IN CELEBRATION of the Philippine Independence Day the previous month, Marco Polo Plaza Cebu staged “Comida de Independencia,” a gastronomic revolution featuring dishes served in the historic feast hosted by Gen. Emilio Aguinaldo on June 12, 1898 in his home in Cavite.
Marco Polo relived the moment as it refurbished Café Marco’s buffet from June 5 to 14 with delights such as bringhe, poki-poki, chicken adobo terrine, native chicken karahay, gorgoria and sampaguita-flavored ice cream. The dishes were served on top of its regular spread. The servings were under the guidance of culinary guru, Jessica Avila.
To kick off the event, the hotel held an intimate banquet with distinguished patrons and guests, all donned in their Filipiniana best, on the evening of June 4. (FSE)