Cebu Living launches the year’s first issue with heaps of crave-worthy comfort food and a night of relaxing music.
Launching its first issue of the year, the team behind Cebu Living magazine and 32 Sanson by Rockwell threw a post-Valentines-themed food fair at 32 Sanson by Rockwell, Lahug last Feb. 20. Friends, couples, and families gathered to revel in good music and a sumptuous fare ranging from melted chocolate to Cebu’s beloved dish—lechon! A crowd of almost a thousand dropped by to unwind and have a good time—topping the number of guests from last November’s Weekend Sunset.
Upon entering, attendees were greeted with a fountain of flowing chocolate where they dipped strawberries, biscuits and many other treats. Every guest was pleased to find out there was a wide array of comfort food to choose from—notable among which are Grub Street’s beef stroganoff, Hans Rice Burgers’ bulgogi, spicy pork, and spicy tuna-filled burgers, chili and chorizo hotdogs from Craft Dawgs, grilled goods from My Lunch Box, Poké Nachos, bone marrow and bread from Boy and the Girl by Carnivore Cebu, and of course, the sought-after Tatang’s Lechon. For the more conscientious diners, there were healthier alternatives such as organic smoothies and salads from Kairos by the Lazy Chef and also Tierra Organia Corporation’s black rice, wild honey, and other organic goods that diners could take home.
Seats were filled even before sundown. Some visitors, with their beers from The Social or their shaved ice cream from Sno, took their spots on the picnic mats near the pool—a sight reminiscent of a community picnic. The Wonggoys, Cebu’s homegrown band of brothers, serenaded the crowd with relaxing tunes, followed by an equally enjoyable set by Vincent Echo. Throughout the feast, twelve fortunate Instagrammers were even treated 500-peso worth of gift certificates from the food concessionaires present. To make the experience more meaningful for both the guests and food concessionaires, a portion of all the event’s proceeds were donated to the Children of the Coast Foundation. The evening revelry officially concluded at 10 p.m. yet it was duly extended as groups of friends and families continued to savor their time away from the usual grind and casually wallowed in the romantic and serene backyard ambiance.
This event is presented to you by Cebu Living Magazine and 32 Sanson by Rockwell, and brought to you by Hinge Inquirer Publications with special thanks to McCormick Philippines. Official media partners include Cebu Daily News, Bigseed Public Relations & Events, INQUIRER.net, and ClickTheCity.com.