Tatt Awards 2012 and Cibo di M

The Tatt Awards unveiled this year’s digital rockstars last June 29, 2012 at The NBC Tent – Bonifacio Global City. It was well attended by celebrities, media personalities and keynote speakers.


The Tatt Awards 2012 stage awaits the crowning of this year’s raddest rockstars!


Chuckie and me by the Tatt Awards wall.


But before the winners were announced, the guests were treated to a sumptous and elegant feast served by no less than Ms. Margarita Fores of Cibo di M.

The dinner course as presented in sequence:

Cream of Summer Squash Soup

Rye Shards


I’m a big fan of squash soup but this one did not really blow me away. It’s just your typical ordinary squash soup. It didn’t help that the rye shard sitting inside my bowl caused my soup to thicken as soon as it was poured over it. I should’ve removed it and ate it separately just like what my husband did.

Mini Timballo “Al Forno”


I loved how the dome penne pasta was wrapped in thinly sliced grilled melanzane (eggplant). It had Negros mozzarella, zucchine and Philippine ham in pink tomato cream with pesto drizzle. This dish had a little bit of sweetness that perfectly complimented the intentionally bland taste of the noodles.

Halibut in “Cartoccio”


As soon as the waiter opened the small paperbox containing the dish, the flavorful aroma immediately (yet pleasantly) came at me. Fennel and Onion Confit, Sagada Orange, Tagaytay Haricot Vert – It had different levels of flavor which required me to take a little bit of time in between bites to fully enjoy and savor it. It was a dish I enjoyed eating!

Slow Roast US Beef Belly and Potato Torte


In Pommery Mustard Glaze, Truffle Cream and Red Wine Au jus – Nothing in the flavor of this dish was overpowering. It was perfectly seasoned and roasted. It was just delicious! The Potato Torte tasted very light – perfect to cleanse my palate.

Almond Crusted Mascarpone Millefoglie, Dulce de Leche


This dessert reminds me of Napoleones but a million times better! I died! Yes, it was that abso-freakin-lutely good!

It was during the course of this dinner that the Tatt Awards 2012 event proper slowly went underway – starting with a string of musical performances from bands such as Chicosci and Up Dharma Down.

We were all happily satisfied and stuffed before the names of this years Tatt Awards winners were revealed. So without further ado, below is the complete list of winners – this year’s digital rockstars – for Tatt Awards 2012:

1. The Explorer – Bogart the Explorer
2. The Advocate – PAWS
3. The One – Bianca Gonzales
4. Indie Rocker – Gloc-9 (Mainstream na sya diba? )
5. The Visualizer – Everwhere we shoot
6. Game Changer – Jinoe Gavan
7. Styissimo – Cecile Van Straten (my bet!!! )
8. Video Slinger – Jamich ()
9. Tech Junkie – Jason De Villa
10. #Thought-mover – Kimpoy Feliciano

Congratulations to all the winners!

It was an absolutely delightful and memorable evening – from the sights, to the sounds, and yes, you guessed it… even in taste!


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4 Replies to “Tatt Awards 2012 and Cibo di M”

  1. Congrats to the winners especially to fellow Negrense Jinoe Gavan! Geez, the food looks delicious. Ms. Fores do buy some of her organic ingredients from Negros.

  2. Congratulations to the winners and congratulations to your tummies as well!

  3. Nice post Yen! 🙂 though I must say, not a good time to read a food entry at this hour hahhaa 🙂 nagutom na naman ako 😛

    1. Haha thanks Rochelle! Hope you’re feeling better now. 🙂

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