There’s never a bad time for good dinner. And in the middle of the busy holiday season, we at Inquirer RED magazine hosted an intimate get-together with friends and household names in the industry of architecture and interior design at the Raging Bull Chophouse and Bar last Dec. 7. After that stretch of Christmas traffic, it was just great to sit down and take it slow in a place that encouraged friendly chatter and whet our appetites further.
It was humbling to be in the company of greats. Architects Carlo Calma, Ramon Antonio, and Interior Designer Eric Paras were with us; multimedia artist Micaela Benedicto, couple Gec and Anna Go Chia, industry bigwigs Lesley Tan, Edison Go, Ferdie Ong, Hinge Inquirer Publisher and best friend Bea Ledesma dined with us, too.
We all had quite a feast. The dinner started with fresh Caesar Salad topped with pancetta crisps and 63-degree free-range egg, and Caramelized Onion Soup with delicious gruyere crostini, fried shallots, and chives. Guests could choose the meat of their choice from the chopping block, which served tenderloin, rib-eye, and scotch fillet.
We enjoyed picking out the sides; there were Josper-roasted Japanese pumpkin, Charcoal-josper corn on the cob, and even potato gratin with gruyere. Of course, the night didn’t end without a memorable dessert like the Candy Floss Pavlova with passion fruit pulp and mango sorbet. Since this night was all about good design and stylish people, the elaborately made meringue-based dessert, which looked like a humongous cotton ball, was a fitting end.
Inquirer RED Magazine has always been about keeping up with the time’s most sophisticated trends. To spend a night that was all about it—of glitz, of the modern, of the best the city has to offer—it was just a great time to be.