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MAKATI FEST: THE FOOD PARTY STARTS NOW
[The first ever Makati Food Fest showcases recipes that you can serve this holiday season]


NOVEMBER 12 -A far cry from ordinary food tent fare were the dishes presented last weekend by the Makati City Museum and Cultural Affairs Office (MCAO). Greenbelt 3 Park, which is in the midst of Ayala Center. It was the perfect venue for a gathering of businessmen, wives of the rich and famous, celebrities, and officials of the country’s premier city led by acting mayor Kid Peña to launch the first Makati Food Festival.
Famous and not-so-known chefs cooked their special recipes on the spot, providing everyone the opportunity to pick up valuable tips for holiday party hosting. Leading the cooking demonstrations were Chefs Bambi Lichauco, “Adobo Queen” Nancy Reyes Lumen, and Jean Manuel Montil. A chef from Calidad Española Co., a food company producing authentic Spanish chorizos, wowed the crowd with easy-to-prepare dishes from Spain. CONTINUE READING...

ALSO FROM THE INQUIRER: Best int’l cuisines take centerstage at the 1st Makati Food Fest


NOVEMBER 11 -Hon. Antonio Rufino, Consul, Portugal; Comm. Yabut; Armita Rufino, President, Filipino Heritage Festival; H.E. Johny Lumintang, Ambassador, Indonesia; Gerhard Zimmer, Chairman House Committee, German Club Manila; Hon. Romulo V. Peña, Mayor, Makati City; Mryna Fernandez, Assistant Vice President, Ayala Land Corporation and Michael Hasper, Deputy Head of Mission, German Embassy
The city government of Makati through its City Museum and Cultural Affairs Office (MCAO) will be launching the first Makati Food Festival (MFF) featuring Filipino and international cuisines on November 6 to 8, 2015 at Greenbelt 3 Park, Ayala Center. Acting Mayor Kid Peña said the three-day food festival will be open on the said dates from 11:30 am to 2 pm, and then reopen from 5 pm to 9 pm. She said cooking demonstrations led by renowned chefs will also be held at the venue, along with free food tasting. Peña said the event is aimed at creating a venue where the best Filipino cuisines and those coming from other nations will be introduced. “We are happy that our city is finally launching its very own food festival. We will be having cuisines from Germany, Spain, Portugal, Belgium, Indonesia and a whole lot more. People will learn them through cooking demonstrations, and the best part is, they will enjoy it too as there will be food tasting,” Peña said. Some four renowned chefs will be leading the cooking demonstrations during the event. For the food festival’s opening on Friday, November 6 at 5 pm, Chef Bambi Lichauco will lead the cooking demonstration. On Saturday, November 7 at 11 am, Chef Nancy Reyes Lumen, known as the “Adobo Queen”, will lead the cooking demo, while Chef Jean Manuel Montil will take his turn at 5 pm. READ MORE...

ALSO From the Business World: 1st Makati Food Festival opens this weekend (Nov 6 to 8)


Makati to host local, international food fest INQUIRER PHOTO THE CITY government of Makati will hold the first Makati Food Festival featuring Filipino and international cuisines on Nov. 6 to 8 at Greenbelt 3 Park, Ayala Center. The festival will be open from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., and then reopen from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. on those days. There will be cooking demonstrations led by renowned chefs, along with free food tasting. Dishes from Germany, Spain, Portugal, Belgium, and Indonesia will be demonstrated and served. Chef Bambi Lichauco will lead the cooking demonstration on Nov. 6 at 5 p.m., while “Adobo Queen” Nancy Reyes Lumen will hold a demo on Nov. 7 at 11 a.m., with chef Jean Manuel Montil taking his turn at 5 p.m. On Nov. 8, a chef from Calidad Española Co., a company producing authentic Spanish chorizos, will give a cooking demonstration at 11 a.m., and Ms. Lichauco will be back for another cooking demo at 6 p.m. as part of the festival’s closing ceremony. READ MORE...


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The food party starts now by Sol Vanzi

(Images by JOHN JEROME Ganzon)


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MANILA, NOVEMBER 16, 2015 (MANILA BULLETIN) by Sol Vanzi November 12, 2015 -A far cry from ordinary food tent fare were the dishes presented last weekend by the Makati City Museum and Cultural Affairs Office (MCAO). Greenbelt 3 Park, which is in the midst of Ayala Center.

It was the perfect venue for a gathering of businessmen, wives of the rich and famous, celebrities, and officials of the country’s premier city led by acting mayor Kid Peña to launch the first Makati Food Festival.

Famous and not-so-known chefs cooked their special recipes on the spot, providing everyone the opportunity to pick up valuable tips for holiday party hosting.

Leading the cooking demonstrations were Chefs Bambi Lichauco, “Adobo Queen” Nancy Reyes Lumen, and Jean Manuel Montil. A chef from Calidad Española Co., a food company producing authentic Spanish chorizos, wowed the crowd with easy-to-prepare dishes from Spain.

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Señor Juan makes montaditos (Images by JOHN JEROME Ganzon)


Spain's offerings: wines, fruits, cheeses, and cured meats


Crowds lining up for sate ayam and nasi goreng


Senhor Joao Branquinho and his popular Portuguese rice

Among the other international dishes demonstrated and served at the event were meatloaf and goulash soup of Germany, Salmonerejo, mini pork belly montadito, mini montadito adobado with caramelized red peppers, mini Tosta of octopus wrapped in bacon, and mini montadito of garlic chicken with parsley of Spain.

The best of Portugal, Belgium, and Indonesia were likewise showcased: arroz de marisco and carne de porco a alentejana with bread of Portugal, sparkling juice red and lotus Biscoff of Belgium, and satay chicken and nasi goreng of Indonesia.

MONTADOS FOR A CROWD


Montaditos GOOGLE IMAGES

Señor Juan, a distinguished-looking gentleman, introduced me to the montado or montadito, which he deftly and effortlessly served dozens at a time, all the while explaining what Spain’s famous bar chow is all about.

A montado is a flavorful topping “riding” (mounted) on a small slice of baguette. Montados or montaditos, very popular at tapas bars, come in different variants—beef, chicken, pork, sausage, or vegetarian. They can be prepared hot or cold and often require no specific recipe.

To prepare large numbers, simply assemble the ingredients for the toppings and pile them on slices of bread as though preparing small open-faced sandwiches. There are no rules about what makes up a montado. If a topping can sit on a slice of bread, it can be a montado (mounted). So,the sky is the limit. Montados and montaditos will be among the star attractions of the Spanish-themed restaurant in Pasig’s Kapitolyo district, which Señor Juan promises to open soon.

MOIST PORTUGUESE RICE

The aromatic and utterly delicious dish was wet but not soupy, and not paella as we know it. It was Portuguese rice, or arroz de marisco.

Very proudly, a smiling Senhor Joao Branquinho pointed out that the rice was grown organically by natives in Mindoro, using manual labor throughout the many stages of the grains’ production.

At the food festival, his Portuguese rice was among the top crowd favorites, prompting everyone to ask him what restaurant he represented. It turns out the gentleman was not a restaurateur but a businessman introducing Portuguese wines and beer to the Philippines, and was simply glad to represent his country at the festival.

Meeting the two gentlemen more than made up for the traffic-congested trip. Can’t wait for the next Makati Food Festival.


INQUIRER

Best int’l cuisines take centerstage at the 1st Makati Food Fest SHARES: 70 VIEW COMMENTS @inquirerdotnet 04:04 PM November 7th, 2015


Hon. Antonio Rufino, Consul, Portugal; Comm. Yabut; Armita Rufino, President, Filipino Heritage Festival; H.E. Johny Lumintang, Ambassador, Indonesia; Gerhard Zimmer, Chairman House Committee, German Club Manila; Hon. Romulo V. Peña, Mayor, Makati City; Mryna Fernandez, Assistant Vice President, Ayala Land Corporation and Michael Hasper, Deputy Head of Mission, German Embassy

The city government of Makati through its City Museum and Cultural Affairs Office (MCAO) will be launching the first Makati Food Festival (MFF) featuring Filipino and international cuisines on November 6 to 8, 2015 at Greenbelt 3 Park, Ayala Center.

Acting Mayor Kid Peña said the three-day food festival will be open on the said dates from 11:30 am to 2 pm, and then reopen from 5 pm to 9 pm. She said cooking demonstrations led by renowned chefs will also be held at the venue, along with free food tasting.

Peña said the event is aimed at creating a venue where the best Filipino cuisines and those coming from other nations will be introduced.

“We are happy that our city is finally launching its very own food festival. We will be having cuisines from Germany, Spain, Portugal, Belgium, Indonesia and a whole lot more. People will learn them through cooking demonstrations, and the best part is, they will enjoy it too as there will be food tasting,” Peña said.

Some four renowned chefs will be leading the cooking demonstrations during the event.

For the food festival’s opening on Friday, November 6 at 5 pm, Chef Bambi Lichauco will lead the cooking demonstration. On Saturday, November 7 at 11 am, Chef Nancy Reyes Lumen, known as the “Adobo Queen”, will lead the cooking demo, while Chef Jean Manuel Montil will take his turn at 5 pm.

READ MORE...

On the last day of the food festival, Sunday, November 8, a chef from Calidad Española Co., a food company producing authentic Spanish chorizos, will do the cooking demonstration at 11 am. Chef Bambi Lichauco will be back to do another cooking demo at 6 pm as part of the festival’s closing ceremony.

Among the cuisines that will be demonstrated and served during the opening ceremony are meatloaf with bread and Goulash soup of Germany; Salmonerejo, mini pork belly montadito, mini montadito adobado with caramelized red peppers, mini tosta of octopus wrapped in bacon, and mini montadito of garlic chicken with parsley of Spain.

The best of Portugal, Belgium and Indonesia will also be showcased on the first day of the event. Arroz de Mariseo and Carne de porco a alentejana with bread of Portugal; May Sparkling Juice Red and Lotus Biscoff of Belgium; and Satay chicken and nasi goreng of Indonesia.

Participants at the 1st Makati Food Festival include the Filipino Heritage Festival, Ayala Center, Greenbelt, Glorietta, Belinyas, Brakinho, Fly Ace Corp, German Club, Embassy of Indonesia, Italfood and Mgourmet among others. ADVT.


BUSINESS WORLD

1st Makati Food Festival opens this weekend


Makati to host local, international food fest

THE CITY government of Makati will hold the first Makati Food Festival featuring Filipino and international cuisines on Nov. 6 to 8 at Greenbelt 3 Park, Ayala Center.

The festival will be open from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., and then reopen from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. on those days.

There will be cooking demonstrations led by renowned chefs, along with free food tasting. Dishes from Germany, Spain, Portugal, Belgium, and Indonesia will be demonstrated and served.

Chef Bambi Lichauco will lead the cooking demonstration on Nov. 6 at 5 p.m., while “Adobo Queen” Nancy Reyes Lumen will hold a demo on Nov. 7 at 11 a.m., with chef Jean Manuel Montil taking his turn at 5 p.m.

On Nov. 8, a chef from Calidad Española Co., a company producing authentic Spanish chorizos, will give a cooking demonstration at 11 a.m., and Ms. Lichauco will be back for another cooking demo at 6 p.m. as part of the festival’s closing ceremony.

READ MORE...


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Authentic Spanish Chorizos Long Description Calidad Española is a new partnership that started in June 2012.

The partnership is comprised of three friends; Colleen Huenefeld, Myleen Huenefeld and Reena F. Lagdameo who have embarked on a new adventure.

Colleen and Myleen are two sisters who had been living in Spain for the last 40 years and recently moved back to Manila last March. In August 2011, during their last holiday in Manila, they contemplated moving back and explored the possible business opportunities they might have. Their family had always worked in the food industry and after forty years of owning and running a Filipino restaurant in Spain (and over ten of owning and running a sushi factory) they decided to look for something to produce here, in the Philippines.

Their idea of making quality Spanish chorizos was something they thought might work. Upon returning to Madrid, the Huenefeld sisters decided to learn all they could about chorizos and its variants. They worked and studied under the tutelage of their long time butcher. Thereafter, in the wake of numerous trials and errors, the two sisters learned the art of sausage making.

In Manila, Myleen and Colleen were joined by their good friend, Reena, who with her local savvy is in charge of Calidad Española's Imaging, Marketing & Promotions. Reena's family has had the opportunity to live in different parts of the world, where enjoying the many flavours of various cuisines was always at the top of their travel list. Their penchant for travel and great food led the Lagdameo's to open a restaurant at one point, in order to share their love of good food with great company with family and friends alike.

Now, years later, the three partners who are all long time foodies have come together to offer you the traditional flavours of Spain, right in the heart of Manila!

On behalf of the CALIDAD ESPAÑOLA family, we hope you enjoy our chorizos!

Visit us at the SALCEDO MARKET in Salcedo Park! ORDERS: Myleen - +63 (2) 585.6366 / (0917) 524.8270 Colleen - +63 (917) 811.6267 Reena - + 63 (928) 504.5762 Phone +632-585-6366 / 0917.524.8270 / 0917.811.6267 Email calidadespanola2012@gmail.com

FOOD FEST PARTICIPANTS

Participants include the Filipino Heritage Festival, Ayala Center, Greenbelt, Glorietta, Belinyas, Brakinho, Fly Ace Corp., German Club, the Embassy of Indonesia, Italfood and MGourmet, among others.


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