The Manila Hotel is delighted to announce an exciting culinary venture that brings together two esteemed establishments for a dining experience that celebrates the vibrant flavors of Laguna province and its heritage cuisine.
Café Ilang-Ilang, The Manila Hotel’s iconic dining destination known for its extensive international buffet spread, has partnered with Calle Arco, an ancestral home in Pagsanjan, Laguna, transformed into a restaurant famous for its authentic Filipino dishes prepared with heirloom recipes. This partnership will showcase Laguna’s annual food festival called Anilag or Ani ng Laguna, which honors the region’s rich culinary heritage.
“We are excited to introduce AniLag to the valued patrons of Café Ilang-Ilang. This partnership presents a wonderful opportunity for us to pay tribute to our cultural heritage,” says EJ Yap, The Manila Hotel’s Assistant Director for Food & Beverage.
Throughout the month of July, patrons of Café Ilang-Ilang will have the opportunity to experience the Anilag festival through a carefully selected menu that will highlight Calle Arco’s revered recipes passed down through generations.
Some of the featured dishes include Binagoongang Crispy Pata, Hurnong Lechon, Kare-Kare (Galapong), Pancit Habhab, Sinigang na Baka na may Langka, Grilled Pla-Pla with Pako, and Kamote de Leche. These dishes are available on a rotating line-up at Café Ilang-Ilang’s lunch and dinner buffet until July 31.