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La Piazza x Mrs Saldo's Collab Is Delicious Adventure

This is what happens when classic awesome Italian meets French-Californian-Asian crazy!

For just two nights this May, Okada Manila is hosting a collaborative culinary event featuring the expertise of La Piazza Ristorante Italiano’s Chef Mattia Stroppa and Mrs. Saldo’s Chef Rhea Rizzo. These two passionate chefs, known for their distinct culinary styles, will come together to showcase their creations on May 15 and 16, 2024.


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La Piazza Ristorante Italiano’s Chef Mattia Stroppa and Mrs. Saldo’s Chef Rhea Rizzo | Okada Manila

Originally from Brescia, Italy, Chef Mattia has traveled the world refining his culinary art. Today, he serves as the chef de cuisine of Okada Manila’s signature Italian restaurant, La Piazza Ristorante Italiano. Chef Rhea is a Filipino chef with a deep love for Asian cuisine, as evidenced by the popular dishes at her restaurant, Mrs. Saldo’s, in Silang, Cavite


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The beautiful and elegant La Piazza Ristorante | Okada Manila

Two chefs, endless creations

This event, aptly named “Double Delights,” features a four-hands dinner where the chefs combine their mastery of Italian and Asian cuisines. The multi-course menu is inspired by their personal histories and memories, promising an elaborate journey through flavors and cultures. Highlights include Chef Mattia’s casoncelli pasta, Chef Rhea’s rendition of the beloved bulalo, and a Thai-inspired premium Iberico pork dish.


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Chef Mattia has traveled the world refining his culinary art. One of his dishes in the collaborative menu is his delicious casoncelli pasta. | Okada Manila

An evening of culinary delights

Chef Andreas Balla, vice president for food and beverage at Okada Manila, shares his enthusiasm, "We are thrilled to host this unique fusion of Italian and Asian culinary traditions. This event is not just a meal; it's an adventurous journey for the palate, crafted by two brilliant chefs. Their collaboration symbolizes the essence of culinary innovation and cultural blending that we are proud to showcase at Okada Manila. We invite everyone to experience this extraordinary dining spectacle."


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Chef Rhea is a Filipino chef with a deep love for Asian cuisine. Diners are in for a treat with her rendition of the beloved bulalo | Okada Manila
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This exclusive dinner will be available at La Piazza Ristorante Italiano on May 15 and 16, 2024. Tickets are priced at PHP 3,888 nett per person.


For more information, guests may visit the event’s Facebook page or the Okada Manila website. For inquiries or reservations, email RestaurantReservation@okadamanila.com or call (02) 8555 5799. | Photos courtesy of Okada Manila