It’s Cinco de Noviembre and the Bacolod Food Hunters were off to the Adobo and muscovado festival in Silay!
It was a perfect sunny morning and the crystal blue sky smiled down on the beautiful city of Silay which was decked out in tiny flags.
The huge garden of Balay Negrense was packed with people enjoying the adobo festival cook-off!
Martin took the opportunity to take a couple of pictures while Joe and Pat bought the tickets and the food stubs.
The judges were making their rounds and doing taste testing on the finished dishes. There were a lot of photographers and eager foodies trailing behind them taking pictures of the various adobo creations. Martin managed to get a few shots of the judging area. (Apologies in advance because it is so hard to take good pics when a crowd is jostling you. :-))
The first area was the “open to all” area. This is where anybody can join and submit their adobo.
Wow, Grilled Adobo belly with truffle oil!
There were also some dishes that used pasta. Mmmm. Adobo and pasta!
There were also some dishes that looked so cute!
Martin was able to get extremely close to this dish. Hmm I wonder If I could pass as a judge? Just a taste please?
The faces of the chefs were tense and lined with worry as the judges moved around tasting their dishes.
Joe and Pat came back at this point with the tickets for lunch! Now it was time to grab a bite to eat and visit the rest of the festival.
We ran into a few friends and familiar faces at the festival.
The Bacolod Food hunters had a good laugh over the chocolate covered adobo lollipop!
We were able to grab a table and check out the second judging table which contained adobo entries from the local government units. They were pretty good too!
Okay, now it was time for lunch. We took a quick peek at some of what they had to eat and took a couple of pictures.
We had a great time at the adobo festival. The event was a huge success!! Keep it up city of silay! Kudos to the cultural foundation of Negros!
Enjoy the free webcomic about this event!