Food fest at Plaza del Pilar draws crowd PDF Print E-mail
Saturday, 16 July 2011 16:25

The first-ever Festival de Comidas y Alegria drew a crowd of food aficionados last night, turning Plaza del Pilar into a fiesta mode with live music and variety of foods to choose from.

The opening program started off with a heart-pumping drum and lyre exhibition from Tumaga Central School followed by the ribbon-cutting ceremony led by Mayor Celso Lobregat and Department of Tourism-9 Acting Regional Director Ms. Mary June Bugante.

The City Government and DOT were partner-organizers of the event that brought together 7 notable hotels and restaurants in the City offering seven variants of three-course dishes only at P100.00.

Mayor Celso Lobregat thanked the participating hotels and restaurants namely Garden Orchid Hotel, Lantaka Hotel, La Viña Hotel, Alavar’s Seafoods House, Palmeras Restaurant, Country Chicken Restaurant and Chinito’s D’ Gathering Place.

Each participant had its own booth where they served their palatable cuisines with a combined motif of local, Spanish, American, Chinese and Japanese dishes.
Walk-in guests were also treated with gifts certificates and other items courtesy of San Miguel Brewery as sponsor of the said event.

Live music also added to the excitement of the activity which will last until tomorrow from 6 to 10 in the evening. — Richard Aliangan/City Hall PIO