The city government of Makati will be holding its 2nd food festival featuring Filipino and international cuisines beginning today until Sunday at the Greenbelt 3 Park.
Mayor Abigail Binay said the three-day food festival will open from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and from 4:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. She said cooking demonstrations led by renowned chefs will also be held at the venue, along with free food tasting.
For today’s opening, celebrity chefs will be featured in “Fiesta de Paellas”—a tribute to the late Don Anastacio de Alba who popularized paella in the country.
Among the cuisines that will be served during the three-day gastronomic celebration are nürnberger with sanerkrant in a bun and frikadellen with potato salad (Germany); chickpea salad with octopus and codfish, pasteis de nata and pasteis de queijo (Portugal); paella, lengua with rice and callos with rice (Spain); dak bulgogi, kalbi jim, and dweaji bulgogi (Korea); pad Thai (Thailand); and beef rendang, nasi goreng and soto betawi (Indonesia).
On November 5 at 7 a.m., there will be an “Adobo Cooking Contest” at Makati City Hall Quadrangle to be conducted by the “Adobo Queen of the Philippines,” Chef Nancy Reyes Lumen.
On the last day of the food festival, Sunday at 5 p.m., cooking demonstrations will be led by Chefs Lumen and Jaja Andal.