Café Ilang-Ilang Honors the Flavors of Western Visayas

In August, Café Ilang-Ilang at The Manila Hotel will honor the region’s diverse culinary delights. Western Visayas is renowned for its rich cultural heritage and picturesque landscapes.

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Chef Rafael “Tibong” Jardeleza, Jr., a culinary virtuoso and ardent proponent of Western Visayas heritage cuisine, has partnered with Café Ilang-Ilang for its most recent dining offering.

A Weave of Flavors

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Through this innovative partnership, Café Ilang-Ilang brings the essence of Western Visayas directly to its tables. Western Visayas, also known as the culinary Haven of the Philippines, has a thriving culinary culture that reflects its history, geography, and cultural influences. The partnership features a variety of dishes that emphasize the region’s traditional recipes, unique ingredients, and time-honored cooking methods.

A Champion of Traditional Foods

Chef Tibong is a native of Western Visayas, and his culinary journey is profoundly rooted in his passion for preserving and promoting the region’s culinary heritage. Informed by his upbringing and family traditions, his creations offer a modern take on classic dishes, delivering an elevated dining experience that appeals to local and international foodies.

Engage in a Gastronomic Odyssey

At Café Ilang-Ilang, visitors can embark on a culinary journey that celebrates the unique flavors, ingredients, and cooking methods of Western Visayas. Throughout the entire month of August, Café Ilang-Ilang offers a buffet of select lunch and supper dishes. The weekly cycle of featured dishes includes Guimaras Mango with Ginamos sa Tulapo, KBL (Kadios, Baboy, Langka), Laswa, Pancit Molo, Pancit Efuven, Beef Morcon, Chicken Binakol, Lengua Estofado, Bitchuelas, Sopa de Ajo, Fabada, Kinilaw na Tanguigue, Paella Negra with Chiperones, Canonigo, and Lapaz Batchoy Ice Cream.

Café Ilang-Ilang is presenting “Flavors of Western Visayas” until August 31. Call +632 8527 0011 or dial +632 5301 5500 or email r[email protected] for inquiries and reservations.