TOUR Flair celebrity chef Sau del Rosario puts the finishing touch on a dish.
Summer food safari begins–from Intramuros to Quezon
Philippine Daily Inquirer / 05:39 AM March 17, 2013
Sisters Dinty Barredo-Keating and Mindy Barredo Perez-Rubio of luxury tour outfit Tour Flair are bringing back their popular Food Safaris, just in time for food adventures this summer.
The Food Safaris are, in themselves, a showcase of Philippine delights. “Not only do guests get to enjoy the country’s natural wonders and learn about our culture by visits to heritage sites, they also get to savor and experience gourmet Filipino cuisine prepared especially by Tour Flair’s signature chefs,” explains Keating.
For this summer’s round of Food Safaris, Tour Flair will be working with a bevy of top local celebrity chefs. Chefs Ado Escudero, Niño Laus, Maj Lazatin and Suzette Montinola will be creating fabulous meals that will showcase regional Philippine cuisine.
For the summer’s first Food Safari on March 21, guests will explore Intramuros and Malacañang, and will be treated to a sumptuous Old Manila Spanish-Filipino dinner and cocktails prepared by Montinola. Chef Suzette, of La Cocina de Tita Moning fame, will also hold a cooking demonstration at The Legarda Mansion.
Experience hacienda-type cooking on April 3 at the enchanting Villa Escudero. Renowned for his culinary art and skills, Escudero, officier maitre hotelier of Chaine de Rotisseurs International association of gastronomy and owner of Villa Escudero, will treat the guests to a mix of Spanish, Filipino and regional cuisine at the Escudero ancestral mansion.
Laus’ signature blend of French and Japanese cuisine will take center stage at the Quezon leg of the Food Safari in the first week of May. Guests will dine in an ancestral house in the picturesque town of Sariaya.
In June, the Food Safari will be held in San Fernando, Pampanga. Guests will delight at Lazatin’s gourmet comfort food, which has both Italian and Thai influences. Lazatin will prepare her delightful concoctions at the Lazatin ancestral home in San Fernando. Built during the American colonial period, the Lazatin ancestral home was declared a Heritage House by the National Historical Institute in 2003.
Aside from the Food Safaris, Tour Flair’s impressive roster of destinations also include Boracay, Banaue and Amanpulo. From premium accommodations in Manila, shopping jaunts in the flea markets of Baguio to scuba diving in El Nido, Tour Flair’s customized itineraries ensure visitors get to enjoy their destinations to the fullest.
For more information, inquiries and bookings, visit www.tourflair.com; tel. 8172738; e-mail [email protected]