Diwali Culinary Journey

Sumptuous Diwali Culinary Journey at Cafe Marco

Papadoms, chicken tikka and kebabs

Papadoms, chicken tikka and kebabs

Indian cuisine makes it’s debut at Cafe Marco as Marco Polo Cebu embarks on a new culinary journey in time for the Diwali, India’s biggest and grandest celebration and is also called the Festival of Lights.

I can still remember when I was in Singapore a few years ago and was there during the run up to Deepavali (another spelling version, referring to the lamp, typically used for the occasion) and the streets within Little India were all bright with lights and color. Several interesting sweets were also on sale.

For the Pinoy, Diwali is also a good time to savor Indian cuisine as there are dishes, especially the sweets are offered only at this time. In Cafe Marco, I did enjoy the different offerings. It’s not really that spicy, as most dishes’s fiery temper are toned down for the Filipino palate.

But what really sets apart Indian cuisine is the variety of taste, sometimes bold, sometimes subtle but always leaving a different yet interesting taste to one’s palate. Frankly, as what I’ve discovered with the dishes on offer, it is really not all curry! It’s really an explosion of flavor.

For the Diwali culinary journey, it is being prepared by an Indian chef from Marco Polo Manila and Ms. Aditi Ahuja, an artist and the hotel’s consultant for this particular food event made sure that it is closest to the real thing! Do check out this culinary journey and be ready to be delighted with good Indian cuisine.

Prawn biryani

Prawn biryani

Mixed seafood pakora

Mixed seafood pakora

Different Indian sauces

Different Indian sauces

Dal Makhani

Dal Makhani

Diwali Culinary Journey

Mixed seafood curry

Mixed seafood curry

Makhanwala

Makhanwala

Opening of the Diwali Culinary Journey at the Marco Polo Cebu

Ms. Aditi Ahuja, creative consultant during the opening of the Diwali Culinary Journey at the Marco Polo Cebu

Diwali Culinary Journey
21-26 October 2014
Cafe Marco
Marco Polo Plaza Cebu
Cebu (032) 253 1111 and Manila (02) 887 1263
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Estan Cabigas is freelance photographer, blogger and writer based in Makati City, the Philippines. A true blue Cebuano, he makes stunning images and meaningful photo stories. His work has been published in local and international publications including National Geographic Magazine, Geo (Germany), Sunday Times Magazine (London) and other publications. He is also a peripatetic traveler and has traveled to all 81 Philippines provinces. I'm open for work, collaborations and inquiries, including hotel, restaurant and site features and reviews.

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    October 24, 2014 @ 1:54

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