Press Release  – Victoria in Lege, a sorority instituted and organized by empowered women of the Ateneo de Manila Law School, brings you EX GRATIS: A Victorian Degustation Charity Dinner to mark its second year anniversary. Delight in the exquisite taste of a European gourmet dinner as renowned Chefs Roland and Jackie Laudico personally offer an 8-course meal inspired by Victoria’s core values of faith, integrity, wisdom, and service.

This one night only thanksgiving affair is in partnership with IAMSAM (Stop Abuse Moms), and for the benefit of Pangarap Foundation, Tahanan Foundation, CRIBS Foundation, and Boystown, among other charitable/socio-civic institutions that Victoria has supported since its founding.

If you want sumptuous food, good company, and an opportunity to contribute to various causes, join the celebration on February 26, 2011 (Saturday), 7 pm at the Chef Laudico Bistro Filipino located at the G/F, Net Square 2 Building, 3rd Avenue, Fort Bonifacio, Taguig City.

EX GRATIS is sponsored by The GROVE by Rockwell, Beverly Hills 6750, AZTA Urban Salon (Forum Robinsons), Magnolia Travel & Tours, San Miguel Beer, Lufthansa, and AEROTOUR Travel Inc.

Prepared by Chefs Rolando and Jackie Laudico

1st Course – Appetizer
Garlic Bruschetta with Pate topped with Apple Compote

2nd Course – Appetizer
Sweet Potato Croquettes stuffed with Chorizo and Blue Cheese

3rd Course – Soup
Tomato Fish Soup with Fresh Tarragon

4th Course – Salad
Mesclun Salad drizzled with Sun Dried Tomato Vinaigrette topped with Calamata Olives, Parmigiano Regiano, Garden Vegetables and Crispy Fried Sardines

5th Course – Intermezzo
Strawberry Granite drizzled with Balsamic Syrup

6th Course – Fish Main Course
Seared Tuna with Crab Roe Foam served on Paella Rice

7th Course – Meat Main Course
Grilled Chicken Diablo in Basil Almond Pesto served on Couscous Tabuleh

8th Course – Dessert
Slow Baked Chocolate in Celadon Tea Cups

*Red or White Wine