Corniche at Diamond Hotel Philippines celebrates the 2nd year of Madrid Fusion with a Spanish Food Festival titles “Fiesta de Sabores Espanola”. The festival will run from April 4-10, 2016 only during lunch and dinner service for P2,580 nett per person. Guest chef for the event is Spanish Chef Edgar Barahona from Hong Kong.
Chef Edgar Sanuy Barahona is the corporate chef of Maximal Concepts and executive chef of Mercedes Me, both in Hong Kong. Chef Edgar trained in Michelin starred Spanish restaurants El Torreo de I’lndia and El Rincon. He was named Chef of the Year in 2013 by Foodie Magazine in Hong Kong.
Spanish food are popular for many things best of which are tapas and there an abundance of choices during the food fest. Assorted Spanish cold cuts and cheeses are the best pairing to start your culinary adventure. My special pick is the slightly translucent smoky meat, it’s so good I think I had one plate of just that.
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I spotted these salt rocks in the Ceviche station, the chef will grate it fresh onto every new batch of ceviche they make. Be sure to get a serving or two as people were neglecting it in favor of the more familiar appetizers.
Clams in Green Sauce. I have no idea what went in to the green sauce and why this was in the mains but miss this and weep. Chef Edgar uses smaller clams which I fell are sweeter and it is really evident int he broth which you can use bread to dip in.
The Gambas could also be found in the mains section of the buffet but is a really good starter also. Crisp and sweet with large slice of garlic.
Paella Mariscos. Forget your notion of paella being piled high with toppings. This is the authentic way were just the rice alone is rich and full of flavor, you won’t even look for the toppings. The rice is thin so there’s lots of soccarat or tutong for those who love that.
Excellent meat choices are the crowd pleaser Cochinillo and these well spiced Lamb Skewers.
For dessert I suggest you skip the familiar churros and get the excellent Torrijas and Natillas. The torrijas are French toast like dusted with cinnamon while the Natillas tasted like a softer tocino del cielo to me.
Head on over to Corniche in Diamond Hotel to treat your taste buds to a Spanish culinary adventure from April 4-10 only.
Fiesta De Sabores EspanolaDiamond Hotel Philippines Roxas Boulevard. cor Dr. J Quintos St.
Telephone no. : 528-3000
Facebook Page: Diamond Hotel Philippines
Website: Diamond Hotel
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