Gastronomic greats gather for a cause

Prepare your taste buds for a culinary experience like no other. Metro Manila’s finest dining establishments are joining forces for a worthy cause. Globe, in partnership with Facebook online community Fine Dining Club Philippines, proudly introduces the “Gourmet Giving Series: A Fine Dining Thanksgiving Experience for the Hapag Movement.”

This gastronomic initiative is not only a showcase of the culinary expertise from the hottest restaurants in the metro, but it also extends help to Filipino families who are experiencing involuntary hunger. As part of this program, each restaurant partner pledges a portion of their sales to support supplementary feeding and livelihood training initiatives for these families, a charitable way of giving back in these trying times.

La Cabrera’s special menu for the Gourmet Giving Series.

With the holiday season fast approaching, the Gourmet Giving Series upholds the true spirit of Thanksgiving. By combining the essence of gourmet with the compassion of the holiday season, the program encourages customers to partake in an epicurean feast for a noble cause.

According to RG Orense, Globe’s Digital and Social Strategy head, “We believe that engaging with Facebook’s Fine Dining Club Philippines is leveraging the platform’s passion for food to also make a purposeful difference.” Members of Fine Dining Club Philippines will also have access to the exclusive tasting menus in Metro Manila’s premier restaurants.

Participating restaurants are Alegria Manila, The Black Pig, Chef Jessie Rockwell Club, Ember, Flame by Discovery Primea, Gallery by Chele, Helm, La Cabrera, The Test Kitchen, Tiago’s Restaurant, Txoko Asador and Your Local. These restaurants will be offering distinctive menus and exclusive holiday previews.

Yoly Crisanto, chief sustainability and communications officer at Globe, shared her excitement and gratitude for their partners in this endeavor. “Globe is not only a service provider. We are catalysts for change, forging pathways that seamlessly link our customers to opportunities where they can make a genuine difference and leave a lasting impact.”

Through their Gourmet Giving Series, Globe hopes to showcase the best of Filipino cuisine while also making a positive impact in the community. So why not indulge in a delicious meal and help make a difference in the lives of those in need at the same time? It’s a win-win situation for all involved.

By working with The Hapag Movement, Globe is bringing together the fine dining community, social media and philanthropy to create a positive impact in the lives of those in need.

Globe mobile and broadband users who order Hapag Movement sampling menus from 20 to 30 November will receive special surprises.

Through the Gourmet Series, we hope to unlock meaningful, memorable and sought-after dining experiences for our customers with this food offering. By partnering with some of Metro Manila’s premier restaurants, Globe delights customers to dine in their favorite establishments while supporting a movement for social good,” said Darius Delgado, head of Globe’s Consumer Mobile Business.

Sensory delights at La Cabrera

As a proud partner of the Gourmet Giving Series, La Cabrera promises a remarkable culinary journey. Experience the exquisite taste of Argentina at the exclusive La Cabrera in Makati, the only Argentinian dining spot in the Philippines and throughout Asia.

The mains — cuadril and entraña cuts that are not on the regular menu.

Prepare your taste buds for a sensory delight with La Cabrera’s specially crafted menu, available exclusively for this one-day event. Begin your gastronomic adventure with two mouthwatering appetizers: grilled provolone cheese and Creole chorizo sausage. Then, savor a delightful Caesar salad with grilled chicken.

The feast continues with a tantalizing combination of chicken and basil pesto served with penne pasta. And for the pièce de résistance, La Cabrera presents an extraordinary main course featuring the cuadril and entrana cuts — succulent coulotte and skirt parts that are not available on the regular menu. This exclusive treat is reserved only for patrons of the Gourmet Giving Series.

Accompanying the steaks, La Cabrera offers a remarkable array of unlimited warm and cold side dishes. From honeyed garlic in olive oil to a variety of olive tapenade, peas and corn, and marbled potatoes, each side dish is a culinary treasure in itself.

Chocotorta y alfajorcitos (chocolate cookie layers and Argentine buttery cookie sandwich, both with dulce de leche).

As a grand finale, indulge in a decadent dessert that will satisfy your sweet tooth. Creamed chocolate cookie layers infused with dulce de leche will transport you to a realm of bliss. And to complete this exquisite dining experience, savor an Argentine buttery cookie sandwich filled with dulce de leche, leaving you with a taste that lingers long after the meal.

Book a table at La Cabrera in Makati for an unforgettable dining experience that combines the best of Argentina’s flavors with the exclusivity of the Gourmet Giving Series.

Globe expands its support for the Hapag Movement by using exquisite dining to help 500,000 Filipinos at risk of starvation through the Gourmet Giving Series. The event builds on Globe’s Longest Hapag series, which connected World Hunger Day to World Food Day and held several food-driven fundraisers for the Hapag Movement. Since August last year, the Hapag Movement has raised P21.5 million to feed and train nearly 70,000 Filipinos.