Food enthusiasts will have the chance to savor the richness of the Negrense rural delicacies, street food, and vanishing cuisine at the Negros First Food Park at the west wing of the Panaad Park and Stadium in Bacolod City, during the 25th Panaad sa Negros Festival on April 14-22.
The Food Park is a joint project of the Office of the Governor, Office of the Provincial Agriculturist, and the Philippine Councilors League Negros Occidental Chapter, a press release from Capitol said.
Heritage dishes, like the Batad and Ginat an nga Tilapia and snacks, such as Padinki and Puto Taktak, by the women of the Rural Improvement Club, will be featured.
The beneficiaries of the Provincial Veterinary’s Office will also prepare Manok nga Papisik and Binacol. The Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources will also introduce their marine byproducts through their fish cart project, the press release said.
Chefs April Justiniani and Michellin Lacson of Yummy Yummy and Big Daddy’s Diner, who also managed last year’s Negros First Food Booth at the Negros Trade Fair in Makati, will feature their Molecular Gastronomy.
Organic food advocates, Dr. Annabelle Villanueva, of the 26 Herbs Garden and Restaurant, and Mia Gonzaga, president of Negros Slow Food Convivium, will also demonstrate Slow Food and the Art of Taste to students and tourism stakeholders.
Cool sundown and cocktail music will be presented by CPAC String Quartet during the opening day. Other performers will include the Beats and Pieces, Aire Acoustics, and a Reggae Night by Cali Island.
To date, more than 20 food concessionaires have signified to join the food fair, the press release added.*
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