Monday, June 12, is the 119th Independence Day of the Philippines and it also means one extra day of freedom (from work) after the weekend.
Here are some awesome food festivals you can enjoy with family and friends wherever you are in the metro.
Kanyaman Filipino Food Festival
Novotel Hotel Manila, Quezon City
Celebrity chef, host, and author Sau del Rosario brings the goodness of his avant-garde Kapampangan cuisine from Pampanga to Manila through Novotel Manila’s Kanyaman Food Festival.
‘Kanyaman’ means ‘delicious’ in their local dialect and Chef Sau definitely created a menu to bring this word into reality through his signature Kapampangan Tamales, hearty Pochero, sinfully indulgent Sisig Foie Gras, and more favorites from Novotel’s The Food Exchange buffet hall.
Diners can experience Chef Sau’s culinary creations at The Food Exchange from June 8 to 22, 2017.
Philippine Archipelago Filipino Food Festival
Diamond Hotel, Manila
Celebrity chef, award-winning author, and Filipino food purveyor Myke ‘Tatung’ Sarthou brought his unique take on Filipino food at the Diamond Hotel’s Corniche Restaurant.
Staying true to his passion of championing regional Filipino cuisine, Chef Tatung brought various dishes from all over the Philippines to Manila like Chicken Pianggang (a traditional Tausug dish), Bagnet (crisp pork from Ilocos), and Durian Truffle (from Davao’s favorite fruit Durian). Guests can also expect classic Filipino dishes with that Chef Tatung twist like Kare-Kare, Adobo Glazed Roast Beef, Champorado Mousse, and Buco Meringue Pie.
Make sure to catch the Philippine Archipelago Food Fest ’til its last day, June 12, Monday.
Marco Polo Manila, Pasig City
When you’ve gotten your fill of Filipino food from two of the most talented chefs in the Philippines, head on over to Marco Polo Manila to experience the bold flavors of Italy at Festa Italiana.
Diners will be transported to the sublime region of Italia thanks to guest chef Andrea Delzanno’s creations like Slow-cooked Wagyu Beef Cheek in Barolo Sauce, Red Prawn Linguine with Tomatoes, and the classic Italian dessert Tiramisu.
Experience Festa Italiana at Marco Polo Manila’s Cucina until June 18.