A diamond in the heart of Makati
Chef Han, a former banker, is known for his neo-Singaporean or post-modern Singaporean cuisine.
I was surprised to learn that some people had not even heard of Makati Diamond Hotel.
Almost everyone is familiar with Manila Diamond Hotel, the grand five-star hotel on Roxas Boulevard in Manila (book the board room on the 27th floor, the view of Manila Bay is fantastic). But few knew that the Diamond had also opened a luxury hotel in the heart of the Makati Central Business District, right across from Greenbelt 1, where the Philippine Airlines ticketing office used to be.
The hotel has a spacious lobby that ordinarily has the usual hotel menu with an assortment of favorite international dishes. But Diamond Hotel president and general manager Cecile Ang, who is passionate about food and likewise a wine connoisseur, opened the kitchen of Alfred to celebrate the work of Singaporean chef Han Li Guang of Restaurant Labyrinth in Singapore, which won as Best Asian Fine Dining in the Restaurant Association of Singapore (RAS) Epicurean Star Awards of 2015.
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