Clear out your calendars—this is a one-night-only event you won’t want to miss.
On Friday, the 25th of March 2022, celebrated French restaurant Metronome will come alive with a whopping 11-course degustation menu, designed and executed by celebrated chefs Miko Calo of Metronome, and Bettina Arguelles of Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila. Following a fiercely successful four-hands dinner at Sofitel last November, the formidable duo comes together to astonish diners once more but this time in partnership with Tatler Dining and at Calo’s home turf, complete with an elegant wine pairing by Metronome’s Alain Borgers.
This tandem of Calo and Arguelles is all but kismet, heralding an exquisite gastronomic feast. Reflecting on their recent partnership, chef Calo recalls “we started with a common experience: we are both French-trained Filipina chefs who worked our way up the ladder, and both worked abroad.” Cohesive yet unique, the chefs skillfully married their personal experiences into one vibrant narrative.
The mouthwatering 11-course degustation they’ve prepared for the upcoming event promises no different. Unabashedly French, the menu features refined dishes like veal tenderloin tartare with sea urchin, a foie gras parfait éclair, and an escargot vol au vent with parmesan foam. Following a “what grows together, goes together” philosophy, the exquisite wine collection is a celebration of France’s wine-growing regions in and of itself, journeying through Champagne, Burgundy, Côtes du Rhône, and the Loire Valley.