I also met former President Joseph Estrada for the first time. He cracks good jokes. I like him.
After the mass, we were brought to Hotel Celeste just outside of San Lorenzo Village, Makati, for a simple dinner. It was a simple 6-course French dinner, and I took some pictures of the food to blog on here. The red was also delicious, but of course, professionalism dictated I had no more than two glasses. I work for the religious Brothers, after all. I forgot to take a picture of the first one, the asparagus soup in a shot glass.
Steamed egg with vegetable sprouts
Roasted prawn in mashed potatoes and pesto paste
Red snapper on vegetable puree
Pretty good dinner, and even better company.
Congratulations on your Golden Wedding Anniversary, Secretary Pardo, and thank you for the delicious dinner.