UNO’s Modern Filipino Taste: A Filipino Feast for All Senses
As a foodie, I pay extra effort to the texture, flavor, and the traditions behind the preparation of the food that I am served. This is why I feel especially happy when I meet people who are as passionate as me when it comes to food.
Recently, a Filipino food festival that celebrates and upholds the Filipino way of cooking was launched in the Queen City of the South. The festival, called “UNO’s Modern Filipino Taste: A Filipino Feast for All Senses”, was launched by the dynamic duo Chef Roland and Chef Jackie Laudico. The launching was held at the UNO Restaurant in the Waterfront Cebu City Hotel and Casino.
A set of new dishes were launched in the festival. The dishes were created by none other than the passionate Laudico chefs, who have established a name in their 17 years of experience in the local and international culinary scene.
Chef Roland and Chef Jackie actively promote Filipino flavors, and I was able to see this not just in their eyes, but through their dishes as well. The food festival aimed to enrich Filipino cuisine by creating and offering more delightful dishes. The festival is set to run until August 31, 2017.
In the launching event, Chef Roland and Chef Jackie prepared more than 50 dishes for the guests.
Some of the dishes that were the highlights of the food festival include Sisig Baskets, sizzling sisig in “rice baskets”, with garlic aioli as toppings; Palabok Bites, Palabok, with the added texture of crunchy Carcar Chicharon; and Sinigang Bites, kangkong chips spiced with tamarind, with complementary Bangus mousse. Cold appetizers such as Kinilaw Spoons, Danggit Macaroon with Laing Mousse and Shrimps, and Sushi-Noy, were added to UNO Restaurant’s menu.
More dishes bombarded us in the festival of flavors, which were: Ngohiong Cones, 3 Kinds Mango Salad, Grilled Ensalada, Spicy Seaweeds and Seafood, Baat & Saba Salad with Uni Dressing, Tinutong na Bam-I, Fried Humba, Binagoongang Lechon, Kimchi Pinangat, Puso Surprise, Grilled Ribeye in Bistek, Lechon Kanding, Bacon Bagnet, and Sinampalukang Turkey.
Meanwhile, Kaldereta Pie, Balbacua Uno, San Miguel Battered Fish with Buro Cream, Nilarang Bouillabaisse, and Pochero con Chowder, are some of the dishes that proved to broaden my definition of Filipino cuisine.
The festival is also said set to launch in the UNO Restaurant in Waterfront Insular Hotel in Davao.
The husband-and-wife Laudico chef duo is one of the famous names in the local culinary scene. The two are the same geniuses behind the Guevarra’s restaurant in San Juan, Metro Manila. Aside from their culinary expertise, the relationship of the couple has been featured in a local television show called Wagas.
The UNO Restaurant in the Waterfront Cebu is known for serving international and local cuisines in an all-day buffet style. The restaurant offers a wide variety of Filipino, Chinese, Japanese, American, and other international cuisine. It is one of the leading restaurants in the Waterfront Group of Hotels, and the festival is expected to add more delicious dishes to its already diverse menu.
The food festival is valued at Php 898.00. For more information, you may contact Waterfront Cebu City Hotel and Casino’s Food and Beverage Team at (032) 232-6888 local 8605.
Waterfront Cebu City Hotel and Casino is one of the well-known landmarks in the City of Cebu and is the premier venue for events and conventions in the country. Waterfront Cebu City Hotel and Casino is located at Salinas Drive, Lahug, Cebu City, Philippines.
*Some the photos courtesy of Waterfront Cebu City Hotel and Casino, Lahug FB Page