A fine gastronomic adventure awaits diners at Discovery Suites’ Multi-Awarded Flagship Restaurant, 22 Prime. Guests are invited to enjoy the impressive Tasting Notes, 7-course degustation and wine pairing menu carefully curated to bring a one-of-a-kind experience.
The title Tasting Notes originated from the thought of tasting dishes carefully crafted at the chef’s table and tasting wine. In addition to its name, the concept behind the new offer came from marrying the two renowned culinary activities—degustation and wine pairing.
Executive Chef Gerwin Bailon lived up to this challenge with the help of Resident Sommelier Giolo “Gio” Racelis. As Chef Gerwin was tasked to carefully craft several highlight dishes with selected ingredients and bring out each flavor with special culinary techniques, Gio, on the other hand, was tasked to pair each featured dish with a glass of aromatic wine.
About the Chef
Hailing from the province of Isabela, Executive Chef Gerwin Bailon boasts culinary more than 10 years of culinary expertise, starting from the humble kitchen of his grandmother since he was a kid. Through his unparalleled dedication and passion, he took a leap overseas, training from different master chefs from different international hotel chains in Middle East. He focused on being a jack of trades and dedicated to learn the art of international cuisine. After years of extensive experience, he made his way back to the Philippines in 2014, and took the helm of Discovery Suites and Discovery Country Suites as Executive Chef.
About the Sommelier
With over 12 years of experience in the beverage industry, it has always been Gio’s passion to change the way people perceive drinks and refreshments. In 2016 he joined the Philippines Sommelier Competition which inspired him to further expand his knowledge in the beverage industry, specifically for wines. It was also in the same year where he got his Wine and Spirits Education Trust (WSET) Level 2 Award in Wines and Spirits. Currently, he is Discovery Suites’ Assistant Food and Beverage Manager, and Resident Sommelier, still doing what he does best—a storyteller for beverages.
The duo came up with the following featured pairings: Sous Vide Octopus paired with Parker Coonawarra Estate ‘Favorite Son’ Chardonnay; Black Bean Soup paired with Parker Coonawarra Aromatics Chardonnay Pan Roasted Mahi Mahi paired with Parker Coonawarra Estate ‘Favorite Son’ Cabernet Sauvignon; and Braised Short Ribs paired with Parker Coonawarra Estate ‘Interloper’ Cabernet Malbec.
Tasting notes is now available at 22 Prime from 11:00 AM to 11:00 PM for a minimum of 10 persons. Prices start at PHP 2,500 nett for degustation, and PHP 3,500 nett for degustation and wine. Prior reservation is required.
Discovery Suites Manila, Philippines is located along 25 ADB Avenue Ortigas Center, Pasig City. For inquiries and reservations, call (+632) 7719-8888, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit http://www.discoverysuites.com.