This year’s Feast from the Filipino Kitchen at Corniche in Diamond Hotel features one of the hottest private kitchens in Asia, Pepita’s Kitchen. Pepita’s Kitchen has been wowing people with their stuffed lechons and lechon degustation dinners. The festival to celebrate Philippine Independence Day will be held from June 3 to 14, 2105 and is available for both lunch and dinner services.
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- Lechon Degustation
- Hayop na Degustation
From the moment you enter Corniche, there is a fiesta atmosphere with this native themed arch.
Start your meal with something light like this made on the spot Pinoy Salad. Green mango, tomato, salted egg, onions and bagoong for flavor.
After the salad, move on to more indulgent stuff like the innocuous scones paired with Mr. Thomas Butter (Mang Tomas lechon sauce whipped with butter) or the selection of Pate (Laing, Balut, Liver with Mango).
You’ll get your blood pressure and cholesterol levels rising even before hitting the main courses after you have a taste of the Balut Salpicao and Shrimps with Salted Egg.
Kick your food up a notch with an assortment of dipping sauces, something very common in every Filipino table.
Cheers to long life with Miswa with Pork Meatballs and Pancit Parañaque.
The heart of the Filipino feast belongs to the lechon and it comes in the form of 2 Stuffed lechons by Pepita’s Kitchen.
The glistening and crackling skin might be the one that attracts people to a lechon but Pepita’s proves there is more to it. The two stuffed lechons featured in the festival are the Sisig Rice Stuffed Lechon and Truffle Rice Stuffed Lechon. The truffle rice is very aromatic and earthy and is easily a crowd favorite but the sisig rice comes at you with lots of porcine flavor with an added spicy kick.
Love grilled items then the fresh seafood and assorted meat bbq skewers should be your next stop.
The lechon may have taken all your attention but it’s worthwhile to sample some of the other main dishes. I found my favorite non lechon dish in the Humba Roulade with Spanish Chorizo. Thick sausages wrapped in pork and stewed and topped with more Spanish chorizo, it’s a chorizo overload.
Be sure to save room for dessert with a medley of Filipino classics and new twist to your favorite desserts.
Highlight of the dessert spread is Pepita’s Kitchen’s Mango Trifle, layers of custard, cream and mangoes and topped with leche flan.
Peek into the ice cream counter and sample 3 special concoctions created for the food festival. Buko Sorbet (evaporated and condensed milk), Banana, Mangga at Queso, and Ube, Langka at Kasuy. My favorite was the ube with langka ice cream, smooth, creamy and has all the good stuff. The banana, mangga at queso was interesting but it had too much going on for me.
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Other desserts you can try are the Banana Q, Mini Ube Ensaymada and the tricked out Leche flan.
The Feasts from the Filipino Kitchen will be the only time you can sample the best of Pepita’s Kitchen degustation in one spread and in unlimited portions. So be sure to take advantage of this limited time food festival, happening until June 14, 2015 only. Lunch rate is P2,150 nett and dinner is P2,550.
Feasts From the Filipino KitchenCorniche, Diamond Hotel Philippines Roxas Boulevard. cor Dr. J Quintos St.
Telephone no. : 528-3000
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Website: Diamond Hotel
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