Chef Sau del Rosario, one of the most in-demand private chefs in Manila, is promoting sustainable and organic cuisine, not only in his restaurant Le Bistro Vert but also in every private dining experience encounter. There are only two chefs in Manila who are known as “green” chefs, namely Chef Tatung and Chef Sau.
Recently, Chef Sau partnered with Philips MyKitchen to promote healthy cooking at home using MyKitchen appliances. Coincidentally, it is also Mercato Centrale’s vision to have healthy and organic ingredients conveniently available every Saturday and Sunday morning @ Bonifacio Global City.
Chef Sau agreed to cook for the Mercato Centrale team one Saturday morning. 🙂 Here is a photo essay of our private green dining experience with Chef Sau…
Shopping @ Mercato Centrale Organic Market
As early as 7am on a bright Saturday, Chef Sau shopped with us in Mercato Centrale. First stop: purchasing the naturally farmed chicken of Pamora Farms from Abra. They are the pioneers of raising organic chickens in the Philippines.
Private Green Chef Experience by Chef Sau del Rosario
After shopping, Chef Sau started cooking at 10am and finished in time for lunch. 🙂
What I like about Chef Sau is that he is not satisfied with serving just the usual recipes.
It’s a lot of fun watching him create these culinary works of art right in front of you, which is probably why a lot of foodies are now into private dining experiences.
Searing the tuna looks very simple — I guess it is, with the right appliance and good quality of fish.
(Note: We still don’t have fresh tuna in Mercato Centrale. We are still looking for more fresh vendors.)
The tuna was very good already on its own (the vinaigrette was a nice complement but not necessary). I noticed Chef Sau loves to use Extra Virgin Olive Oil to add shine to most of the dishes.
Since RJ’s vegetarian, we had another serving of salad…
Instead of rice, Chef Sau mashed sweet potato to serve as the carb component of the meal.
This came as a surprise to us because the rice cooker was closed the entire time. We didn’t know that Chef Sau was using the rice cooker to slow cook beef short ribs with his own herb concoction.
Chef Sau impressed us every step of the way, leading to this masterpiece, which was the highlight of the entire green lunch. 🙂
To cap the meal, Chef Sau brought out these crispy thin layers of chocolate with almonds…
…and Suman with Mango, Strawberry and Avocado, served sushi-style. 🙂
I’m now an avid fan of Chef Sau!
Chef Sau del Rosario
Private Green Chef
Specialty: Kapampangan and Healthy Sustainable/Organic Cuisine
Contact: +63 917 556-0917
Budget: P2,000/head for a minimum of 20 people.
You can request to have the fresh ingredients bought at the Mercato Centrale organic market and have him cook the dishes in your own private kitchen.
Live an Awesome Life,
Full Disclosure: This post aims to promote the Organic Market at Mercato Centrale every Saturday and Sunday, 7am-2pm. The private dining experience was sponsored by Philips MyKitchen, which is endorsed by Chef Sau to promote convenient, healthy cooking at home for busy foodies.
P.S. Can you share your own private green dining experience?