May 11, 2012

Culinaria Capampangan Festival w/ Chef Sau Del Rosario at Corniche Diamond Hotel

Diamond Hotel Philippines is featuring Filipino Food Festival this May that highlights genuine flavors from Pampanga prepared by renowned Chef Sau Del Rosario at its premiere dining destination Corniche. Experience Culinaria Capampangan at the buffet from May 10-19 and sample a spread of local dishes dishes from the "Culinary Capital of the Philippines".

Treat yourself to a creative and innovative Capampangan fares such as Lamb Chops Ratatouille in Kaldereta Sauce; US Beef Rib-Eye and Portobello Confits in Bistek Sauce; Gule Marangle (Pinakbet with Tuyo Flakes); Begukan (Binangongan Pampanga style) with Crispy Pork; and Crispy Pata Kare-Kare with Farm Vegetables and Bagoong.

We were privileged to try out Culinaria Capampangan Cycle 1 and sample the culinary wonders of Chef Sau Del Rosario.

Fried Catfish Fillet w/ Buru & Vegetables, Camaru & Vegetable Spring Rolls, Ceviche w/ Pomelo, Chicken Galantina Roulade, Whole Maya Maya Mayonesa 
Adobo, Quesong Puti & Salted Egg Pizza, Corn Soup w/ Crabmeat, Pancit Luglug
US Sirloin Bistek w/ Shitake Confits, Crispy Pata Kare-Kare w/ Veggies, Pork Sisig Foie Gras & Organic Egg
Lamb Chops Ratatouille Kaldereta, Ox Tongue Cream of Mushroom & Corn, Aligue Fried Rice, Pinakbet w/ Shrimp & Crispy Pata
Whole Baby Lechon w/ Stuffed Curried Rice

Notable dishes that you should not miss are the Pork Sisig Foie Gras- though it was not that crunchy, it was really flavorful and sinfully good! 

The Fried Catfish Fillet w/ Buru was something new to my taste buds. I love the crunchiness of the catfish that complemented the mushy and sticky texture of the Buru (fermented rice). 

The Adobo, Quesong Puti & Salted Egg Pizza is another notable dish that includes three great tasting Filipino food and delicacies that gave the usual pizza a unique twist. 

Of course, you should also try the Cripsy Pata Kare Kare with sauce that was creamy and nutty at the same time. 

The Ox Tongue was perfectly soft and tender in thick creamy sauce that I paired with the Aligue Rice

Another must try is the Lamb Kaldereta which despite the gamey flavor from the lamb was still juicy and almost fall of the bone. 

Last but certainly not the least is the Baby Lechon which I no longer need to explain why it's included in my list..Seriously, just because it is Lechon. :)


Ube Haleya, Tibok-Tibok, Brazo de Mais, Tocillo Del Cielo

Moving on to the desserts, aside from sampling the usual desserts from Corniche-Ice cream from their ice cream bar which we managed to try all different flavors, we also tried the Capampangan desserts such as Ube Jaleya, Tibok Tibok, Tocillo del Cielo and Brazo de Mais.

My favorites were the Tocillo del Cielo and Brazo de Mais. Tocillo del Cielo is just like our regular leche flan but this was softer with a custard-like texture that melts in your mouth. On the other hand, what I love about the Brazo de Mais was the light airy texture of the meringue layer followed by the soft and rich mais custard filling.

It was truly a night to remember at Diamond Hotel's Corniche. Great tasting Filipino dishes that everyone must try. Hurry and try the Culinaria Capampangan Festival from May 10-19, 2012.

And to add more excitement, guests availing of the buffet will get a chance to win Roundtrip Airline Tickets for Two to Bohol with Accommodations!

Visit Corniche at Diamond Hotel and rediscover the uniqueness of Capampangan cuisine for only Php 1,600 nett per person. You can also enjoy the buffet with free flowing tropical juices at Php 1,888 nett per person.  For reservations call Diamond Hotel Philippines at 528-3000 local 1121. The buffet promotion is not available in conjunction with other discounts or offers. Prior reservation is encouraged.

Diamond Hotel Roxas Blvd. cor. 
Dr. J. Quintos St. Manila
Contact Number: 528-3000 loc 1121
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