Experience a mix of Mindanao flavor and culture can be enjoyed at Waterfront’s dinner buffet featuring dishes by couple celebrity Chef Rolando Laudico as well as delicious desserts by Chef Jacqueline Juarez Laudico.
The people of Davao City who loves to dine out preferring buffet style are in for an interesting and delicious treat of a unique dining experience in the city. It will become more exciting with Waterfront Insular Hotel’s Filipino Food Fiesta Dinner Buffet at Cafe Uno featuring couple celebrity chefs or more known to most of us as Chef Lau and Chef Jackie!
A festive 81st Araw Ng Davao celebration was prepared by Waterfront Insular Hotel for tourism executives, corporate patrons, industry partners and friends from the media and bloggers who were all invited to the exclusive preview of the unique dinner buffet.
Last March 16, I took a chance on the Friday and payday traffic at 5PM, which thankfully was not heavy given it was a holiday, to be at the beautiful and only resort hotel in Davao City. I wanted to see once again the couple celebrity chefs who I have already met a few times before here in Davao culinary events that were held in SMX and SM Lanang in the past few years.
Waterfront guests were first hosted to a cocktail reception at the Vinta Bar patio and served an option of punches – Sapak, a refreshing mix of salabat, watermelon and Benefiber and Davao Punch, a rich mixture of guava, calamansi and pomelo. I tasted the Sapak that had an interestingly distinct taste of citrusy spice.
“With Davao being home to abundant and fresh local produce, we are happy to present a mix of flavor and culture to your dining experience”, said Waterfront Hotel Manager Bryan Lasala in his welcome speech.
Present at the said launch were Guest Celebrity Chefs Rolando and Jackie Laudico.
DOT XI Regional Director Antonio Fernando “Butch” Blanco (center), in between GM Lasala & Chef Lau, was present at the launch in Cafe Uno.
A fusion of Filipino and Mindanaoan cuisine highlighting Maranao and Tausug dishes made with Chef Lau’s signature style of cooking will be featured in Cafe Uno’s dinner buffet starting April 1st.
“Everything is done from scratch, using the best quality and seasonal ingredients we can find”, Chef Lau quipped.
The Maranao and Tausug featured dishes include:
(creamy curried shrimps with grated coconut)
Fish Piyalam (left) – baby Lapu-Lapu in turmeric & lemongrass sauce + Sayur Nangka (right) – young jackfruit curry
Tiyula ltum (left) – beef black soup with burned coconut + Plyanggang Chicken (right) – cooked in coconut milk flavored with burned coconut
I enjoyed tasting the curried shrimps and lapu-lapu in turmeric sauce because I have a fondness for dishes that have coconut or coconut milk and curry. Plus the Lapu-Lapu (grouper) is a popular fave fish which is one of Asia’s most sought after fish and as I grow older, I once again look more for fish dishes when we get to dine buffet style in the city.
Waterfront’s Filipino Food Fiesta dinner buffet starts April 1, 2018 at Cafe Uno for P750 nett per person.
For inquiries and reservations, you may call (082) 233 2881 to 83 local 8700.