Live Lechon roasting to treat diners/visitors at Mactan Alfresco
LAPU-LAPU CITY, Cebu, July 1, 2016 More than its magnificent scenery, pristine beaches and rich culture, Cebu has continued to captivate and excite the senses of tourists and travelers with its delectable gastronomy.
A culinary melting pot, Cebu offers hundreds of delicious ways to make a visit memorable, but no trip to the Queen City of the South will be complete without sinking teeth to its culinary pride- the lechon.
Luckily for foodies looking to get a taste of this world-famous yet decadent dish, there’s a place in Cebu where they can enjoy ‘the world’s best pig’ (as recognized by Time Magazine in its Best of Asia 2009 issue) in the most delectable and freshest of ways.
Mactan Alfresco, a covered dining strip patterned after Singapore’s famed hawker centers nestled at Megaworld’s sprawling The Mactan Newtown township in Lapu-Lapu City, is giving tourists a whole new way of experiencing the world-famous Cebu lechon with its very own Lechon Pit.
Located just across the 500-seater food strip, Mactan Alfresco’s Lechon Pit is guaranteed to whet the appetites of tourists even more as they will be able to witness firsthand how the world’s best pork dish is prepared from seasoning to roasting, before being chopped and served in plates.
No less than Cebu’s top lechon-makers and Mactan Alfresco mainstays Ayers Lechon, Cebu Lechon Belly, Ana’s Lechon, will be preparing and roasting their signature lechon dishes in the Lechon Pit, which can hold a maximum of 12 lechons in a given time.
“We believe that we have the best pork dish and the best lechon-makers in Mactan Alfresco. And what better way to showcase Cebu’s pride, the lechon, than giving the tourists an immersive experience, where they can see up-close what goes on in preparing the world’s best pork dish. More than exciting their palates, we hope that through this Lechon Pit, more tourists can have a newfound appreciation of our national dish and hopefully help us promote it to their fellow nouns ”, said Megaworld Senior Vice President and Head of Megaworld Lifestyle Malls Kevin Tan.
Tourists looking to enjoy this one of a kind gastronomic experience can visit Mactan Alfresco and witness live lechon roastings every Saturday and Sunday, from 3PM onwards.
More Fun Experiences at Mactan Alfresco
Tourists can also enjoy the best of Cebuano gastronomy at Mactan Alfresco. Foodies and diners will have their hands full choosing from 11 of Cebu’s finest dining establishments, which showcase Cebu’s well-loved cuisine, from the famous sinugba (grilled foods) to fresh seafood cooked Cebuano-style.
To make their visit even more enjoyable, Mactan Alfresco is also offering meal packages for tourists, allowing them to get a taste of the famed Cebu cuisine all in one go. For inquiries on the meal packages, interested parties may send an email to anabear@megaworld-lifestyle.
Mactan Alfresco is also the best place to experience a slice of the famed Cebuano culture. Every Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 6:30PM 8:30PM, guests at Mactan Alfresco can witness colourful performances showcasing the best of Cebuano culture and tradition.
Mactan Alfresco is located near the main entrance of Mactan Newtown, the country’s first “Live-Work-Play-Work lifestyle township with its own beachfront located in Lapu-Lapu City, Mactan Island, Cebu.