Date: February 26, 2019

Venue: 9/F Raffles Makati, 1 Raffles Drive

Location: Makati Ave. Makati City

Dear friends, 

Our first OMGD event for 2019 takes us to Provence, the storied, picturesque, carefree and fanciful southeastern corner of France.  Nestled between the warm Mediterranean and the Alps and Pyrenees, the geography of Provence is characterized by plenty of sunshine and access to seafood and olives, which in turn has brought us such culinary delights as aioli, bouillabaisse, daube, tapenade, socca and ratatouille.

Our introduction to the wonders of Provencal cuisine begins with sunset cocktails at the Mireio Terrace where the bartenders of Raffles hotel will be serving glasses of Cosmopolite – a signature cocktail based on Provence’s iconic anise and licorice flavored liqueur - with pass-around hors d’ouvres of tapenade and eggplant caviar with crostini, and pissaladière.

Mireio’s Chef Herve Clair, who hails from Provence, has come up with a mouth-watering dinner menu to be served at 7:30pm at the private Raffles Salon adjacent to the restaurant:

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Blue fin tuna tartar and goat cheese, zucchini cannelloni, fresh tomato juice, roasted pine nuts


Ibérico ham, free range soft boiled egg, green peas velouté


Pan seared red snapper, fish soup émulsion, south French vegetables tian, aioli crostini,

with a side of saffron clams risotto


Australian beef tenderloin, anchovies, potato gratin and kalamata black olives jus


Pistachio and olive oil cake, lemon mousse And Grand Marnier Ice Cream

Coffee or Tea

To pair with these dishes, we shall be imbibing wines that come from Provence as well:

Côtes de Provence - Les Genêts 2014 (white)


Côtes de Provence – R Roubine 2016 (rose)


Domaine Tempier Bandol Cuvée Classique 2013

Due to space constraints of the Raffles Salon, we can only accommodate an absolute maximum of 30 guests, so please reserve early and send your payment on/before February 21, 2019. Please note that we can only guarantee slots of those with paid reservations.

Brotherly yours,

Arnie del Rosario / Jay Labrador / Sanju Gopaldas

P.S.      Please send your check/s to Unit 2-C Herrera Tower, #98 V.A. Rufino Street, Salcedo Village, Makati