Visit InterContinental Manila from March 5 to 24 and enjoy the dinner or lunch buffet at Café Jeepney.
Stop over Aklan is a dining experience for locals and visitors alike where they can select from the sumptuous spreads of Aklan culinary delights in Intercon Manila in Makati City.
Satiate your growing appetite withminatamis na saging sa gata, suman amboeong, ibos, cassava buchi-buchi orsuman latik with coco jam. On your buffet in Café jeepney, don’t forget to try salad ensaladang pako or puso or grilled eggplant salad.
You can also get a taste of well-loved Aklan festive dishes - native chickeninubaran in banana core, and bangus spring rolls. You’ll have to try alsotayuba, a pork leg adobo mixed with banana blossom and fried banana.
Gourmet lovers will delight their taste buds also with binakoe na manok cooked with coconut juice in bamboo tubes. Thebinakoe na manok combines the aromatic lemon grass, laurel leaf, onion, ground black pepper and ginger to create a tasty native chicken in bamboo tubes.
Experience the culture and heritage of Aklan in InterContinental Manila starting the first week of March.
The festival will take place this year to celebrate the culinary flavors, fashion of must-see pina collections and the festive Ati-Atihan spirit from March 5 to 24.
Local chefs will flown be to Manila to spice up the festival with their culinary masterpieces to be served at the InterCon hotel jeepney restaurant’s lunch and dinner.
Street dancers of the award-winning Ati-Atihan tribes of Kalibo, Aklan will also converged in Makati City for the grand opening of Aklan Intercon Hotel Festival on March 5.
Albert Menez, board of director of Aklan Provincial Tourism Council (APTC), said the Black Beauty Boys and Kabog will add to the cultural extravaganza of the colorful afternoon street dancing celebration.
Spectators wanting to catch a glimpse of Ati-Atihan culture will have the Tribal big winning tribes of this year’s Kalibo Sto. Nino Ati-Atihan Festival, dressed in brightly colored uniforms and their bodies painted with soot, dancing in lively beat of drums.
The net income for the 2013 Kalibo Ati-Atihan festival surged to a record P4.745 million, according to a statement of income and expense released by the festival organizer.
While net income of the 2013 festival was 33 percent higher than the 2012 net income of P3.194 million, the Kalibo Sto. Nino Ati-Atihan Foundation, Inc. (Kasafi) also reported P3.930 million in expenses, down 7.42 percent from the expenses of P4.222 million of last year.
Kasafi chairman Albert Menez attributed the strong showing in the mix of festival support from individuals and corporate sponsors and better financial management.
Nothing short but stunning images of the Kalibo Sto. Nino Ati-Atihan celebration.
Photographer Dan Salas of Oyo Torong Street, Kalibo, Aklan took home this year’s top prize in the 2013 Kalibo Ati-Atihan photo contest sponsored by Canon Marketing (Philippines), Inc. and the Kalibo Sto. Nino Ati-Atihan Foundation, Inc. (Kasafi).
The winning photo of Salas shows a Lezo Tribe member with soot on his face and carrying an image of Sto. Nino, in equally lively Ati-Atihan street dancing.
“The photographer used selective focusing by fudging the costumes at the periphery of the frame suggesting motion and energy, yet left the Holy Child image in sharp focus. This is good photography,” a contest judge said of the winning Ati-Atihan photo.
Salas, a hobbyist for almost 25 years, bring home the Canon EOS 650D with 18-55 lens kit as the overall top prize winner.