The Chef Behind One of Manila’s Best Chocolate Cakes Is Opening a New Restaurant

I had to ask about the chocolate cake. At this point in her career, Baba Ibazeta Benedictocould be either numbed by the effect of her legendary chocolate creation or incredibly sensitive to it. The latter seemed especially likely. When a pastry chef opens a full-service restaurant complete with a range of savory fare, it’s usually to mix things up.

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