MANILA -- Diamond Hotel Philippines has transformed a section of its restaurant Corniche into a Mexican cantina for its ongoing Buena Comida Mexican Food Festival, which highlights the colors and flavors of Mexican cuisine.
Nachos, flautas, taquitos and quesadillas make up the appetizers for this Mexican feast. A dip section with guacamole, several types of salsas with varying heat levels, and sharp shredded cheese can be used to add more flavor to these bite-sized snacks. The specially prepared Black Bean Guacamole Salsa dip shouldn’t be missed.
Margarita Granita with Spicy Shrimp, and Piquillo Peppers Stuffed with Manchego round out the appetizers.
The carving section features short rib, while the mains include Albondigas (Meatballs), Tequila Shrimp, and the rich Quezo Fundido with chorizo. Mexican rice is thoughtfully included to properly complement the spicy earthy flavors of the mains.
Flautas and quesadillas are part of the appetizers. Jeeves de Veyra
Fully loaded fajita. Jeeves de Veyra
Black Bean Guacamole Salsa Dip. Jeeves de Veyra
Margarita Granita with Spicy Shrimp. Jeeves de Veyra
Albondigas. Jeeves de Veyra
Quezo Fundido. Jeeves de Veyra
Short rib at the carving station. Jeeves de Veyra
A trio of Mexican desserts. Jeeves de Veyra
There is also a fajita section where guests can choose from chicken, beef, and other fillings, then have it prepared so you can enjoy it hot and fresh. Go back to the dip station to add salsa and guacamole and you can have the fajita exactly the way you like it.
The desserts section has a trio of Mexican desserts that include Flan Napolitano with caramel, Manzanaz Almendradas, and Cinnamon Churros with chocolate sauce. Pair these with Diamond Hotel’s homemade ice creams and you’ve got a great sweet ending.
Mexican nationals and employees of the Mexican Embassy are entitled to a discount as a special treat.
The Buena Comida Mexican Food Festival runs only until September 19. Reservations are recommended for lunch and dinner.