The Lechon Eyeball in Cebu is on!!! Please sign up below if you intend to attend. I hope to keep the final confirmed guest list to 40 people or so. I wrote about the possibility of this eyeball a few weeks ago, in this post, and now it is confirmed.
November 15, 2008
11:30 a.m. to roughly 2 p.m.
A few minutes from the Provincial Capitol at the corner of Escario and Osmena Boulevards
Exact address to be forwarded to confirmed guests by email/text before the event.
Lunch served outdoors, weather permitting.
This is a “no-frills” location. Cowboy and cowgirl style. But there are clean functioning washrooms.
Totally casual attire.
On The Menu
At least 3-4 different lechons, 2 of which will be cooked on the premises of the eyeball, weather permitting.
A selection of several other dishes to be announced before the event. Pork is the star attraction. Some likely dishes might include Lechon Sisig a la Marketman, Lechon Sinigang, Lechon Paksiw, etc.
Some grilled seafood will be on offer. Vegetables will have a supporting role. A purely vegan meal would be a bit difficult to eke out of this event. But vegans are of course most welcome!
Dessert might include some fruit, frozen silvanas and other sweets.
PHP1,000 minimum donation per guest. Guests who choose to give more will in effect be donating directly to the Cebu Marketmanila feeding program at a public elementary school. Any excess funds from the lunch will also be donated to the feeding programs. The cost is a bit steep, but I can assure you will leave this lunch completely stuffed.
If you are on any cholesterol, hypertension, or other medication you are eating this lunch completely at your own risk. :)
For out of town guests, there are three lodging options, please contact the first two options directly to make your reservations, they have no idea who Marketman is…
1. Mayflower Inn
Capitol Site, Cebu City
Economically priced hotel/pensionne, a stone’s throw from the Capitol building, and with the added bonus of being steps away from Marjo’s, the hole in the wall pucherohan I wrote about here. Approximately 10 minute WALK to the lunch site.
Singles from PHP896 per night
Doubles from PHP1,232 per night
Triples from PHP1,568 per night
Breakfast is PHP85 per person, without drinks.
Contact Ms. Annabelle Guitierez
2. Casa Escano
A converted family home of the Escano’s, now Bed & Breakfast type set-up in the heart of the city. Although located on a residential street, it is quite busy around those parts. Approximately 8-10 minutes to the lunch site by taxi or car.
Singles from PHP1,590 per night with breakfast
Doubles from PHP1,890 per night with breakfast
Triples from PHP2,390 per night with breakfast
Contact Ms. Melanie Estrera
3. The Marco Polo Plaza Cebu
A five-star property in Lahug, approximately 15+ minutes away from the venue by car/taxi. Marketman’s corporate rates would be used.
Singles from PHP3,700 per night with breakfast
Doubles from PHP4,200 per night with breakfast
I would have to make your reservations directly using our corporate rate, so email me directly if you would prefer to stay in this hotel. You will have to give me your full names and a contact number, preferably a cellphone for the hotel to make the reservation.
Let the reservations begin! :)