Food shorts: Independence Day, Pride Month and more

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MANILA – Check out some of the latest news on the local food scene.

LASA INDEPENDENCE DAY FOOD FESTIVAL IN DUSIT THANI

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The Pantry at Dusit Thani Manila celebrates Independence Day with Lasa, a Filipino food festival that pays homage to the country’s heritage and history from a culinary perspective.

Chefs Hernan Christian from Luzon, Gil Jucaban from the Visayas and Datu Shariff Pendatun from Mindanao will each contribute specialties from their respective regions.

Alongside the meal, there will be an art exhibition featuring local artists.

The Lasa Filipino Food Festival will be held at the Pantry from June 10th to 19th. A curated weekend buffet is priced at P2,500++ per person, while there is a special a la carte menu on weekdays.

KOOMI AVO HAPPY DAY YOGHURT CAKE

Avo Nice Day Yoghurt.  Jeeves de Veyra
Avo Nice Day Yoghurt. Jeeves de Veyra

When Koomi opened its 85th store at the Cash & Carry Mall, the yogurt brand unveiled a new offering for its yogurt cake range.

Avo Nice Day Yoghurt Cake is made with layers of gluten-free almond dacquoise, mashed avocados and yoghurt cream, topped with crushed pistachios and served in a convenient mug.

The new Avo Nice Day Yogurt Cake, along with the Waterberry Wonder and the Mango Moo, is now available at Koomi stores in Metro Manila.

SEBASTIAN’S ICE CREME CELEBRATES PRIDE MONTH

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Sebastian’s Ice Cream celebrates Pride Month with the return of its Pride Pops and Rainbow Ice Cream Cake.

Available this month are the Rainbow Pride Pop – featuring Strawberry, Orange, Mango, Green Apple, Blueberry and Grape to represent the six stripes of the rainbow flag; the Bear Pride Pop – flavored with stripes
with chocolate, Nutella caramel, coffee, vanilla, black sesame and black cocoa; and the Transgender Pride Pop – a Yakult-based Ice Pop made from layers of Blackberry Yakult, Strawberry Yakult, and Original Yakult.

The layers of the Rainbow Ice Cream Cake consist of Ube Cake, Blueberry Ice Cream, Avocado Ice Cream, Lemon Cake, Orange Sorbet, Strawberry Sorbet & Sweet Cream Ice Cream with crunchy milk crumbs, topped with rainbow white chocolate and finished with a touch of edible golden glitter .

Pride Pops are all P95 each, while the Rainbow Ice Cream Cake is available in whole 9-inch cakes at sebastiansicecream.com for P1,650 and in slices for P155. Available all month at sebastiansicecream.com and the Podium store.



INDEPENDENCE WEEKEND MNL BEER FESTIVAL

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The Filipino craft beer community is celebrating Independence Day weekend with a very special MNL Beerfest.

“This is our comeback festival event since the pandemic and we are very excited to feature NEW brewers in the lineup,” says MNL Beerfest Event Director Cherry Genato.

MNL Beerfest attendees can sample 100 different beers from El Deposito Brewery, Cerveza Sagada Craft Brewery, Santa Maria Montalban Brewery, Boondocks Brewing, The Perfect Pint Santiago Brewery & Malthouse, Beer Bunny, Engkanto, Manila Mashers Homebrew Club, The Marc’s & Tony Brewing Co., Mitchell’s Backyard Brewery, Flat Foot Brewing Co., Nipa Brew, Katipunan Craft Ales/PCK, Drink it Now Pare!, Crows Craft Brewing & Distilling Co., Paco Brew & Baler Brewing Company, Calle Brewery, Madbul Cerveza Artesena , Gypsy Brewing Guild and much more.

The festival will be held from June 10th to 12th, 2022 from 4:00 p.m. to midnight at the Greenfield District Mayflower Parking in Mandaluyong City.

GLENLIVET 12 LICENSED DRAM

    Glenlivet Licensed Dram.  Jeeves de Veyra
Glenlivet Licensed Dram. Jeeves de Veyra

The Glenlivet follows its latest limited edition release, the Illicit Still, with the new Licensed Dram.

The Glenlivet Licensed Dram commemorates the whiskey maker’s license to distill whiskey in 1824. This expression is still based on its 12 year old single malt with enhanced richness and flavor through double cask aging in first fill ex-bourbon casks.

The result is a 48% ABV whiskey with more prominent peach notes, a much creamier mouthfeel and a generous, lingering vanilla finish.

The Glenlivet Licensed Dram is available now in select spirits e-stores while stocks last.

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