A DIFFERENT BEAT
By Roberto Pengson
As befits the nation of seven thousand islands, Filipino cuisine is a smorgasbord of Spanish, Chinese, Malay, Indian, Japanese, American and Arab influences. This rich culinary diversity is at once its brilliance and its fault, for few outsiders can navigate the complexities of the Filipino palate and discover its hidden treasures.
This September, Gastrogig lifts the veil on Filipino cuisine with celebrity chef Roberto Pengson – Founding Partner of The Global Culinary & Hospitality Academy and owner of The Goose Station, Manila’s finest degustation restaurant. For three nights only, Roberto takes us under his wing and lets us in on one of Asia’s best kept secrets.
Inspired by national hero, Dr José Rizal, who was the most prominent advocate for reform in the Philippines during Spanish rule and whose execution ignited the Philippine Revolution, Chef Roberto presents a degustation menu specially prepared to take you on a culinary adventure through the life of this dauntless patriot. Savour the rich history and culture of Filipino cuisine as his story unfolds.