pepper lunch at shangri-la plaza has been open for a little over a month now, but last night was its formal launch. it was a pepper launch! located at the food court, basement level, the party was in full swing when we got there. bianca valerio was hosting a demo of several personalities cooking their version of their favorite pepper lunch dish. unfortunately, we missed senator alan peter cayetano and designer mich dulce. but we caught restaurateur elbert cuenca and fashion-show director robby carmona.
they also put up this fun photo booth that took four photos of you against the pepper wall. some guests got really creative! then after the ribbon-cutting, there was a mad dash to the counter to get some pepper dinner! the queue snaked all the way out, but the staff were quite efficient so the wait was not that long... congratulations, cecile and jeroen!