FAVORITE Cebuano fare was re-imagined by lifestyle event stylist Teresin Mendezona and chef extraordinaire Raki Urbina of the Laguna Group of Restaurants during Flavors of The Philippines: Sugbo, a delectably mouth-watering food fest held at The Northwing of SM City Cebu. The event supported the Department of Tourism’s nationwide effort to promote the Philippines as a center for food and gastronomy in Asia.
Having the iconic puso as part of the main decor—this evening event offering more than just your typical Cebuano lechon—Chef Raki prepared an interesting array of not-your-usual dishes, which includes Larsian Bistek (a US Sirloin Sukiyaki cut beef in small skewers), Paella Puso, Manok ni San Miguel served with Pickled Nangka Hilaw (San Miguel Beer marinated Chicken Roast), and Biko Pops, to name a few. Entertainment throughout the evening was performed by singer-songwriter Lourdes Maglinte of home-grown record label, 22 Tango Records.
This gastronomy festival, Flavors of the Philippines: Sugbo, is part of the many food fests happening throughout the country, in Luzon, the Visayas and Mindanao.
Published in the SunStar Cebu newspaper on May 22, 2017.
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