|Alain in the foreground in blue with a bunch of happy gourmands|
Note that this is my second lechon degustation in a week's time. The first was last Saturday at Aleth's with Greek Chef Anthony (with Kat and Jemgie). Yes, I know gluttony is a sin but it's hard to resist an invite to a lechon degustation.
Anyway, Hayop na Degustation is Dedet's new 12-course - 10 new dishes and two lechon de leches. We were the second batch to try her creative and yummy concoctions.
The meal started with a welcome drink called Pepita's Magic Potion which is cotton candy served in a cocktail glass with a shot of lambanog infused with dayop juice.
|Bettina enjoying her Magic Potion|
|Tendon chips with dip|
The fourth was another favorite, a bone marrow with oxtail marmalade and a special salt which is mixed with chicharon.
The fifth course was called salad surprise. She served micro greens with flowers and on the side, homemade cashew butter, yogurt cheese and a watermelon salt. The salt was the surprise because it pops in your mouth. She used pop rock candy which I used to love when I was a kid.
The night was her Cheers Palate cleanser tamarind sorbet.
|cheers palate cleanser|
And finally, what I was waiting for - her Lechon de leches! She has several stuffings to choose from - the Pinoy has four stuffing choics - sisig rice, salted red eggs with garlic and anchovy, binagoongan rice, laing rice and bicol express rice For the french, it's stuffed with truffle rice. We chose the Lechon na Maalat (salty Lechon) which is stuffed with rice, salted egg, garlic and anchovies.
|Lechon na Maalat|
|Mailena de Leche|
And the last item was the pinoy dessert, cassava brulee.