EDSA ShangriLa's Italian restaurant Paparazzi's new chef looks like a teenager, they ask for his identification card when he goes to bars. Yesterday, the cherubim-like Chef Roberto whipped up a hearty birthday lunch for my dear friend Melo Esguerra who I first met through Karen Davila. I've always been amazed with Karen and Melo's wit. They are both opinionated people yet they both listen to what others have to say. I really think they should have a talk show together. Joining us late was the equally witty Pepito Albert, quite intimidating to many, he really is a sweetheart.
Our lunch lasted four hours, juicy gossip, fashion history and politics all covered. If it were a talk show, it will definitely rate. Ciao!
|Paparazzi, EDSA ShangriLa|
|Chef Roberto and the birthday celebrator, Melo Esguerra|
|I love the smell of bread!|
|Judy Aguilar, Karen Davila and Luc Olivier Marquet|
|Pepito Albert, Melo Esguerra and I.|
|Scallops, chorizo, capers and shallots|
|Salmon and asparagus|
|Chocolate ice cream|
|Melo's birthday cake!|
|Soul sisters! Karen and Melo|