Chef Ilan Hall
Top Chef is a popular television show in cable television right now and last season’s winner (Season 2), Ilan Hall, was here in Manila last March 28, 2009. He was joined by two other chefs namely Dale Talde (Top Chef Season 2 contestant) and Roland Laudico (one of Manila’s celebrated chefs). The event was organized by Ayala Malls. We were invited to witness how Ilan Hall and Dale Talde will be creating dishes using ingredients found here in the Philippines. Chef Ronald became the host of the event.
Chef Dale Talde
The event was held at the Trinoma Park (4th level) and with this summer heat, it’s not really conducive to stay there. I wish that they did it inside the mall because we couldn’t see how the the dishes were being cooked. The stage was too high and the video wall was at the right side of the stage where the sun’s rays were directly hitting our eyes. I wish they placed the video wall at the left side of the stage where everyone can see what’s going on. I’m already in front of the stage but I really couldn’t see anything. Good thing, I was able to smell the dishes that they were cooking.
They cooked 3 dishes (2 main dishes and 1 dessert) using local ingredients such as San Miguel Beer, Avocado, Prawns, Crabs, etc… I wasn’t able to see the names of the dishes because like what I’ve mentioned, we couldn’t see the video wall. Just enjoy viewing the delicious dishes below prepared by Chef Ilan and Chef Dale. They really look yummy!