Behind the Kitchen Doors: Chef Giney Villar of Adarna Food and Culture

By franco on 15 August, 2009

Chef Giney Villar of Adarna Food and Culture
Chef Giney Villar of Adarna Food and Culture

Don’t mind the hair, she’s a working chef.

Being the head chef and co-owner of Adarna Food and Culture, Chef Giney Villar is always hard at work. Guided by a passion not only for food but also a deep sense of pride for all things Filipino, she can be seen cooking at the stations of her kitchen at practically every service of every day.

In a time when Filipino restaurants try to twist our cuisine by introducing new ingredients, foreign cooking techniques and different plating styles, Adarna has made the conscious choice to move the other way—exploring the rich and often forgotten recipes and techniques of the traditional Pinoy kitchen.

This former NGO book developer and writer has a mission. Besides serving the most delectable Pinoy dishes, Chef Giney hopes not only promote the food but also the vibrant culture behind the food.

To have a look behind the Kitchen Doors of Adarna Food and Culture and at the flavorful food of Chef Giney, click here. Once viewing the slide show, click on the photographs to get more information.

Franco’s Note: And if you want to view more of our photo essays. Please click here.

Thank you to Erik Lacson for the lovely photos. Many thanks to Chef Giney Villar and the staff of Adarna Food and Culture.

Adarna Food and Culture
119 Kalayaan Avenue

Diliman, Quezon City

Metro Manila

Telephone: (02) 926 8712




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  • AUGUST 18, 2009 1:31 AM

    Gina said...

    Love the photos. I've eaten at Adarna and tried the Pancit Musiko. Loved it. I wish they had more 'noodles' in it though...

  • AUGUST 18, 2009 6:48 AM

    mrs. a said...

    Adarna never fails to please. I took some picky eaters to lunch there recently and they all absolutely loved it.

  • SEPTEMBER 22, 2009 10:35 AM

    wysgal said...

    Heard good things about the place from different sources, although the thought of going into the heart of QC always intimidates me a little (even though I technically live in QC, haha).