Wednesday, November 28, 2012


What could be more delightful than a gathering of friends from the arts. Celebrating her birthday week with a series of pocket celebrations, Ayen Laurel did just that. On the second night of her fest, she gathered her friends from the theatre and design world for an intimate dinner at Sala in Makati Avenue.
Dinner was sublime, banter unmatchable and the birthday song sung with such beautiful harmony.
Many happy returns of the day, dear Ayen.

Franco and Ayen Laurel

Truffled portabella mushroom veloute

Chorizo, sweet shrimp and white bean salad

Cucumber and elderflower granita

Surf and turf
Grilled Mulwarra beef tenderloin with roast parsnips, carrots and tiger prawn provencal

Chocolate, espresso and mascarpone torte with malted milk ice cream

Gigi Daniels and Cecile Martinez

Vanessa Paolelli and Mariella Laurel

Sheila Francisco and Gigi Daniels

Menswear designer M Barretto

Fellow Thomasian and fashion designer Eric Pineda

Photo-op with the birthday girl!