When was I younger my dad told me, all you need in life are five good friends. If you can count the number of good friends you have with one hand, then you are rich.
When I was planning my birthday party I wanted to thank the people who have done good to me, my husband, and my children through the years. I tried to keep it small, but the number swelled to 70.
I wish I had the budget for 100! But I had to keep the number down because of the cost.
From one long table, it became two.
I always get a warm fuzzy feeling from Margarita Forés’ food. We always get good service and the feeling after that the party was a success.
Bawal ang chafing dish!!
First, I wanted a pizza oven for freshly baked pizza on the spot.
On the buffet were Spaghettini al Burro Pasta Flambé in Parmigiano-Reggiano wheel with a choice of toppings
Handmade Pappardelle with cream truffle mushroom paste
Norwegian salmon baked in salt crust
Batter-fried halibut fillet and chips in cones
Grilled prime ribeye cooked on the spot and served on dul dul salt blocks
Julienned wing beans
Insalata de Cesare, tossed in a Parmigiano-Reggiano wheel
Cebu lechon, and more.
Plus drinks and dessert station with Crepe Millefoglie and cakes by Mara de la Rama and Mrs. Yulo
Photos: Patrick Diokno
(To be continued)