These limited engagement chef collaborations in the metro have blossomed into not just a exciting dining experiences for guests with curiouser palates, wanting more and wanting different from the usual Manila dining scene. They have also been a wonderful culinary and cultural exchange among chefs of different countries, cuisines, philosophies, their bearing different ingredients endemic to their homebase. In Chef Matthew's case, he shares his Western Australian ingredients and the cooking philosophy of Wildflower, his restaurant in Perth that presents a farm-and-forager menu celebrating seasonal local produce, and uniquely basing their offerings on the aboriginal Noongar calendar that revolves on six seasons, when certain wildflowers are in full bloom.
“The most exciting challenge of working with native ingredients is respecting their delicate seasonality, but the rewards are endless, allowing you to forge your own techniques without boundaries,” shares Sartori.
Here's a look at the creations the two chefs showcased on the one night only, 8-course culinary engagement:
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