Utzurrum: Spanish spices and ice cream treats

The Scene

“VAMOS a comer!”

This familiar Spanish phrase was echoed throughout the Marco Polo Plaza Cebu following the slicing of the “Jamón serrano” by hotel general manager Brian Connelly. The slicing ceremony officially opened the “Sabores de España” Culinary Journey with its gastronomic array of Hispanic specialties: Lengua Estofada, Seafood Paella, Fabadas, assorted tapas, and of course, the Jamón serrano! Don’t miss the exotic sangria! For “postres,” try churros, leche frita etc.

Guest VIPs—Amigos de España president Myra Gonzalez, Honorary Spanish Consul in Cebu Anton Perdices and culinary consultant Gema Luisa Pido—mingled with the members of media and the Spanish community.

To accentuate the special mood, featured were classic Spanish music accompaniment by guitarists Reginald Bernaldez and Ben Brilliantes, and to culminate the event, the Spanish dance fusion of Julienne Clothilde Berdin of Spotlight Dance Studio.

Viva, España!


You can describe Carmen’s Best Ice Cream with any or all of these adjectives: Soft and creamy, rich and delicious! But to me and many others, it’s just “pure indulgence.” It’s ice cream made the old-fashioned way: No water, no additives, no mass-producing. All craftsmanship!

It all started as a hobby for owner Paco Magsaysay, who dabbled in it simply because he had access to fresh and pure cow’s milk from the family’s dairy farm in Laguna.

Named after his daughter, Carmen, Paco raised the bar on how premium ice cream should taste! Now a small business, he honed his talents further by finishing Penn State’s ice cream short course with the top prize! Never scrimping on ingredients, he sources them possibly, from across the globe.

Among international flavors, try the following: Madagascar Vanilla, Green Tea, Tres Leches, Vietnamese Coffee, Stroopwafel, Secret Breakfast etc. And you can never go wrong with local favorites like Real Macapuno, Coconut etc. Best sellers inbclude Maple Walnut, Hazelnut Fudge, Brazilian Coffee, Salted Caramel and many more!

Rush over to Marco Polo Plaza Cebu, and try them all!


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