‘Summer Foodfest’ thrills Plaza goers PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 01 May 2012 14:33

Food aficionados swarmed Plaza del Pilar over the weekend for the 1st Summer Food Festival which featured palatable local cuisines with live band performances.

The two-night affair, which formed part of the prime activities for the 2012 Summer Festival, was participated in by 5 food establishments which catered 3 to 6 combo meals for only P150.

Mayor Celso Lobregat, Vice Mayor Cesar Iturralde and Councilor Jimmy Cabato spearheaded the ribbon-cutting rite during the opening program Friday, April 27.

Alavar Seafood Haus served their signature Cangrejo con Salsa de Alavar, Grilled Cream Dory, seafood rice, Care-Care de Baca, Manga con huevos hilao, manga con bagon gata and saging dulce. Golden Ribbons Catering dished out spicy fried rice combined with pan-fried chicken, roast chicken with white sauce and beef kulma while Zamboanga Seafood House prepared the delicious Locon with Seafood House Sauce, pork barbecue and spicy beef.

Mai Chai Siomai catered short-order delights with variants of siomai flavor and rice meals while Collete’s Buko Pie and Pasalubong, most aptly known as Dulce Recuerdos de Zamboanga, did not fail to impress with their mouthwatering buko pie, Puto-Pao (creative and tasteful puto and siopao hybrid) and a number of delightfully-tasting delicacies.

Starting on the first night, Saturday, the summer food-trip gimmick did not fail to entertain the guests who were treated with delicious foods and live performances from the 2012 Chabacano Battle of the Bands Champion The Arts and Rhythms Band, The Quiet Noise Band and the soothing selections from the Project 20 Band.

Like all other food festivals in the past, the 1st Summer Food Festival is something that is worth repeating in the years to come. — Richard Aliangan