Fired-up Feria

By Michael Karlo Lim

 

RADISSON Blu Cebu pleases palates with a wide array of international flavors, as the deluxe hotel introduces themed dinners at Feria.

The hotel’s all-day dining restaurant invites guests to feast on succulent flavors fresh from the ocean with Seafest Mondays, or indulge in vibrant dishes from South America on Latino Tuesdays.

Xiao Long Bao

Diners are treated to skewered specials and the restaurant’s juicy, slow-roasted beef chuck with peppercorn rub and Tuburan coffee on Kebab and Beer Wednesdays.

Fall-off-the-bone smoked beef ribs with homemade and regional barbecue sauces take center stage on Smokey Rib Thursdays, while Surf & Turf Fridays give way to fish and pork delicacies, all tastily complemented with a special US Beef Prime Rib carving.

Weekends at Feria are sure to pique appetites with buffet spreads of savory Asian fare, and mouthwatering cultural favorites on Filipino Fiesta Sundays.

Bird’s Eye Dumpling (pork and seafood)
Octopus Dumpling (with seafood filling)

Their already expansive Asian selection seemed to swell to overflowing on our Saturday visit. It was virtually a dim sum display with assortments upon assortments of siomais and my favorite xiaolongbao.

The carving stations didn’t disappoint with the classic Peking Duck and other duck dish permutations. Cured meats rounded out that sector.

A feature was their stations for noodles and seafood. One could pick and mix as he wishes for a custom meal with the chef adding only heat. The chefs are, of course, more than willing to whip up a dish as they would like to present it for those not too DIY adept.

Mini Rabbit Dumpling (pork)

Their Indian selections still prove as excellent as these were the revelations they were when first introduced to the lineup. The dedicated Japanese bar also stepped up its sushi game perhaps with the introduction of the sister Sushisake across the lobby.

While all the regular themed sections are open all throughout the week, one night of each week features the themes as above and plays up the menu specific to those. Diners not particularly inclined to the theme of the night may still enjoy the buffet’s regular fare. I definitely did my usual cheeses.

Feria’s themed dinners are available from P980 to P1,650 net per person on weekdays, and at P1,450 net per person on Sundays.

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