Solaire Resort & Casino (Solaire) is the Philippine’s premier integrated destination casino resort. It’s a hotel, resort and casino rolled into one beautiful package. I wanted to go to Solaire because I’ve been hearing so many good things about it from fellow bloggers. I finally had the chance to see it when I was invited to the Bloggers Dessert Experience last April 24. In this bloggers’ event, Solaire unveiled the latest summer sweets by their world-class chefs in five of their first-class dining establishments which included Yakumi, Red Lantern, Finestra, Strip and Fresh. I was one of the very first guests to enjoy these sumptuous treats.
Yakumi is Solaire’s signature Japanese restaurant that offers the most intricate and authentic Japanese dishes in the Philippines.
Yakumi is ably manned by Executive Chef Norimasa Kosaka. He was the Japanese Chef de Cuisine of Crown Melbourne Limited, Australia and one of the prided chefs at Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts, India and the One & Only Reethi Rah in Maldives8.
Chef Norimasa showed us his latest summer creations: Wasabi Panna Cotta and Mango & Guyabano Ice Cream.
The traditional panna cotta has milk, sugar and gelatin, but Wasabi Panna Cotta, as the name suggests, includes a special ingredient, wasabi, a spicy Japanese condiment that is often served with sushi.
For someone with a high tolerance for spicy foods like me, I wasn’t really bothered by the addition of wasabi in this panna cotta. The wasabi actually provided a beautiful contrast to the sweet and milky taste of the panna cotta, plus it added drama and interest to the presentation. Lovely! And oh, if you’re wondering if that’s straw on top of the glass, it’s not! That’s white chocolate!
I love tropical fruits, and two of my favorites are ripe mango and guyabano. I also love ice cream, fruit ice cream in particular, so you must understand why I really enjoyed this Mango and Guyabano Ice Cream from Yakumi. The sweet-sour combination of this cold summer treat is perfect for the hot weather.
So, which of the two Japanese desserts do you fancy?
Watch out for Part 2 of our Bloggers Dessert Experience at Solaire.
Solaire Resort & Casino
1 Asean Avenue
Parañaque City 1701
Telephone No: + 63 2 888-8888