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SM Aura turns Food On Four to a culinary wonderland

After months of renovation, SM Aura has finally unveiled the newly renovated and upscale Food On Four food hall, which not only offers a feast for the palate but also delights the eyes with its vibrant ambiance.

Stepping into its bright, contemporary interiors feels almost like stepping into springtime itself. The décor is a celebration of the season, adorned with vibrant wildflower blooms, lush pockets of foliage, and charming hummingbird hologram installations.

But perhaps the most visually-arresting of all are the central skylight and the floor-to-ceiling windows that flood the space with natural light. The result is a warm ambiance that invites diners to stay for a meal or two.

Le Chon Prime’s Cebu lechon belly infused with tanglad butter flavor, accompanied by signature butter rice and a trio of dipping sauces. 

Of course, the main event is the lineup of food merchants and diners won’t be disappointed with the diversity of options.

From chef-driven concepts to exciting newcomers and beloved favorites, there’s something every craving and palate.

Kevin Ong Patisserie, led by chef Kevin Ong, is a paradise for dessert lovers, showcasing exquisitely handcrafted chocolate bonbons, choux pastries, and mirror-glazed mousse cakes.

The kiosk that welcomes diners by the entrance of Food On Four is the first physical store for Ong.

“After the pandemic, people are just really going out and they want to dine out. Since a lot of our clients have also been asking us where to get our products, we thought why not up our own shop? Then this opportunity came from SM Aura arrived and everything just aligned,” Ong said on the sidelines of Food On Four’s media launch.

“We saw their vision in putting up the food court — they wanted it bright, more upscale — and we felt that it fits our brand,” Ong continued.

Other outlets include Deli by Chele. Crafted by chef Chele González and chef Carlos Villaflor, it brings the essence of a New York-style deli to Manila with its signature pastrami and artisanal sandwiches.

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Restaurateur Charlie Paw brings California-style burgers (inset) with an NFT twist via Bored & Hungry.Restaurateur Charlie Paw brings California-style burgers (inset) with an NFT twist via Bored & Hungry.

Deli by Chele’s NY-Style Brisket PastramiDeli by Chele’s NY-Style Brisket Pastrami 

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Pastry Chef Kevin Ong of Kevin Ong Patisserie is celebrated for his mastery of desserts like his elegant handcrafted bonbonsPastry Chef Kevin Ong of Kevin Ong Patisserie is celebrated for his mastery of desserts like his elegant handcrafted bonbons

Modern design meets memorable dining experience at Food On Four at SM AuraModern design meets memorable dining experience at Food On Four at SM Aura

Nadai Fujisoba, overseen by Japanese chef Yoshiaki Kudo, offers authentic soba noodles in a casual dining setting. Le Chon Prime by chef Happy Ongpauco-Tiu presents a unique twist on Filipino lechon by infusing it with French techniques and flavors.

Adding to the excitement is Diggy’s California Style Pizza, helmed by chef Carlos Garcia, who brings over 14 years of experience from Michelin-starred restaurants in Madrid and London. This branch at SM Aura will be the first of its kind in the market.

Delimondo Café, curated by chef Hermogenes Hernandez, promises all-day comfort food delights like rice bowls, pasta, and coffee.

The anticipation continues with soon-to-open tenants like Saboten Express from Shinjuku, Tokyo, renowned for its Tonkatsu cutlets, and Pronto, an on-the-go food retail concept offering epicurean dishes and gourmet finds. Additionally, Malabar is set to redefine traditional beverages with its innovative cocktails and non-alcoholic options, marking its debut at Food On Four.

From classic comfort dishes or eager to explore new culinary horizons, Food On Four is a paradise waiting to be discovered at Level 4 of SM Aura.

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