Restaurant: Cafe Marco

Address: Marco Polo Plaza Cebu

Tel. No.: (6332) 2531111 extension 8355

Type of Dining: Casual Buffet

Food: Local, Asian and Western

Flying in to Cebu is Chef Danny Dela Cuesta to entice guests of Cafe Marco with his version of Ilocos flavors and delicacies. Marco Polo have been bringing in different tastes and flavors  from around the Philippines and from around the globe to Cebu to let Cebuanos and tourists have a foretaste of what that region has to offer and making Cebu a melting pot of culture and flavors! Ilocos Food Festival at Cafe Marco  runs  from April 8 to 17, 2011.

Dilis at Mani

For appetizer, hankered on “dilis at mani” (Sweetened Anchovies with peanuts). Makes a great beer muncher!

Empanada Batac

One of my personal favorites is the local Ilocano taste of “Empanada Batac.”  Meat and veggies wrapped in an orange crisp dough cloak.

Crispy Dinardaraan

Another Ilocos flavor that delighted us is the Crispy Dinardaraan. Pork meat with intestines in pig’s blood. Dinuguan Ilocos style! numnum!

Cafe Marco’s Ilocos Food Festival Launch was graced by Chef Danny Dela Cuesta and Leyte Governor Imee Marcos and Cebu Governor Gwen Garcia.

Pretty Politicians: Ilocso Norte Governor Ms. Imee Marcos and Cebu City Governor Gwen Garcia

Chef Danny Dela Cuesta