I had a chance to attend the first McCormick Flavor Nation event last Saturday held in Bonifacio High Street. It was a day full of food, spices, games, surprises that wrapped up with music performances during the night. McCormick is the first brand we look for in supermarkets when we are looking for spices and I think this holds true for a lot of people.
Each participant at the McCormick Flavor Nation was given a passport which unlocks access to sample food collaboration at 9 different stalls. Each stall created dishes that made use of the wide range of spices and mixes from McCormick. A bag filled with McCormick Herbs & Spices in single packs, Rice Cookers and a food magazine were also given together with the passport.
Here are my favorites from the different stalls that I sampled.
McCormick Rice Cookers, is a new way to enjoy rice with a flavor twist. Available in Biryani Rice, Hainanese Chicken Rice and Nasi Lemak packs. The sample I tried had raisins and cashews and it tastes just like what you can get from Persian restaurants. You can add just about anything you like to jazz it up.
Bagwings‘ Teriyaki Honey Buffalo Wings and mouthwatering Bagnet, all served in one plate. Now that’s having the best of both worlds.
Korean Chicken Barbeque by The Loud Chef.
Pretty and tasty Cinnamon Pancakes with Ube Ganache by Kanto Freestyle Breakfast.
Spiced drinks and Brew Kettle Beer to quench my thirst. I had a choice between Royal Mojave (McCormick Rosemary Rose Syrup, Vodka, Ruby Grapefruit Juice, Fresh lemon juice, soda water) and Mango Ginger Smash (McCormick Ginger, Mango Jam, Paradise Mango Jam, Very Old Captain Rum, Fresh lemon juice, Soda water).
A series of games and raffles was hosted by Gino Quillamor and Fran Tobias. The contestants gamely participated to the oohs and ahhs of the audience as they tried to guess different McCormick Spices and Meal Recipe Mixes, and different dishes while blindfolded.
After the games, Sabrina Artadi of Sabrina’s Kitchen took the stage to hold a cooking demo showcasing McCormick Herbs and Spices.
Attendees also got to have their pictures taken at The Photo Booth and bring it home as a souvenir.
The festivities culminated with music performances by Basti Artadi, Brad Go, and the Ukulele Philippines Ensemble. I would have wanted to catch the shows but I had a family dinner to attend to.
For more info about McCormick Philippines’ future events, check out their Facebook fan page.
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