Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila celebrates French National Day C’est Trop Bon for the whole month of July highlighting 210 different types of cheese at Spiral’s L’Epicerie to further enrich the Filipino’s growing adoration for the classic French staple.
Cheese specialist Colin Chandaras will share the fine art of appreciating cheeee from July 6-10, 2016 at lunch and dinner.
Colin has a specialization on cheese and dairy products, having been trained by the master cheesemaker himself, Pascal Beillevarie. He is an official envoy of Fromagerie Beilleverie, sharing his knowledge and expertise on cheese. According to Colin, “What I love about cheese is that you have hundreds of possibilities in its production depending on the season of the year, the taste you’re looking for, and several other factors.”
During C’est Trop Bon media launch, guests were treated with scrumptious lunch at Spiral and sumptuos menu from French Stove like the Beef Tartare, Duck Confit with Lentil Cassoulet, Tartiflette, Pissaladiere, Escargot a la Bourguignonne, chicken Supreme in Foie Gras Sauce and Trumpet Mushroom, Petits Pois a la Francaise, Macaron, and Creme brulee.
Wine and Cheese
Cheese and wine are best when paired. So here are some of the best wine and their tasting notes that goes perfectly good with cheese.
La Moynerie Sur Loire 2014
Should be served with shellfish, crustaces, pickled fish, and aslo receipts besically done with cheese.
Clos Des Verdots – Cotes Bergerac Moelleux 2014
A sweet, well-balanced wine without heaviness. Ideal as an aperitif, with foie gras, chocolate cake, and fruit tarts.
Clavel Le Mas 2013
Intense nose of red fruit, juicy, ripe, spices. Fresh attack, well balanced, crunchy fruit that calls another sip and intense finish.
10 Cheese Recommendation
And what good is the French National day without us sampling the different types of cheese?
Here are cheese specialist’s Colin Chandaras 10 recommendations for dining and wine pairing.
Ossau Iraty AOC
Bleu de Gex
Rouleau de Provence
Fourmette Croix de Chazelle
Here are more of the official photos with guests at C’est Trop Bon Media Launch
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