Chef Luciano Paolo Nesi of L’Opera at The Maya Kitchen

As for all we know, The Maya Kitchen been inviting known restaurant Chefs around the metro for monthly cooking demonstrations and these cooking demonstrations are open to the public. Just contact The Maya Kitchen for the cost and more information for the events.

This March 28, 2015, The Maya Kitchen will be featuring renowned Italian chef from L’Opera, Chef Luciano Paolo Nesi, will be sharing only the best of Italian kitchen cooking on his demonstration.

About the L’Opera Restaurant, it is an authentic Italian restaurant and is Manila’s Best Kept Restaurants’ Secret winner for Best Italian Restaurant and it is located at The Fort Entertainment Complex 26th cor. 7th Ave. Bonifacio Global City, Taguig.

Chef Luciano is a native of Tuscany, Italy. Chef Nesi has fond memories of himself and his mother in the kitchen; his mom does the cooking and he does the washing of pots and pans much bigger than he was.

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At the age of 12 he started waiting tables and diligently worked himself up to become the skilled chef that he is today. He came to the Philippines in 1994 and with Filipino partners established L’Opera to provide the local scene with an “uncompromising, authentic Italian dining experience.”

On his demonstration day, He will be doing the following:

Scamorza alla Griglia, Grilled Smoked Mozzarella with Fresh Pork Sausage topped with Balsamic Cream

Cappelini Pomodoro Secchi, Angel Hair Pasta with Sundried Tomato in Spicy Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Funghi Trifolati, Assorted Mushrooms Sautéed in Garlic and Olio Extra Vergine di Oliva

Crystal Bay Oyster 3 ways – Florentine, baked with spinach and cheese sauce, Oyster Raw with Lemon Air and Nicoise, baked with anchovies, capers and parsley

and for dessert, Pana Cotta al Miele o Frutti di Bosco o Cioccolato, L’Opera’s famous Italian Cream Custard with your choice of walnuts and honey, fresh mango and cold rich chocolate sauce.

For more information on this and on other courses offerings, log on to or email them at [email protected] or visit The Maya Kitchen Culinary Center every Tuesday to Saturday at 8F Liberty Building, 835 A. Arnaiz Avenue (Pasay Road), Makati City or call 8921185 / 892-5011 local 108 / Mobile No. +63947 835 2290.

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