Corniche: Culinaria Capampangan Food Festival Aligue at Diamond Hotel

Diamond Hotel celebrates a grand Filipino Food Festival at Corniche (see previous entry) through its Culinaria Capampangan prepared by celebrity Chef Sau Del Rosario of Villa Cafe.  Chef Sau is also the chef consultant of Toro Restaurant. 

culinaria capampangan
Genuine flavors of Pampanga, the culinary capital of the Philippines, will be offered for their lunch and dinner buffet from May 10 to 19, 2012.  To add more excitement, you also get a chance to win round trip airline tickets for two to Bohol with accommodations.  The Culinaria Capmpangan Food Festival is in partnership with Philippine Airlines and Crossover 105.1 and Avis Rent-A-Car.
corniche diamond hotel

corniche diamond hotel
It's the first time to visit Corniche for dinner.  Love the elegance and colorful play of lights. 

Culinaria Capampangan by  Chef Sau
Corniche offers the same wide spread of buffet.  But in addition, you can find labels indicating the Culinaria Capampangan dishes.   Here are some of the offerings that I got to try. =D
ceviche with pomelo
Ceviche with Pomelo
adobo, quesong puti and salted egg
Adobo, Quesong Puti and Salted Egg
pancit luglug
Pancit Luglug with Condiments
whole maya maya mayonesa
Whole Maya Maya Mayonesa 
us sirloin bistek with shitake confits
US Sirloin Bistek with Shitake Confits
crispy pata kare-kare with steamed local vegetables
Crispy Pata Kare-Kare with Steamed Local Vegetables 
whole baby lechon with stuffed curried rice (biringhe)
Whole Baby Lechon with Stuffed Curried Rice (Biringhe) 
pork sisig, foie gras and organic egg
Pork Sisig, Foie Gras & Organic Egg
lamb chops kaldereta
Lamb Chops Kaldereta, Local Vegetable Ratatouille 
Ox-Tongue Cream of Mushrooms and Corn
Ox-Tongue Cream of Mushrooms and Corn
Pinakbet with Shrimp and Crispy Pata
Pinakbet with Shrimp and Crispy Pata
Aligue Fried Rice
Aligue Fried Rice
Tibok tibok, Brazo de Maiz, Halaya Ube, Pina and Mango  and Halo Halo
Tiboktibok, Brazo de Maiz, Halaya Ube, Pina and Mango
and Halo Halo (clockwise from back left)
Other Desserts
This isn't part of the Culinaria Capampangan but they were just so irresistible.  Don't ever miss the gelato!  We tried all flavors and we loved them all. =D

my meal
What I Had
Their salmon sashimi, maki, baked oysters and peking duck never fails to impress me.

To join the celebration, I took all the Culinaria Capampangan dishes I could find:
  • Chicken Galatina Roulade - moist, tender and flavorful just how I prefer it
  • Cerviche with Pomelo - our group loved this
  • Fried Catfish Fillet with Buru (Fermented Rice) and Vegetables - a unique dish to try
  • Adobo, Quesong Puti and Salted Egg - thin crust pizza with the right saltiness
  • Corn Soup with Crabmeat - different from others I've tried
  • Whole Baby Lechon with Stuff Curried Rice (Biringhe) - succulent meat and delicious curry
  • Pork Sisig, Foie Gras & Organic Egg - most expensive sisig dish I've tried
  • Pancit Luglug with Condiments - always something enjoyable to eat
  • Lamb Chops Kalereta, Local Vegetable Ratatouille - delicious and tender lamb shanks 
  • Ox-Tongue Cream of Mushroom and Corn - my favorite for the night!
  • Steamed Lapu-lapu with Ginger Soya Sesame Sauce - cooked perfectly with delicious sauce
  • US Sirloin Bistek with Shitake Confits - tender meaty sirloin with tasty shitake mushrooms
  • Crispy Kare-Kare with Steamed Local Vegetables - great-tasting with the superb bagoong
  • Aligue Fried Rice - reminds me of Thai Bagoong rice but on the sweet side
  • Brazo de Maiz - corn with some sort of root crop topped with meringue 
  • Halaya Ube, Pina and Mango - soft and smooth topped with pina, mango and cheese
  • Tiboktibok - light and refrshing Carabao milk pudding
As you can see, every dish I tried were delightful.  My companions and I surrendered to the wide spread buffet with great satisfaction so try Culinaria Capmpangan while you can.

CulinariaCapampangan at Corniche Diamond Hotel
Business Address
Diamon Hotel
Roxas Boulevard corner Dr. J. Quintos Street
Manila, Metro Manila
Business Hours
Lunch: 11am-3pm
Dinner: 6pm-11pm
Payment Options   Cash
Service Charge

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