Readers, guests, friends and family who attend the marketmanila eyeball in Cebu on June 25th will be among the first few people to taste the dish in the photo above. I will not divulge what it is until you are in the restaurant. It isn’t complicated at all. Just a twist on a classic. But it is pretty darned good. I suspect it will be a surprise hit on our menu and we only have a limited number of this dish each day. But if you guys tell me it’s horrific, then only we will know. :)
4th Marketmanila Eyeball (and the second Lechon one)
Date: Saturday, 25 June 2011
Where: Cebu City, Philippines
Lunch at the new Zubuchon outlet on at the One Mango Complex, Mango Avenue (more details of venue as soon as I get the formal address) Lunch will be in two shifts so as not to overwhelm the kitchen… Registered guests will receive a 30% discount on their lunch meal that day.
Dinner at the Zubuchon outdoor space, weather permitting, near the Cebu provincial capitol. Marketman’s Lechon Feast at PHP1,000 a head, of which HALF or PHP500 to be donated to charity, probably a feeding program at a nearby public elementary school. Maximum number of guests limited to 40 people. Another ten friends and family members of MM & family are on the list for a total of 50 or so guests…
I will put a post up at NOON on Tuesday, June 7, 2011 and the first 40 people who sign up will be on the list. Please do NOT sign up if you are “iffy” as that would take away spaces from others who might like to attend the event.
In case you want to check out accommodations, here are a few I can recommend:
Casa Escano – A small bed and breakfast well situated practically within walking distance of both Zubuchon venues… It is a converted home of the Escano family, with just 8-9 rooms. It’s like staying in your lola’s or aunt’s home, with friendly staff, good food, and slightly tired rooms. But great value for the room prices which range from about PHP2000+
Mayflower Inn – Right near the provincial capitol building. I have not stayed there, but visitors to the last eyeball found this to be good value as well. Rooms for doubles range from PHP1,200 or so.
Radisson Blu – the 4 star feeling like 5 star hotel beside the SM mall which is 10-15 minutes away from the Zubuchon venues. Marketman can get you preferential corporate rates here if you would like, some PHP4,600-5,000 per room per night.
You may also want to look into the Marriott Hotel or Marco Polo Hotel at the top end of places to stay.