Last March, it was our pleasure and honor to be invited to the graduation celebration of my second cousin Makee in Chef Jessie at Rockwell Club. She graduated in Assumption College Grade School in Makati with Academic Honors.
Chef Jessie is an elegant dining restaurant that houses the finest in international cuisine. And guess what, our menu for that day was prepared by no less than Chef Jessie herself. By the way, she also runs Le Souffle in The Fort with 3 partners. What a treat it was for a graduation celebration.
There was already a set menu for the graduates and everything was ready to serve the moment we got there.
First to be devoured was Sauteed Mushrooms and Smoked Salmon Salad.
Drizzled in creamy balsamic dressing and served with assorted lettuce. The presentation was really enticing and it kept me salivating. So when our Cioppino was served, I immediately attacked it and realized later on I wasn’t able to take a photo of it.
The tomato based seafood soup stain described how eager I was to down it. It was a bit sour but it was just right for my taste. Next on the menu was our main course that really hit the spot.
Grilled US Black Angus Beef Tenderloin that was really tender and flavorful. The creamy berlinoisse sauce complimented the tiger prawns very well and the mashed potatoes and sauteed vegetables offered a relief from the rich flavors.
Filipino meals aren’t complete without rice. So along with our main course, we also had risotto to go along with it. Must I say this was really delicious and I would highly recommend this dish. There was no guilt trip in my no rice diet because every grain was absolutely worth it especially in this dish.
Surprisingly the meal wasn’t too heavy we had just enough room left for my favorite part of the meal.
I immediately devoured this dessert, it had two of my guilty pleasure – coffee and chocolates. It was really smooth, creamy and it melts in your mouth too. With coffee to go with it, I could not ask for anything more.
But in the fellowship along with this sumptuous feast, we definitely had our fill of how life is supposed to be lived – in love, in hopes, dreams and faith, and in fostering relationships. The Chef Jessie experience was able to make these all happen. 🙂
Chef Jessie at Rockwell Club
Makati City, Philippines