10 Tempting Madrid Fusion Dishes Available Only This April
That's right, you can have a bite of Madrid Fusion Manila, too!
(SPOT.ph) From a giant paella and food trucks to tapas nights and food-themed Spanish film fests, the weeks leading up to Madrid Fusion Manila were intensely flavorful. But the actual event is finally is here: From April 24 to 26, one of the world's most important culinary congresses takes place at the SMX Convention Center.
Not everyone can attend this gastronomic stagecraft, but we just want to remind you that you can join in on the fun. Flavors of the Philippines, a sub-celebration of Madrid Fusion, pulls together some of Manila's most loved restaurants. For the entire month of April, restaurants like CYMA, X046, CIBO, and more are releasing special dishes made especially for the occasion. This is one of the Madrid Fusion activities that everyone can partake in, and we're listing the 10 dishes you shouldn't miss out on.
Grace Park's Mud Crab and Water Spinach Ravioli
Calamansi cream brightens the weight of the taba ng talangka. A break in texture comes courtesy of leek hay.
Grace Park is at One Rockwell, Hidalgo Drive, Rockwell, Makati City. Read more about Grace Park.
Lusso's Croquetas Trio
This luxe Italian restaurant is showing up some Spanish flair with a tri-flavored croquette plate. The three look identical, so go ahead and take a guess. You'll get either Jamon Iberico, Organic Chicken, or Lobster Prawn.
Lusso is at Greenbelt 5, Makati City.
Tapella's Huevos con Morcilla y Sisig
This P235 dish should appeal to the Filipino palate. A pair of gorgeous sunny side-up eggs are flourished with picnic fries, blood sausage, sisig, and toasted garlic. Can't they put this on permanently?
Tapella is at Greenbelt 5, Makati City. Read more about Tapella.
Abe's Adobong Hito Del Rio
Catfish is an excellent ingredient to have, if you know how to really bring out its natural flavors. Obviously, Abe does. The river fish gets that adobo treatment with ginger, mushroom, and soy.
Click here for a list of Abe branches.
CIBO's Pasta Rigatoni
For Madrid Fusion Manila, CIBO is also offering another version of their bestselling spinach dip, but we're incredibly loyal to the one on the permanent menu so we're going for this special pasta dish instead. It comes with chorizo Salamanca, as well as Manchego and Idiazabal cheeses.
Click here for a list of CIBO branches.
8 Cuts's Bruschetta Burger
We're happy to report that this burger is available until May 10 at all 8 Cuts branches. This limited edition item features a house-blend patty with fried tomato, kesong puti, cashews, pickled green mango, fresh basil, and Sauce No. 3.
Manam's Crispy Pork Ribs Sinigang
We're actually praying that Manam integrates this into their menu even after the festivities are over. Get this: pork ribs covered in chicharon and paired with sinigang—a dish we know Manam does extremely well. It's available until May 15. Thank you.
Click here for a list of Manam branches.
Aracama's Chorizo Frito
This isn't a new dish for Chef Fernando Aracama, but it makes a fitting return for Madrid Fusion Manila. When you have good chorizo, all you really have to do is serve it.
Aracama is at The Fort Entertainment Center, Bonifacio Global City.
Arroz con Pato from Lorenzo's Way
Duck and rice? We'll meet you guys at Lorenzo's Way for dinner. This arroz con pato is baked rice embellished with duck bits, Spanish chorizo, and ham.
Lorenzo's Way has branches at Bonifacio High Street Central, Bonifacio Global City; and Greenbelt 5, Makati City.
Fely J's Garoupa with Cilantro
Fely J's has come up with a Filipino degustacion for Madrid Fusion Manila, and a must-try is this lapu-lapu fillet seasoned with cilantro, chili, and garlic then cooked in olive oil and lemon juice.
Fely J's is at Greenbelt 5, Makati City.
Photos from the restaurants' official Facebook pages