It appears that Dessert Comes First is inspiring an ever-younger generation of food lovers.
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This little boy is Robin and he was zipping around my event like a cannonball let loose. With a spiky backpack on, he zoomed from table to table tasting, trying, thinking. I was told that his mom reads DCF and when he found out that I was holding an event, he “demanded” (yes, that was the word used) that he get tickets. Mom said he could as long as he got good grades on his exams. The Little Man delivered and so there he was.
This is Little Man’s sidekick, Coby. At such a tender age, he shows a proclivity for fine meats.
Now meet Sky, the cute 6-year-old in the photo above that knows how to work a pose. She attended the event with the sole intention of meeting Ian Carandang. And when she finally met her idol, she told him, “I want to be just like you when I grow up.” Ian tells me that his heart “just about melted right there and then.” Her favorite Sebastian’s flavor? Sapin-sapin.
With my Bin and the great people of Selecta. Also photo below. Fully Booked’s Managing Director Jaime Daez and his wife, Chris, dropped by the event. My Fully Booked team. This event would’ve been impossible to put together without them and the people (in photos above) from Selecta. (L-R): Rhea, Loraine, Aimee, and Vicky. One ticket = SO MUCH food! My two favorite tech gurus showing their support: Abe Olandres (on the left) and OB Agustin, DCF’s webmaster, who’s been with me from the very beginning. Katrina and Tina (2nd and 3rd respectively from the left) always come out in full force when I’ve got an event. They are two of my most avid readers and are SERIOUS dessert lovers. I should challenge them to a dessertfest sometime. On the right, Anton Diaz of Our Awesome Planet, makes his debut at a DCF event. Opposite him is Tina’s mom. With Zarah and Bal, part of my core group. And below, the rest of my best buds (L-R): K, Nel, and Bal. With Lesley and Ouie, who told me that after the event, they experienced a giddiness unlike any they’d ever felt before. “It’s a SUGAR HIGH!!!” They screeched. Indecision. At the event, this scene was played out many, many times. What to choose, what to choose? Dexterity and a skill for balancing dessert plates came in handy at the event. K looks very happy with her bottle of Deep Dips, courtesy of its creator, Chef Arnold Bernardo. The purveyors had to eat too, and for sorbetero Ian Carandang, food couldn’t come soon enough. Satisfied smiles all around.