Tuesday, February 20, 2024

Still dazzling at 11: Solaire unveils culinary brilliance with Michelin Star Chefs for an unforgettable epicurean journey

Chef Cristina Bowman

Solaire Resort Entertainment City, the country's leading integrated destination resort, has introduced Michelin Star chefs to the Philippines. In honor of its anniversary month in March, Solaire is pleased to announce the visit of these legendary culinary artists for a memorable culinary experience. Three Michelin Star chefs will serve their trademark dishes at Solaire's restaurants, Finestra, Yakumi, and Red Lantern, from March 13-16. The event will conclude with a spectacular buffet brunch on March 17.

Chef Cristina Bowerman, known for her culinary enthusiasm, improves her profession through the perspective of creativity and innovation. Chef Bowerman, who has a bachelor's degree in culinary arts and a specialization in flavor concentration, moved to Rome to become the Chef Patron at Glass Hostaria, a stronghold of contemporary Italian cuisine, which she has led for seventeen years. She became Italy's only female winner of the prestigious Michelin Star in 2010. Finestra offers a six-course evening showcasing Chef Bowerman's hallmark dishes, beginning with a modern take on vitello tonnato and ending with a classic risotto à la delicious Italian gyoza. Enjoy marbled beef wagyu ribeye with mulberry reduction, celery root terrine, and spicy garlic, oxtail foam. Indulge in a perfect dessert pairing of popcorn and passion fruit dulce de leche, ensuring a perfect finale to your dining experience.

Chef Goh Fukuyama

Chef Goh Fukuyama, who is from Fukuoka, began his career in French cuisine shortly after graduating from high school. In 2002, he unveiled La Maison de la Nature Goh, a quiet and tasteful institution, known for its innovative French-Japanese omakase. This gastronomic refuge received widespread recognition, earning a slot on "Asia's 50 Best Restaurants". With a Michelin star, the restaurant cemented its reputation in the culinary world. At Yakumi, you may enjoy an eight-course evening with delectable delicacies including Foie gras monaka, white asparagus cream Fukinotou Blancmange, and fish with fermented tomato. Experience the delicious flavors of sake-steamed abalone and shiitake mushroom risotto, as well as white fish wrapped in cabbage with the aroma of ARIAKE seaweed,  indulge in the affluent flavors of Kyushu Kuroge Wagyu beef, a spicy crabcurry, and a delightful “white and red” strawberry for dessert. 

Chef Xu Fan

Maestro of Sichuan cuisine, Chef Xu Fan, the visionary behind the Michelin-starred Xujia Cuisine in Chengdu, immersed himself in the art of Sichuan-style cooking back in 1991. Renowned for its excellence, his restaurant has been honored with numerous awards, including "The best50" of China's top 50 restaurants for six consecutive years and the Black Pearl 1 Diamond restaurant for five successive years. Specializing in the bold and vibrant flavors of Szechuan Cuisine, Chef Xu takes charge of the Red Lantern kitchen, curating an exquisite eight-course dinner. Savor on dishes such as deep-fried angus beef tenderloin with a tantalizing sweet and sour, spicy sauce, and homemade chicken ball served in clear chicken soup. Indulge in the rich flavors of wok fried rock lobster with litchi and sweet chili sauce and relish the flavors of steamed star garoupa with sichuan green chili, green peppercorn, and premium soy sauce. Savor the succulent braised USDA beef short ribs with sichuan bean paste, truffles, vegetables, and crispy Girardeau oyster served with ginger sauce. Experience the mastery of freshly crafted dan dan noodles and homemade noodles with minced pork. For dessert, delight on sichuan ice jelly as well as mixed nuts with jelly and brown sugar.

Akihiro Igarashi

Elevate your experiences with thoughtfully curated drinks by certified Sake Samurai and Sake
Master Brewer Akihiro Igarashi and the esteemed Luis de Santos, the first and only Master
Sommelier of Filipino descent. Beyond his role as a Master Sommelier, de Santos thrives as a
prosperous entrepreneur, presently owning multiple bars and restaurants in Las Vegas. Joining them is Max Solano, one of the West Coast’s most respected and creative mixologists and spirits educators for his innovative and versatile creations. His expertise lies in crafting cocktails using fresh, homemade ingredients and premium spirits sourced from around the globe. His talent has earned him acclaim in various media outlets, coupled with three Las Vegas Bartender of the Year awards.

Mixologist Max Solano

“As we celebrate our anniversary, we continue to deliver culinary sensations like no other, this rare opportunity to savor Michelin Star fare in the heart of the Philippines promises to elevate their dining experience to new heights. We would like them to experience a symphony of world-class flavors, by bringing in these three Michelin Star chefs who will artfully craft their own menus to spotlight the distinctiveness of their culinary artistry, “says Sebastian Kellerhoff, Vice President for Culinary.

Master Sommelier Luis de Santos

Book your seats now for an excellent Michelin Star anniversary celebration at Solaire. For details and more information, you may email: restaurantevents@solaireresort.com. You can also check out https://www.solaireresort.com or Solaire’s Facebook and Instagram pages.

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