CHECK IT OUT: Nora Daza Food Festival at Dusit Thani, November 26 to December 3

Feast on Filipino dishes with classic recipes from the culinary icon.


Nora Daza with daughter Nina Daza-Puyat (right) and granddaughter Isabelle Daza (left)


Culinary icon Nora Daza and her famous Filipino dishes take the spotlight at Dusit Thani Manila’s all-day buffet restaurant Basix from November 26, Friday to December 2, Thursday.

The iconic restaurateur and gourmand who has penned several cookbooks and hosted cooking shows has personally selected several of her beloved Filipino dishes from her soon-to-be-released cookbook, "Festive Dishes of Nora Daza and Friends," to be part of the buffet spread: Kare-Kare, Batangas Adobo, Chicken Relleño, Pancit Molo, Native Paella, Pescado al Horno, Pancit Luglog and her famous sans rival, among others.


Nora Daza’s Batangas Adobo.  Click for more photos.


The kitchen will be under strict supervision to ensure that Daza’s recipes are followed for the duration of the festival. Says Daza, "I always taste the food before it goes out [of my kitchen]." The desserts for the week-long festival will be prepared by pastry chefs Penk Ching and Biana Santamaria.

Daza introduced Filipino food to Paris via the family restaurant Aux Iles Philippines, the first Filipino restaurant in Paris, and also introduced French cuisine to Manila with Au Bon Vivant, the first French restaurant in Manila. She served sans rival to Aux Iles Philippines’ guests in 1973 who loved her version of the sweet treat. "They didn’t realize that it originally came from them," she shares.

Daza will grace the opening of the festival on November 26 and will be available to sign her cookbooks that are for sale at the hotel’s Main Lobby for the weeklong promotion.

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The buffet spread is available for lunch and dinner at Basix from November 26 to December 3.

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