Last Wednesday I was invited by Ms. Rowena from Animetric’s World to the Shooting Gallery Studios in Makati where an event hosted by Henessy will be showcased. I wasn’t quite keen on that place so I decided to Waze it first before heading out to Ateneo to attend our Forum and also my class 🙂 hehe. (Side trip first) 🙂
So anyway, When I got there various dishes and appetizers were already being handed out to the guests. These recipes were all coined by top chef’s around the Metro. 🙂 I actually had fun tasting each dish as I went around the venue that night. (Always a foodie, forever a foodie I guess).
As the guest of honor made his debut, entering the venue with its roaring engine, the Hennessy King of the Road whose sleek matte black exteriors and refined gold detail, wowed the crowd. The Hennessy Jeepney was reflective of the emblematic heritage brand that Hennessy has built over the past 250 years, ultimately making its step in embracing local Philippine culture.
Guests enjoyed a curated menu by top chefs JP Anglo of Kafé Batwan, and Jordy Navarra of the soon to open Toyo Eatery, for their urban interpretation of the Filipinos’ favorite local cuisine.
I especially loved their chocolate truffles filled with creamy, moist, rich chocolate on the inside with a mix of our favorite fish sauce (Yes, you read it right: PATIS) but I promise it really complimented the taste of the chocolate balls! 🙂 I couldn’t stop myself from taking a bite of all those delectable sweets! 🙂
Anglo and Navarra prepared their renditions of bar chow, or pulutan,best enjoyed with Hennessy Very Special. Lee Watson, of ABV, crafted special Hennessy cocktails to pair with each of the chef’s masterpieces. These three cocktails also took inspiration from unique Filipino food ingredients which are in line with the Hennessy King of the Road campaign of embracing local culture.
Unfortunately I had to rush and leave early since I still had to attend class in a few minutes so I wasn’t able to witness the Live Art by street artist Egg Fiasco, dubbed as Manila’s Nasty Egg, who was also featured during the night.
He is mostly known for his neo-graffiti types of murals that converge urban art with pop culture, folk arts, comic graphics, toys and tattoo culture. Fiasco unveiled his finished mural for the King of the Road, seeking to recreate Manila’s urban lifestyle, but of course with his own interpretation, harping on retro futuristic images and ambiguous characters.
Hosted by Radio DJ, Joyce Pring, the evening later took off with performances by Curtis Smith, CRWN, BP Valenzuela, Kidthrones and The Diegos.
Leading the way in experiencing Urban Manila, the Hennessy King of the Road will take over Urban Hotspots throughout the metro. Follow the trail of the King of the Road by checking out Hennessy Philippines’ social media pages. Facebook page at facebook.com/HennessyPhilippines and follow them on twitter and Instagram @HennessyPH.