Independencia dishes out regional eats - Weekend

Independencia dishes out regional eats

WITH cuisines hailing from different parts of the Philippine archipelago, Marco Polo Plaza Cebu’s Independencia: LUZVIMIN. Media guests were treated with the traditional Filipino hospitality as they tasted the Philippines’ finest when it comes to food.

Marco Polo Plaza celebrates Independencia with Dexter Alazas' Amano Collection
Marco Polo Plaza celebrates Independencia with Dexter Alazas’ Amano Collection
Dawnie Roa and Director of Sales and Marketing Lara Constantino-Scarrow
Dawnie Roa and Director of Sales and Marketing Lara Constantino-Scarrow

It was a feast in celebration of the Philippines’ Independence Day, aspiring unity through the various regional dishes that were served for the guests that night. All-time classic Filipino dishes such as kare-kare, bagnette, crispy pata, kaldereta and some regional dishes like KBL (kadios, baboy and langka), bicol express, sinuglaw, tuna panga and many more. Among the desserts, the lambanog tiramisu was a crowd favorite, with its strong coconut vodka taste that is balanced by the sweet and creamy tiramisu. All these delectable Filipino treats were crafted and perfected under the guidance of heritage cuisine expert, Jessica Avila.

Mila Espina and Nelia Neri
Mila Espina and Nelia Neri
Culinary Consultant Jessica Avila, Designer Dexter Alazas and Director of Sales and Marketing Lara Constantino-Scarrow
Culinary Consultant Jessica Avila, Designer Dexter Alazas and Director of Sales and Marketing Lara Constantino-Scarrow

To be in accord with the all-Filipino theme, Dexter Alazas’ Amano, a beautiful collection that was made of hablon, a traditional woven fabric.

In its fourth year, Independencia went all out as it presented regional dishes that represents the different subcultures of the Philippines, all united with the universal love of food.

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