Your Local is back, this time with its first tasting menu! Interestingly the Legazpi village hot-spot teamed up with Instagram-brand Taste & Tell for their first-ever plated service in-restaurant experience.
Your Local has been a known name on the scene for some time now with some of Manila’s popular chefs taking their turns at the helm. We were happy to see the Tasteless Group of Charles Paw launch Patrick Go as the establishment's new man in the kitchen. From Gochugang and Dandan Eatery, this culinary talent with a flair for Asian fare, is set to revamp the menu at Your Local in the coming months while retaining some all-time favourites.
As his first project with the group, Go and the founders of Taste & Tell curated a fusion 8-course menu for an already sold-out pop-up at the restaurant happening March 31 and April 1. The meal was fusion in all sense of the word: of Asian and non-Asian ingredients and a fusion of diverse culinary backgrounds.
Taste & Tell was started during the pandemic by four industrious sisters looking to hit the ground running during a time when everything seemed to slow down. Mariell, Pamela, Marika, and Trixie Chuateco left their full-time jobs and dedicated their time into building Taste & Tell, which had risen to our radars for being one of the first to introduce sushi bake to the metro. Here, these eager foodies were thrown into the big leagues, working with a professional kitchen and chef like Go for this limited-time-only event–an experience I am sure they’ll never forget.
The fruits of their labour and the stewardship of Go were sweet. The eight-course menu was filled with dreamy ingredients like Hamachi from Japan, salmon from Norway, and wonderfully fresh produce from the Philippines, and even came with three unique cocktails infused with Asian flavours like ginger, lychee and kaffir.
From the moment the amuse-bouche of a crispy rice cracker topped with a succulent bite of pork chashu with truffle cream sauce touched down on the table, the progression of courses and pacing of the meal were smooth.
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