Crowne Plaza Manila Galleria and Holiday Inn Manila Galleria, two iconic hotels in Ortigas Center and part of the InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG), introduce Chef Ingo Oldenburg as their new Executive Chef. Chef Ingo Oldenburg, a native of Berlin, Germany, brings with him over 20 years of experience in working with various upscale restaurants and luxury hotel brands around in Europe, Middle East and Asia.
Chef Ingo will be introducing new flavors and new dishes into the menus of both hotels not only to expand the food choices, but also to create new and memorable dining experience to the guests. He also shared his love for Filipino cuisine mentioning lechon and kinilaw as some of his favorites. There is perhaps no better way to know him better than by trying some of his signature dishes.
Foie Gras Duo
We joined Chef Ingo and our friends from Crowne Plaza Manila Galleria and Holiday Inn Manila Galleria in an intimate 5-course wine dinner to sample some of his culinary specialties. We started of with Foie Gras Duo, a pair of appetizers consisting of (left) Grilled Foie Gras served on a brioche, topped with pomelo and drizzled with balsamic reduction. The other one is Foie Gras Mocha which is cooked panna cotta style and sprinkled with cocoa.
|Pan-Fried Black Cod|
Immediately following is another main dish of Roasted US Tenderloin which is served medium-well together with buttered mashed potato, baby carrots and fava beans. The meat was tender and moist, easy to the bite. The taste is enhanced by the port wine sauce which is mildly sweet and rich in meat and herb flavors. The baby carrots were soft and sweet, and so were the fava beans. This went well with the 2009 vintage Ramón Bilbao Crianza, a red-wine originating from Rioja Alta wine region of Haro, La Rioja, Spain.
|Strawberry Meringue Mille Feuille and Gelato|
It was a wonderful dinner spent with friends and colleagues in the hospitality industry. We are extremely thankful for the opportunity to sample the culinary creations of Chef Ingo Oldenburg. Vielen Dank für ein wunderbares kulinarisches Erlebnis!
Be one of the first to try Chef Ingo’s specialty dishes when you visit Crowne Plaza Manila Galleria and Holiday Inn Manila Galleria. For inquiries and reservations, you can call +63 (02) 633-7222 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
|Crowne Plaza Manila Galleria
Ortigas Aveenue corner ADB Avenue
Ortigas Center, Quezon City
Contact Number: +63 (02) 633-7222
|Holiday Inn Manila Galleria
One Asian Development Bank Avenue
Ortigas Center, Pasig City
Contact Number: +63 (02) 633-7111