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Tuesday, November 5, 2013
THE University of San Carlos Press with Sun.Star Cebu as media partner will launch the coffee table book entitled Hikay: The Culinary Heritage of Cebu by Louella Eslao-Alix on Nov. 8 at Casino Español, 3 p.m. The book with photography by Fr. Jun Rebayla SVD and Rodolfo Alix, contains over 50 recipes plus details on heritage cooking and the culinary arts done the Cebuano way. The 280-page book celebrates the 90th anniversary of the first printed cook book in Cebuano entititled Lagda sa Pagpangluto by Doña Maria Rallos, wife of Don Florentino Rallos, municipal mayor of Cebu.
The Cebu Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CCCI) is coming up with the CCCI Centennial Hymn Competition on Saturday, Nov. 9, at the Ayala Activity Center, from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. Participants are Cebu's leading schools. The hymn, which articulates the vision, advocacies and services of CCCI, was composed by Isagani Villarojo, arranged by Russel Alegado with lyrics by Dr. Mila Espina. Project head is past president Francis Monera.
Isuzu launches its new Dmax model on Nov. 13. The dinner affair, dubbed Challenge The Terrain, will be held at the New Oakridge Pavilion 888.
The month of November has been declared Zonta Awareness Month by the province and city of Cebu to highlight Zonta's vision and mission to help advance education, health, economic, political and social status of women. In this regard, Zonta Club of Cebu 1 (under the stewardship of its president, Lucille Colina) will have its first Top Young Women Professionals Award on Nov. 14 at the Narra Room of Cebu Country Club. Past president Stella Bernabe who chairs the Success Story Committee, says that the honorees are six young female professionals from the Velez College of Nursing and Physical/Occupational Therapy who have established outstanding record of academic achievements.
It was an eye-popping partnership between the Performance and Classic Car Enthusiasts (Pace) and the Fashion Council of Cebu (FCC) when they presented Gear and Glam at the SM Northwing. The presentation showcased the vintage car collections of the Pace members and the original creations of FCC designers against a backdrop of the world's fashion capitals like Tokyo, Paris, London, New York, etc.
Among the collectors are Chris and Jay Aldeguer, Lui Alvarez, Peter Mancao, Grand Benedicto, Kenneth Cobonpue, Darren Deen, Red Durano, Mike Jo, Glenn Soco, Chris Tio, Irwin Miranda, Yong Larrazabal, and more. Featured designers were Philip Rodriguez, Albert Arriba, Yvonne Quisumbing, Arcy Gayatin, Rey Santos, Oj Hofer, Jun Escario, Ditas Rodriguez, Vania Romoff, Cary Santiago, Philip Tampus and Edwin Ao.
Octo-Beer Fest was how Crimson Resort and Spa dubbed its Octoberfest celebration one lovely Friday in October at the resort's beachfront. The setting was dreamy. Rows and rows of long tables set under the stars, white tents sheltering food stations underneath swaying coconut trees, game booths by the beach and a huge stage and dancefloor lording it over the place.
Genial general manager James Montenegro was the smiling and welcoming face at the party which started with an open bar, followed by an authentic and yummy Bavarian dinner—think bratwursts, sausages, ham, pig's knuckles, sauerkraut, salads, cold cuts, fish and many, many more.
Of course beer was flowing like water, and naturally a Beer Drinking Contest for men was not far behind. As for the ladies, there was the Beer Mug Hoisting competition. The famed Bavarian Sound Express was "imported" to provide the music.
Yes, the first Octoberfest of Crimson Resort and Spa was a meticulously planned celebration, thus its overwhelming success! Kudos to general manager (GM) James M and his team.
Published in the Sun.Star Cebu newspaper on November 06, 2013.