Waterfront Cebu hosts first Disciples D’ Escoffier Dinner in Cebu

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10:37 AM May 15th, 2017

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By: PR, May 15th, 2017 10:37 AM
Chef Philip Golding (center) Founding President of Disciples Escoffier International Asia - Philippines delegation inducts Anders Hallden, General Manager of Waterfront Cebu City Hotel and Casino, as the first member of the Disciples Escoffier in Cebu. At right is Chef Giovanni Sias, the hotel's Corporate Chef. [CDN Photo | Tonee Despojo]

Chef Philip Golding (center) Founding President of Disciples Escoffier International Asia – Philippines delegation inducts Anders Hallden, General Manager of Waterfront Cebu City Hotel and Casino, as the first member of the Disciples Escoffier in Cebu. At right is Chef Giovanni Sias, the hotel’s Corporate Chef. [CDN Photo | Tonee Despojo]

LAST April 7, Waterfront Cebu City Hotel and Casino hosted the first-ever Disciples D’ Escoffier Dinner and Oath Taking Ceremony in Cebu.

Disciples Escoffier is an organization which honors the memory of Auguste Escoffier, Master of the French and International Cuisines. The purpose is to promote the big traditions of cooking and the techniques created by Auguste Escoffier in particular in schools, secondary, superior or Chef professional training, as well as in apprenticeship.

A sumptuous dinner was held at La Gondola which started off with Gensan tuna done in three ways – mousse, seared and chips. Bohol Prawn Bouillabaisse with Shrimp Jelly for the soup, and was followed by Bulalo Risotto with Bone Marrow. For the main event was Premium Australian Lamb Rack, Mint Butter, Bell Pepper and Zucchini Shavings, Layered Polenta and Red Wine Jus. To cap off the meal, Cebu Mango and Chocolate Sphere with Hot Caramel, Calamansi Rum Sauce was served.

The dinner was graced by the Founding President of Disciples de Escoffier International Asia – Philippines Delegation, Chef Philip John Golding, Secretary General Ms. Donna Sheryl Chua, Corporate Chef Giovanni Sias, Executive Chef Linda Hou, General Manager Mr. Anders Hallden. The awarding ceremony for the apprentices who joined the special event took place after the dinner. /PR

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