A delicious Italian odyssey await guests in Old Manila at The Pen
Updated: 6 days ago
The first Italian to be appointed Chef de Cuisine of Old Manila, Calabrian-born Chef Nicolino promises to take dinner guests on a journey through five unique Italian wineries in this highly-anticipated dinner
Assaggio in Italian means “taste” in English, and on March 28, 2023 lovers of alta cucina Italiana will definitely want a taste of the degustation menu that Old Manila’s Chef de Cuisine Domenico Nicolino is preparing for his Assaggio Italiano Wine Dinner.
Chef Nicolino will be pairing with a delicious five-course degustation menu – or menu degustazione as he calls it – that will highlight the varieties of flavours and textures that Italian cuisine is famous for.
Check out their fabulous selection of dish and wine pairing menu below:
Tartare di Tonno ai Capperi e Olive
(Tuna Tartare, kalamata olives, caperberries) Ruggeri ‘Giall'Oro’ Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore Extra Dry, Veneto NV
(Italian-style milk-fed and slow-cooked veal, “tonnato sauce,” cured egg yolk)
Bastianich ‘Refosco,’ Colli Orientali del Friuli, Friuli-Venezia Giulia 2012
Tortelli di Ossobuco allo Zafferano
(Slow-braised ossobuco tortelli, Parmesan fondue, saffron)
Giacomo Fenocchio Freisa, Langhe, Piemonte 2014
Filetto di Sgombro con Fregola e Frutti di Mare (Pan-seared mackerel, sardinian fregola, lobster bisque shellfish)
Alois Lageder Gewürztraminer, Südtirol - Alto Adige, Trentino-Alto Adige 2014
(Deconstructed tiramisu, mascarpone, coffee custard)
Pelissero Moscato D’asti, Piemonte NV
Old Manila’s Chef de Cuisine Domenico Nicolino five-course Assaggio Italiano Wine Dinner menu degustazione is priced at P8,000 per person (inclusive of taxes).
For more information and table reservations, please call The Peninsula Manila at +63 2 8887 2888 (ext. 6691 or 6694 for Restaurant Reservations) or email email@example.com.
Open daily except Sundays:
Monday to Friday
Lunch 11:30 am to 2:30 pm
Monday to Saturday
Dinner 6:30 pm to 11:00 pm