Monday, July 31, 2023

Café Ilang-Ilang Celebrates the Flavors of Western Visayas

Western Visayas, known for its rich cultural heritage and gorgeous landscapes, is set to entice foodies in August when The Manila Hotel celebrates the region's numerous gastronomic pleasures at Café Ilang-Ilang.

For its latest dining offer, Café Ilang-Ilang has teamed up with Chef Rafael “Tibong” Jardeleza, Jr. — a culinary virtuoso and a passionate advocate of Western Visayas heritage cuisine.

 A Tapestry of Flavors

Café Ilang-Ilang's innovative collaboration brings the flavor of Western Visayas directly to its dining tables. Western Visayas, known as the Philippines' Food Haven, has a vibrant food culture that reflects its history, geography, and cultural influences. The collaboration features a diverse array of dishes, highlighting the region's local recipes, distinct ingredients, and time-honored cooking techniques.

A Champion of Heritage Cuisine

Chef Tibong, who is originally from Western Visayas, has devoted his culinary career to conserving and promoting the region's culinary heritage. His recipes offer a contemporary touch on classic meals, delivering an elevated experience that resonates with both locals and global food fans, drawing inspiration from his upbringing and family traditions.

Embark on a Gastronomic Adventure

Guests can embark on a gastronomic trip at Café Ilang-Ilang, which showcases the tastes, ingredients, and cooking techniques unique to Western Visayas. Throughout the month of August, Café Ilang-Ilang patrons can enjoy selected meals for lunch and dinner buffet. Guimaras Mango with GinamossaTulapo, Laswa, Pancit Molo, PancitEfuven, Beef Morcon, Chicken Binakol, Lengua Estofado, Bitchuelas, Sopa de Ajo, Fabada, Kinilaw na Tanguigue, Paella Negra with Chiperones, Canonigo, and LapazBatchoy Ice Cream are among the weekly featured dishes.

Experience the “Flavors of Western VIsayas” at Café Ilang-Ilang until August 31. For inquiries and reservations, call +632 8527 0011 or +632 5301 5500, or email


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