It was indeed a night of savour as the Grey Goose vodka gave us an astonishing fine dining experience held at the Toyo Eatery, Chino Roces Extension, Makati City, Philippines last September 29, 2016. It featured its classic Grey Goose vodka in various cocktail mixes brought to us by Bacardi Legacy Philippines 2016 winner, Richie Cruz with notably unique Filipino dishes prepared by the master chef, Jordy Navarra.

The team invited distinguished personalities of the industry and media to this wonderful kind of fine dining experience.

exterior_The venue was dressed in minimalistic way with a dominant blue as the color of the brand. Each dining hall was decorated with blue and white rose petals scattered on Grey Goose Vodka bottle on the center table. The guests name was also placed on the table with a cocktail and food menu for each setting.

dining-hall-3-with-projection_One of the establishments dining tables with projected 70s to 90s era music video on walls.

branded-glass_Branding was a dominant feature with even the martini glasses used for cocktails bearing its logo.

bacardi-grey-goose-team_The Bacardi – Grey Goose Team with their own cocktails had their photo taken.

guests_Some food bloggers, media and brand advocates had fun at the photo wall.

chef-jordy-preppin_Chef Jordy and his team preparing sumptous meals for the guests.

richie-preppin_The El Tindero himself preparing cocktails for the guests.

boss-bacardi-speech_Before the dinner started, Mr. Roberto Campos, the head of Bacardi Philippines, gave a warm welcome and proposed a toast to the guests.

strings-peopleWhile the guests were having dinner, a group string people played with their instruments to set the mood.

chef-jordy-dish_One of the pass around appetizers prepared by chef Jordy with a nautical theme of plating.

garden-vegetable-salad-bahay-kubo_This Garden Vegetable Salad was one of the main course on the private dinner party. The ingredients in this dish were the 18 vegetables in the song, “Bahay Kubo”.

cucumber-fizz_Cucumber Fizz was one of the cocktails prepared by Richie Cruz and became a favorite by most of the guests.

dj-paul_Of course, this event will not be complete without the music of DJ Paul whose beats derived from the music of 70s to the 90s era had us all travelling back in time.

It was overall, such a wonderful and one of a kind experience. You got to taste the original dishes from a master chef and cocktails from a world-class mixologist. Looking forward to the next Gastronomique experience.

Au Revoir.