Mar 3, 2020

Pastry chef Miko Aspiras is all about dreaming big, whether for his over-the-top desserts or for his life-long passion for creativity. Just last year, he moved to Sydney, Australia to become the first-ever Filipino executive pastry chef at The Hilton Sydney where he introduced Filipino-inspired desserts to the hotel’s café and banquet menu
like ube flans, Philippine mango jelly, cashew polvoron and rosquillos. Barely a year in, he’s happy to be back in Manila and with a sweet one-night-only degustation at that.

[READ: Miko Aspiras is the first Southeast Asian to be featured in So Good magazine]

Called “Home Sweet Home,” Aspiras’s homecoming will be at The Grid Food Market where his concept Workshop By Le Petit Soufflé could be found on Mar. 9, 7 p.m.

It will feature three Fil-Aussie dessert courses prepared on-the-spot by Aspiras himself along with new savory dishes from The Grid’s new member Your Local, who joined the upscale food market late last year.

[READ: Your Local will soon serve breakfast dishes like this coconut pancake with kaya spread]

Aspiras’s big break came in 2013 when he won gold at the Hong Kong International Culinary Classics, his first international pastry competition after just having started six years prior. Since then, he’s opened concepts like Le Petit Soufflé, Scout’s Honor and Poison under the Tasteless Food Group. He was also one of the speakers at Madrid Fusion Manila 2016 and co-wrote and published a pastry cookbook with chef Aileen Anastacio called “A Piece of Cake.”

In 2019, Aspiras was featured on the latest issue of So Good (stylized as so good..), a trendsetting Spanish patisserie magazine (it bills itself as “the magazine for haute patisserie”) that only spotlights the best in the pastry world.

Aspiras will also be part of this year’s Melbourne Food and Wine Festival happening from Mar. 19-29, where he will talk about Filipino dessert ingenuity through our stories and our dishes.


“Home Sweet Home” happens on Mar. 9, 7 p.m. at The Grid Food Market, P1,800 per seat. For reservations, contact 0917 859 3168. Limited slots only.


Header photos courtesy of Miko Aspiras’s Instagram account

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