The Great Cebu Media Cookout at Marco Polo Plaza

We read them on the papers or online. We see their thoughts on the different food served around the metro and bump into them during different social events and launchings. We also love having them as guests! But what if this time around, we put them in the kitchen and ask them to whip up an exciting dish and serve them in Café Marco – Miele Guide’s 5th best restaurant in the Philippines?

For the first time in the hotel’s history of Culinary Journeys, we proudly bring you The Great Media Cookout! From April 12 – 21, come to Marco Polo Cebu’s Café Marco and feast on the exciting dishes of Cebu’s brightest Media Personalities! From appetizers to desserts, experience for yourself this unique Culinary Journey featuring extraordinary people creating extraordinary dishes with the culinary guidance of Ms. Jessica Avila.


Lifestyle writer from The Freeman and Philippine Star Ms. Honey Jarque-Loop will whip up two family specialties, pollo a la chilindron and lapu lapu al horno. The Freeman’s food writer Dr. Nestor Alonso will make us drool for his jade green prawns, crispy squid rolls and beef in perpetual sauce.

Award winning photojournalist Mr. Tonee Despojo will set aside his camera for a while as he lets us sample his grilled boneless bangus and steamed lapu lapu with sunflower oil. GMA Cebu’s station manager Ms. Ann Marie Tan will be indulging us with local comfort food humba with egg and chicken binacol.

Bubbly TV personality and Sunstar columnist Alexis Yap will also let us try, as he would love to call them, the Alexis’ Simple but Awesome Mango Float and Kini ang Kinilaw. Sunstar Weekend Editor Noel Villaflor will leave us wanting for more rice with his Sisig with Kesong Puti.

And last but not the least, I Luv Cebu brothers Doyzkie Buenaviaje, Edd Buenaviaje and Reymond Buenaviaje will share their dad’s special crispy pata recipe with kare-kare sauce. All these dishes will be available for lunch and dinner, only at the award winning Café Marco!

For inquiries and reservations, call 253-1111 loc 8245 or email [email protected]. Visit their website at For real time updates, like their Facebook page at or follow them on Twitter at @5StarInCebu

Kristine Gianna Roa

Kristine Gianna Roa

Kristine Roa has been blogging since 2007. Her first blog was until she moved and produced She has been a writer at the Freeman Lifestyle Cebu, Philippine Star and Zee Lifestyle Magazine. To contact author, email [email protected]

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