Philippine Embassy in Berne Organizes
Philippine Food Festival in Zurich
part of the series of events undertaken to celebrate the 112th
Anniversary of the Declaration of Philippine Independence, the
Philippine Embassy in Switzerland, led by H.E. Ambassador Maria
Theresa P. Lazaro, organized a Philippine Food Festival at the
Swissotel in Zurich, from June 2 to 12, 2010.
event was a showcase of Filipino cuisine, which captivated guests of
various nationalities from all over Switzerland. Around 30 types of
Filipino dishes and dessert preparations were served for the a
lunch and the dinner buffet, including the famous “lechon
de Cebu” and
the much desired “halo-halo”.
possible this delightful array of dishes was the 5-member team from
Hotel Marco Polo Cebu, made up of 4 Filipino chefs (Mr. Leo
Montemayor, Mr. Lyndon Kong, Ms. Katrina Charmaine Avila and Mr.
Carlos Dingding Jr.), and an attendant /PR assistant, Ms. Zenas Joy
Romeo. The team was especially flown to Zurich for this festival,
courtesy of Singapore Airlines Zurich and Marco Polo Hotel Cebu.
Swissotel co-sponsored and co-organized the event with the Philippine
cooperation from the Department of Tourism (DOT) office in Frankfurt
and the Department of Agriculture (DA) Manila provided additional
cultural elements to the food festival, through the presentation of
Philippine tourism products and services, and the featured “Pinoy
Agri Kart” with Filipino agricultural products and delicacies.
conclusion of the Festival was highlighted with the awarding of
raffle prizes for those who dined at Swissotel during the 11-day
event, to include: two (2) Singapore Airline return tickets from
Zurich to Manila, several days stay in luxurious Philippine hotels
and resorts such as El Nido in Palawan, Bellarocca in Marinduque,
Marco Polo Cebu, Regency Lagoon Boracay and Diamond Hotel, Manila,