A copy of the menu dubbed “Contemporary Manila,” to be served at the welcome buffet dinner tomorrow, Nov. 13, for senior ministerial delegates to the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (Apec), has been obtained by Inquirer Lifestyle from sources.
The menu has been approved by government agencies involved in organizing the event, the sources added.
The LJC Group is said to be the caterer to the dinner.
The buffet will consist of chicken galantine, mixed salad greens, and assorted types of bread as appetizers.
There will also be broccoli and pumpkin soup, while main courses include prawns in kamias cream sauce, lamb adobo, grilled boneless chicken with annatto and garlic, braised choice vegetables, bamboo rice with forest mushrooms and steamed rice.
Spaghetti and tagliolini pasta will have two kinds of sauces—Napolitana (tomato and basil) or puttanesca (tomato, capers, olives and anchovy).
Roast US black Angus rib-eye steak will be available at the carving station.
Desserts include assorted rice cakes like suman sa ibus, suman pinipig at sapin-sapin; fruits and Mango Ube Symphony from Bono Gelato.
A separate sit-down menu will have a Pearl of the Orient theme that includes king prawn and forest fern with salted egg for appetizer, and a choice between broccoli and pumpkin soup.
Main courses are lamb cutlets in native garlic and lamb sauce, tuna belly with mango and grain mustard sauce, fine beans and baked tomato, and bamboo rice with forest mushrooms.
The sit-down dinner will have the same desserts as the buffet.
Contemporary Manila will showcase the modern and hip aspects of city life, with graffiti art, hip-hop dance, rap music, skateboard artists, BMX bikers, and alternative bands.
Foreign guests will be treated to rearranged versions of songs that became hits during their youth.
Among the performers are Bituin Escalante, Junior New System, Q York, We skateboard group, Lirah Bermudez, Maya, Nicole Asencio, Edward Benosa and Hotlegs.
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