Sheraton Manila Bay Hosts a Celebration of Filipino Food Preservation Techniques

Sheraton Manila Bay Hosts a Celebration of Filipino Food Preservation Techniques

Get on a journey through time and rediscover the forgotten art of Filipino food preservation techniques at Sheraton Manila Bay. This May 23rd, the hotel transforms into a portal to the past, showcasing the rich tapestry of culinary heritage and traditional methods from Southern Tagalog, Pampanga, Zamboanga, and Cordillera.

Unveiling the Secrets of Local Liquors

The experience commences with an exploration of classic Filipino alcoholic beverages like Lambanog (distilled palm liquor) and Basi (fermented Ilocano liquor). Partnering with Limtuaco Distillery, renowned for its exquisite spirits, Sheraton Manila Bay offers a glimpse into the world of artisanal cocktails. Learn about these unique ingredients and how they are transformed into delightful concoctions.

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A Celebration of Regional Delights

At the heart of this event lies a celebration of heirloom food preservation techniques. Savor the delicate flavors of “Pinais na Sugpo” (Southern Tagalog), featuring fresh prawns and young coconut cooked in banana leaves and coconut cream. Explore the fusion of Spanish and Filipino influences with “Bacalao in Saffron Ravioli” (Zamboanga), showcasing dried salted cod and Malagos Ricotta cheese in homemade pasta.

Travel north to the highlands of Cordillera and indulge in a unique twist on a classic with “Sinigang Pork Etag Burrito.” This dish combines smoky pork belly with Ifugao mountain rice, wrapped in warm flatbread, offering a comforting blend of textures and flavors.

Pampanga’s culinary legacy shines through “Pindang Damulag,” featuring tender beef preserved in a flavorful marinade, served with moringa nachos and Davao chevre cheese. The evening concludes with a delightful “Halo-Halo de lloco,” a celebration of tropical flavors featuring carabao milk, Bacnotan honey, cassava, and local fruits.

Handcrafted Cocktails and Local Delights

Complementing the culinary journey is an array of handcrafted cocktails featuring indigenous spirits like Lambanog and Basi, creatively blended with local fruits and herbs. From the refreshing “Basi Spritz” to the intriguing “Nightcap,” each cocktail is a tribute to Filipino craftsmanship.

Supporting Local Partners

Alongside Limtuaco Distillery, guests can discover and purchase products from La Comida Goa, a local partner offering canned regional specialties like Laing, Bicol Express, and Sinantolan. Inspired by a love for local cuisine and a desire to uplift communities, La Comida Goa promotes Bicolano culture through their delicious offerings.

Don’t miss this unique opportunity to rediscover the forgotten art of Filipino food preservation at Sheraton Manila Bay on May 23rd.