World’s 50 Best x Cheryl Tiu: A Madrid Fusion 2017 Recap

As a World’s 50 Best Restaurants Official Tastemaker, I recently took over their Instagram account when I was in Madrid to share some of the my highlights from the 15th Madrid Fusion held at the Spanish capital last January 23 to 25, 2017.

I flew to Madrid (via the wonderful KLM) as part of the Philippine contingent headed by the Department of Tourism (DOT). The Philippines has a large presence once again this year, leading up to the third Madrid Fusion Manila, which will take place this April 6 to 8 at the SMX Convention Center, following the theme, “Towards A Sustainable Gastrononic Planet.” (For the full list of chef-presenters this 2017 in Manila, click here. Hint: It’s a Michelin-studded cast!)

This year, our Filipino chef presenter was chef Myke “Tatung” Sarthou, who spoke about the underrepresented cuisine of Northern Mindanao, and likewise his advocacy for salt. (Here’s a 1-minute snippet of his presentation.) He also had a series of dinners, from a private one with the Rothschild Bank to a Four Hands dinner with Mario Sandoval of the Michelin-starred Coque at Hotel Ophelia– all of which were received favorably. The Philippines also hosted  Madrid Fusion Manila reception at the trendy Tatel Restaurant— co-owned by singer Enrique Iglesias, tennis superstar Rafa Nadal, and basketball players Pau Gasol and Rudy Fernandez– with superb performances by the Sindaw group, Davao-based beat boxer Neil Llanes and Madrid-based Filipinon bartender Denis Barela.

Excellent full house Philippine reception tonight hosted by our Department of Tourism (DOT) at the gorgeous Tatel Restaurant. 😍 Chef Myke "Tatung" Sarthou cooked chicken sisig & cassava cake; and Don Papa rum and Manille de Calamansi liqueur were passed around to a crowd that included chefs Andoni Aduriz (Mugaritz), Elena Arzak (Arzak), Pedro Subijana (Akelarre), J Gamboa (El Cirkulo/ Milky Way/ Tsukiji/ Azuthai), international press and partners.
Excellent full house Philippine reception tonight hosted by our Department of Tourism (DOT) at the gorgeous Tatel Restaurant. 😍 Chef Myke “Tatung” Sarthou cooked chicken sisig & cassava cake; and Don Papa rum and Manille de Calamansi liqueur were passed around to a crowd that included chefs Andoni Aduriz (Mugaritz), Elena Arzak (Arzak), Pedro Subijana (Akelarre), J Gamboa (El Cirkulo/ Milky Way/ Tsukiji/ Azuthai), international press and partners.

Want to know what happened in Madrid? Follow through below. Or check #worlds50bestXcheryltiu on Instagram :)

 

“This year marks Madrid Fusion’s 15th anniversary. For this special occasion, organizers Jose Capel and Lourdes Plana invited chefs Joan Roca, Juan Mari Arzak, Andoni Aduriz, Albert Adria, Martin Berasategui, Francisco Lopez-Canis, Rafael Garcia Santos, Pedro Subijana, Manolo de la Osa, Quique Da Costa and Angel Leon on stage to celebrate. They looked at the past and the future before toasting with some red wine and a massive cake (look behind them!) by Paco Torreblanca.” Follow along as 50 Best Tastemaker Cheryl @chertiu) shares her highlights from Madrid Fusion. #madridfusion @madridfusion #amf17 #worlds50bestXcheryltiu #madridfusionmanila #madrid #spain #travel #madridfusion2017 #mfm2017 #mfph2017 #chefs

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“Another reason why you should come and visit my country, the Philippines: Madrid Fusion Manila. This is the only edition of Madrid Fusion outside of Spain. This year (its third year), will be held in the Philippine capital from April 6-8, with the theme, ‘Towards a Sustainable Gastronomic Planet.’ The announcement was made here in Spain with chef presenters Elena Arzak, Andoni Aduriz, Mario Sandoval (all 2015) and Pedro Subijana (2017), along with Filipino chefs J Gamboa, Fernando Aracama, Myke ‘Tatung’ Sarthou, and the Philippine Department of Tourism’s Verna Buensuceso and Madrid Fusion’s Lourdes Plana. The full list of chef presenters for 2017 can be seen on www.madridfusionmanila.com. Come and visit us; we will show you a great time and you will love our food!” 50 Best Tastemaker Cheryl (@chertiu) shares her highlights from Madrid Fusion. #madridfusion @madridfusion #amf17 #worlds50bestXcheryltiu #madridfusionmanila #royalpalace #madrid #spain #madridfusion2017 #mfm2017 #mfph2017 #50BestTastemaker #Tastemaker @chertiu

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“Chef Myke ‘Tatung’ Sarthou was the Filipino chef presenter at this year’s Madrid Fusion. He gave a mindblowing presentation on an underrepresented region of Philippine cuisine: Northern Mindanao. While in Madrid, he has a series of dinners (all sold out!). This mixed kinilaw dish of oyster, tuna, seaweeds and sea urchin in kinilaw dressing, garnished with calamansi granita and cilantro, was what he prepared at El Club Allard, inspired by his days growing up by the Cebu seaside. Tonight he will be cooking alongside Coque’s Mario Sandoval at Hotel Orfila.” 50 Best Tastemaker Cheryl (@chertiu) shares her experiences at Madrid Fusion. Image: Angelo Comsti #madridfusion #madridfusion2017 @madridfusion #madrid #spain #travel @cheftatung @fooddudeph @mariosandovalchef #chef #food#foodpics#50BestTastemaker #Tastemaker @chertiu

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“When you’re working on a creation and you find something different, it’s called serendipity,” Mugaritz’s Andoni Aduriz shared during his presentation at Madrid Fusion. “Kitchens are full of serendipity that’s the basis of our cuisine…If we think about chance and creativity it leads us to find new things in our kitchen. Chance has helped us to find continued challenges that lead us to different places. When we face the future, we face a lot of uncertainty; it has so much chance and randomness involved. Deep down the whole key is understanding that the most important thing is your attitude and how you will face the future and that uncertainty and that is learning how to tame randomness or chance.” Wise words from Andoni that stem from the kitchen but make for healthy life advice. Big thank you to Cheryl Tiu (@chertiu), a 50 Best Tastemaker, for sharing her highlights from Madrid Fusion! #madridfusion #amf17 #worlds50bestXcheryltiu #madridfusionmanila #madrid #spain #travel #madridfusion2017 #mfm2017 #mfph2017 #50BestTastemaker #Tastemaker @chertiu @mugaritz #restaurant #AndoniAduriz #chef

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"Chef Myke 'Tatung' Sarthou was the Filipino chef presenter at this year's Madrid Fusion. He gave a mindblowing presentation on an underrepresented region of Philippine cuisine: Northern Mindanao. While in Madrid, he has a series of dinners (all sold out!). This mixed kinilaw dish of oyster, tuna, seaweeds and sea urchin in kinilaw dressing, garnished with calamansi granita and cilantro, was what he prepared at El Club Allard, inspired by his days growing up by the Cebu seaside. Tonight he will be cooking alongside Coque's Mario Sandoval at Hotel Orfila." 50 Best Tastemaker Cheryl (@chertiu) shares her experiences at Madrid Fusion. Image: Angelo Comsti #madridfusion #madridfusion2017 @madridfusion #madrid #spain #travel @cheftatung @fooddudeph @mariosandovalchef #chef #food#foodpics#50BestTastemaker #Tastemaker @chertiu

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