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Monina Macam’s ‘Scattered Nebulae’ at Chef Jessie Rockwell Club

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This whole month of September ‘Scattered Nebulae,’ an art exhibit by dermatologist cum artist Dr. Monina Macam is on show at Chef Jessie Rockwell Club, Amorsolo Square, Rockwell Center, Makati City.
This is the third exhibit by Macam whose first two series Flowers in Bloom Part 1 and Part 2 depicted flora not in their natural form but with distortions in vivid colors.
This time, in Scattered Nebulae, the form is completely removed with free, energetic strokes and drips running across the canvas drenched in bold dramatic shades.
Macam’s foray into art started in 1997 when she played the role of muse for masters Cesar Legaspi, Onib Olmedo, Solomon Safrid and Efren Samson.
Almost a decade would pass for Macam to pick up the brush herself taking up art courses and learning how to play with charcoal, water color, acrylic and oils. Her effort did not remain unnoticed. Noted artists Ramon Olazo, Al Perez and William Chua gave her encouraging feedbacks. In 2010, Mar Bongalon tutored her to further her study in abstractions.
Macam remains a dermatologist by profession but has found a true calling in the arts. For her, science and art need not be completely at odds but rather can compliment each other. One is logical, the other imaginative. Together they can create something uniquely beautiful.
For more information, call Chef Jessie Rockwell Club at 890-6543 or 890-7630.

l’entrecôte at The Maya Kitchen

Chef Martin Kaspar

The Maya Kitchen presents the unique cuisine of Chef Martin Kaspar of l’entrecôte Corner Bar & Bistro on September 27, Saturday, 9am-1pm. Chef Kaspar will demonstrate Baked Mussels Au Cafe De Paris Butter, Shrimps Piri Piri, Beef Stroganoff, Marinated Salmon on Lemon Risotto and Duck Liver on Potato with Caramelized Onion, Calamansi and Berry Glaze.  A native of Baden, Switzerland, Chef Kaspar is part owner of l’entrecôte Corner Bar & Bistro located at the Burgos Circle, Forbes Town Center, Bonifacio Global City. He also teaches at the Alain Ducasse Culinary Institute at Enderun College. His restaurant’s name is inspired by the legendary Le Relais de Venise–L’Entrecôte in Paris. Founded in 1959 by Paul Gineste de Saurs, the restaurant has made a name for itself by just serving steak-frites for its main dish with a unique butter sauce. Chef Kaspar is no stranger to the Philippines having first set foot in the country in 1986 as a young Junior Sous Chef at the then Hyatt Regency. He then occupied different culinary postings in Manila Hotel, The Byron Hotel and Stars of Giorgio before going back to Europe and joining the Swissôtel Group in 2000 starting out in Zurich then going to the group’s Sydney, Australia property. Chef Kaspar came back to the Philippines in 2010 to establish l’entrecôte Corner Bar & Bistro and is now a permanent resident. For more information, log on to www.themayakitchen.com or e-mail contactus@themayakitchen.com   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.