Food fest kicks off at Plaza Pilar PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 21 September 2012 14:33

The Zamboanga Food Festival featuring mouth-watering cuisines and delicacies prepared and presented chabacano style reels off today, September 21 at Plaza del Pilar starting at 6pm.

The two-day food galore officially opens Tourism Week celebration in Zamboanga is another initiative that seeks to promote Zamboangueño cuisines and Zamboanga City as a leading culinary destination in the region.

Expected to show off their delectable menu are 9 of Zamboanga’s renowned restaurants and caterers—Mai-Chai, Alavar’s Seafoods House, Teng’s Grille, Chinito’s, 4 H Club, Tropics Fine Cuisine, Dear Manang Catering, Fish n’ Chips and Collete’s Buko Pie.

Organized by the City Government of Zamboanga, the food festival is sponsored by San Miguel Brewery and Globe Telecom.

Another kick off activity for the Tourism Week celebration starting today will be Libre Paseo, a free tour of the City’s attractions and tourist sites within the city proper area. It is set from today, September 21-23.

Secondary students from public schools will be the participants in the Libre Paseo activity.

Mayor Celso Lobregat has declared September 21-27 as Tourism week in Zamboanga aimed at fostering awareness among the people about the importance of tourism encompassing its social, cultural, political and economic value.

Series of activities have been lined up and will culminate on September 27 which is dubbed as World Tourism Day and is themed “Tourism and Sustainable Energy: Powering Sustainable Development”.

Tomorrow, September 22, the city government through the City Tourism Office will initiate Ayuda Limpiesa Ano 9, a clean-up drive at the main public market. The drive is intended to showcase Zamboanguenos’ sense of volunteerism. It will start at 8am and will be participated by different departments of the city, government agencies and various schools.

The drum and lyre competition for elementary level will be the culminating activity set at the Paseo del Mar on September 27 at 4pm. Various public elementary schools have signified intention to participate in the competition. — Sheila Covarrubias