Hola! Marco Polo Plaza’s much-loved culinary journey – Sabores de España — is back from August 17-20, 2017! The Spanish food festival showcases once more the very best that Spain has to offer.
Experience a history of flavors as Marco Polo Plaza Cebu brings us the richness of Spanish gastronomy at Cebu City’s finest.
Amparito Lhuillier, Brian Connelly, Gema Pido, and Jaime Picornell open this year’s Sabores de España
Spain, one of the cultural centers in Europe, is not only well-known for its extraordinary artistic heritage, flamenco music & dance and even bullfights, but also for its undeniably savory cuisine. Spain’s distinctive cuisine brings together unique regional dishes, special ingredients and long-standing influences from Moorish and Arab settlers. Many dishes are prepared today using the same cooking methods and ingredients as they were two or three hundred years ago. With the Philippines being a former colony of Spain, generations of Filipinos have a fondness for Spanish food.
Making of Flaming Coffee
Centuries of Spanish colonization has undeniably influenced our very own Philippine Cuisine. The food of the Philippines reflects on the adaptation of Spanish cuisine. Food historians claim that 80 percent of Philippine dishes are of Spanish origin. Wow! Because the Spaniards formed the elite, dishes adapted by upper-class Filipinos were also Spanish-inspired. Thus many of the party and fiesta dishes and those served for special occasions bear names like relleno, morcon, paella, callos, embutido, caldereta, etc.
For Sabores de España’s 10th installment, Ms. Gema Luisa Pido, Cebu’s foremost authority on Spanish culinary tradition, together with Marco Polo’s team of culinary experts, is whipping up a delectable spread of Spanish dishes. This year, this culinary delight will feature a wide variety of Spanish culinary classics from different regions of Spain. Specialties include jamon serrano, paella, fabadas, lengua estofado, and assorted tapas.
Eat your way through the sumptuous line-up of Spanish dishes together with Cafe Marco’s delicious spread of international cuisines.
So what are you waiting for? Head to Marco Polo Plaza Cebu now! For inquiries and reservations, you may call (032) 253 1111