A JOURNEY OF THE SENSES AT CELADON
Modern Thai cuisine Celadon recently celebrated its official opening with a journey of the senses. Located at the ground floor of the Powerplant Mall, Celadon offers the best of contemporary Thai gastronomy in a refined but cozy atmosphere perfect for both family gatherings and business meetings.
It was an evening of music as guests were welcomed with the enchanting tunes of Thai music. A ribbon-cutting ceremony to officially open the doors of Celadon was led by Dra. Elenita Binay with Maricris Zobel, Tina Cuevas, Tetta Agustin,Tong Padilla, Helen Ong and Tessa Valdes. Other notable guests who graced the event were Heart Evangelista, Lovi Poe, Liz Uy, Isabelle Daza, Georgina Wilson, Borgy Manotoc, former Miss World Philippines Gwendolyn Ruais, to name a few.
Guests then enjoyed the wide array of delectable modern Thai dishes and desserts offered by Celadon. From the enthralling Thai music, guests put their groove on with performances from Katha and Brown Inc. Philippine wine merchants provided cocktails and drinks for the evening: Corona beers, Taku Wines from Wine Depot, Casillero del Diablo, Fronterra from Concha y Toro, and Celebrus sparkling wine from Manny O.
Owned by the ever beguiling restaurateur Ching Cruz along with Maritess Lopez, Ivy and Cynthia lmario, Ditas Lerma, Glenda Barretto, Tanya Chua and Cheryl Pineda. Celadon is a celebration of the senses roused by modern takes on traditional Thai fares. Cruz is very hands on with the restaurant and makes sure that the food is well-balanced. “This way, guests can really savor the flavors and taste profiles of each dish and spices don’t overpower each other,” Cruz says.
With Executive Chef Cheryl Pineda at the helm, says “Thai cuisine is all about the marrying of the four flavors of being spicy, salty, sour & sweet”. Celadon boasts of more than a hundred contemporary Thai dishes, including Dungeness Crab (a specialty only found in the restaurant), Chicken Curry, Mangosteen, Buffalo Wings Thai Style, and Grilled Squid Pomelo Salad, Crispy Whole Catfish in Red Curry Sauce to name a few. They also make their own ice cream in aditional Thai flavors: coconut, durian and mango. Pandan crepes, red rubies (water chestnuts) and the famed Sweet Sticky Rice with Mango and Tapioca Coco Pearls.
Designed by one of the country’s renowned interior designers Ivy & Cynthia Almario, Celadon comes to life with beautifully decorated interiors of green, complete with walls decked with fluttering butterflies complemented with statement light fixtures that provide for a classy but warm ambiance.
True to its name, the ceramic utensils used in the restaurant is authentic Thai celadon bought by Chef Cheryl all the way from Lampang, Thailand, a kind of high-fired emerald ceramic famously handcrafted and baked the old style of ceramic-making. In ancient times, having food served in celadon plates signify royalty. In Thailand, celadon ware has long been given as a high value token of friendship among noble people. Chef Cheryl added “as butterflies (which you see predominantly in the dining) signify rebirth, that would be juxtaposed to having celadon to be a distinctive feast of bringing back the olden days of feasts in the palaces.”
In true Thai style and service, servers are dressed in Thai fisherman wrap pants and polo shirts to add a modern touch. All dishes are also served in celadon plates to complete the experience.
Come around to take part in a culinary experience that will bring you closer to Thailand’s delightful flavors in Celadon. Telephone Number 898-1305.