEN kinds of cheese. Near my end of the table: beer cheese from Germany; blue cheese (na hindi bumenta haha); king’s cheese – loved how it creeps up on you with spice; gouda w truffle; Saint Andre, a French triple-cream cheese, and Parmigiano Reggiano. And over at the other end: Asiago, Pecorino Toscano, Imperial, Idiazabal, Livarot, Port Salut and Tomme de Savoie.

This is how one tray looked when I arrived …

… and how it looked before we left! 

All the cheese we had – available at BRERA on Yakal in Makati.

We were also lucky to have foie gras by Chef Chris Bautista. One was brined in salt, the other a terrine.  For orders, call 09166939101.

Chris Bautista foie gras

For dessert, Vanessa Lagman Ledesma, famous for making crack pie, made a pineapple rum cake. She just makes this for friends (for now!) but for her other delicious creations, check out Red Hot Oven here.

Photo by Teddy Montelibano.

Thanks to THIS by the end of the night everyone was dancing!

What a fun, fun night! Ang saya saya foie!