The finest in food, wine, fashion, music and innovation from Italy will arrive at Makati Shangri-La, Manila through Esperienza Italiana, a week-long festival that promises a total sensory experience of the Italian culture.
“This year, Makati Shangri-La, Manila pays tribute to what the Italian heritage has contributed to the world. We are pleased to invite our guests to partake in an authentic Italian experience right here in the grand halls of Makati Shangri-La for our valued guests,” said Alain Borgers, area manager of the Shangri-La Philippine properties and general manager of Makati Shangri-La, Manila.
The celebration will highlight three main events: Aperitivo Italiano, L’Artisan dinner by Michelin-starred Chef Rocco Iannone and “That’s Amore,” an exclusive concert featuring the Manila Symphony Orchestra.
Relive the tradition of an authentic Italian Aperitivo at Sage Bar, where guests can enjoy good food, great wine and excellent company after a long day at work. Enjoy an array of fine Italian wines and spirits, such as Santa Cristina Spumante Classico Brut and Tormaresca Neprica Puglia 2013 (red).
Pair each wine with aperitif, such as Cocchi Americano and Cocchi Spritz. Nibble on savory Italian antipasti, such as Cured Prosciutto Gallioni, Cured Parmigiano Reggiano, Risotto Acquerello with Saffron, Green Asparagus and Italian Sausage, Paccherri in Casserole with Seafood, Spinach and Ricotta, Quiche with Goat Cheese and a variety of Crostinis, among others. Cap off the night with “A Made in Italy” experience as Italian luxury brands Paul & Shark and Piquadro showcase the latest trends on October 23, 2015.
Aperitivo Italiano will be at Sage Bar on October 19, 21 and 23 from 6 to 10 p.m. Tickets are at P1,500++, which includes an antipasti buffet and selected drinks.
Michelin-starred Chef Rocco Iannone will also take you on a gastronomic journey through a five-course dinner entitled “L’Artisan”. A firm believer in natural, unsophisticated cuisine, Chef Rocco is the owner-chef of Pappacarbone on Italy’s Amalfi Coast. Famed for his reinterpretation of traditional Italian cuisine, Chef Rocco puts his own Neapolitan slant on each dish he creates, skillfully blending tradition and modernity using fresh ingredients of the highest quality.
Demonstrating his respect for ingredients, he has created a menu of traditional Italian dishes and light classics exclusively for Makati Shangri-La, Manila. Each dish blooms with flavor when paired with premier estate family wines, including Antinori on October 20, Chiarlo on October 21, Masi Agricola on October 22 and Allegrini on October 23 at Sage Bespoke Grill from 6 to 10:30 p.m. Tickets are at P5,500 (five courses) and P4,500 (four courses).
“I am delighted to create artisan cuisine and work side-by-side with no other than Makati Shangri-La, Manila,” said Chef Rocco.
On October 22 at 7:30 pm, the 30-piece Manila Symphony Orchestra, along with three tenors and one soprano, will transform the Lobby Lounge into a unique Italian musical theatre. Entitled “That’s Amore,” the repertoire consists of contemporary and classic songs illustrating the Italians’ vitality and passion for life. Guests will enjoy pre-show aperitif in the main lobby at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are priced at P1,850++.
For the e-brochure, visit bit.ly/EsperienzaItaliana2015. For inquiries and reservations, please call restaurant reservations at (63 2) 813 8888 or email [email protected]. For more updates, follow Makati Shangri-La, Manila on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram @MakatiShangriLa.