We have dined with so many restaurants already — different cuisines, different ambiances, different twists. Undeniably, when it comes to food adventures, we are not a bit behind when it comes to what is the latest. Don’t get us wrong, we are not saying that we have experienced everything there is in the food scene. In fact, believe it or not, there are still moments that we get to be surprised, impressed, and giddy—and that is exactly what Le Petit Chef made us feel.
Le Petit Chef is currently the brightest star of The Peak, Grand Hyatt Manila. Standing only at 6 centimeters, Le Petit Chef puts on a whimsical show as to how he can incredibly cook your food right on top of your table! By combining the best of theater and exquisite dining experience, Le Petit Chef has taken us on a two-hour immersive culinary journey filled with sensational cuisines and cinematic entertainment.
Indeed, we have made the most by indulging in what The Peak, Grand Hyatt Manila and Le Petit Chef had in store for us, specifically a stunning city view, a specially curated 6-course set menu, and a grand adventure from the virtual realm that has come to life!
Starting with their appetizer, Le Petit Chef brought us to his very own garden, grew his own vegetables, prepped his own cheese, and even adorably struggled with a cute mole in order to make us a delicious plate of Italian Burrata. No doubt, Le Petit Chef instantly got our hearts with this lovely starter made with pickled radish, arugula leaves, pink grapefruit, eggplant purée, 15-year aged balsamic vinegar, and extra virgin olive oil.
From his garden, Le Petit Chef took us out to the deep blue sea, caught the freshest seafood he could get his hands on, and even fought with an octopus twice or even thrice his size to bring a hearty bowl of Bouillabaisse. Filled with Le Petit Chef’s love alongside grilled seabass, US scallops, tiger prawns, mussels, saffron shellfish broth, crouton, and rouille, this second course definitely made us feel warm inside.
After being out in the water, we stumbled upon Le Petit Chef out camping, hence him making a fire for us and making us the third course by grilling a chicken bigger than him, gathering some edible plants, and even putting out a fire so he could give us a luscious serving of Smoked Chicken Foie Gras Ballotine with mushrooms and tarragon. Seriously, we just can’t stop feeling extra loved and cared for after what Le Petit Chef has gone through to make each and every spectacular dish so far!
Three courses out, next we had Le Petit Chef cooking the main course right in front us by grilling a slab of beef and fresh vegetables all the while trying his best to ward off a bee his size. Good thing he was able to serve us a sumptuous and scrumptious plate of Char-grilled Australian Beef Tenderloin with potato galette, broccoli purée, roasted carrots, sesame seeds, and brandy pepper sauce, just right before being caught in a fire and falling into the man hole he came out of.
Seeing Le Petit Chef quite in a rough patch by the end of the last course, we were happy to catch him enjoying himself with some magical ingredients as he was making our fifth course, a sweet treat. Every delectable layer of the Mascarpone, Crème Brûlée that Le Petit Chef made for us was absolutely a delight! Seriously, we enjoyed breaking that brittle yet solid top crust which rewarded us with a creamy and milky surprise inside together with a yummy berry compote and fun rice crisp tuile at the bottom.
After having a sweet treat, Le Petit Chef had another sweet surprise for us—this time a snowy sweet surprise as he rode a sleigh all the way to Alaska, made a snowball, threw in a few raspberries, drizzled it with chocolate, put a cream on the side, and even lighted a sparkling candle to end it all; thus making us a Homemade Baked Alaska with chocolate vanilla ice cream, Italian meringue, and raspberry sauce! This was such a wonderful and decadent way to end our immersive culinary journey with Le Petit Chef himself.
Truly, Le Petit Chef is an experience like no other and it is happening just at The Peak, Grand Hyatt Manila so don’t miss out! It is time for you to revel not only in their exquisitely curated 6-course set menu, but also treat your kid-at-heart self and loved ones to an animated whimsical performance projected right on your dining table, orchestrated with a live presence of an engaging host, making the engagement as well as the whole experience even more than just enjoyable.
Currently, Le Petit Chef is only doing two shows per night—the first being from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. and the second being from 8:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m., every Tuesday to Saturday at The Peak’s Veranda Room, Grand Hyatt Manila, which can accommodate 16 people per session.
Price starts at PHP 5,800 net per person for the six-course Classic Menu which is the one we had. If you opt for an Australian wagyu beef in the steak course, you may upgrade to the Premium Menu priced at PHP 6,300. Aside from that, the First Class Menu at PHP 6,800 features premium set and switches the tiger prawns for lobster tails in the bouillabaisse course. Also, a special 6-course set menu is available for kids and if you have any dietary preferences and/or restrictions, don’t hesitate to notify them about it as the kitchen will gladly make something up for you. Just do take note that the same show will still be played on your table even though you have a different set menu based on your dietary preferences and/or restrictions.
By the way, the kitchen has a message for you: Don’t be late! Kidding (but not really)!
They just want you to enjoy the whole Le Petit Chef experience so keep in mind that you have to arrive on time because you surely will be missing out on some fun if you come in late.
To book a reservation, you can check out Grand Hyatt Manila’s Facebook for more details. See you there!