Foressa for­est glen and sa­vory Spain

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Ex­plore the fla­vors of Spain and ex­pe­ri­ence dis­tinc­tive cui­sine like never be­fore! Re­cently, and like they do an­nu­ally, Cafe Marco at Marco Polo Plaza Cebu pre­sented Sa­bores de Es­paña, head­lined by Cebu’s fore­most Au­thor­ity on His­panic dishes, Gema Luisa Pido. Of course, with her culi­nary team!

We were wel­comed by VIPs at the “Ja­mon Ser­rano” sec­tion: Marco Polo gen­eral man­ager Brian Con­nelly, Ami­gos de Es­paña pres­i­dent Am­par­ito Lhuil­lier, for­mer Hon­orary Con­sul of Spain in Cebu Jaime Pi­cor­nell and the culi­nary guru her­self Gema Pido.

It goes without say­ing that the rest of the evening was spent gorg­ing on sump­tu­ous ta­pas, paella, lengua y “mu­cho mas!”

Viva Es­paña!

From the city’s choice ur­ban high­lands, to a 300-hectare res­i­den­tial com­mu­nity, Aboiti­z­land launched Foressa Moun­tain Town, in the tran­quil moun­tains of Can­so­moroy, Balam­ban, where the air is vi­brant, sus­tain­able and whole­some!

In a com­mu­nity that val­ues nature as its most pre­cious amenity, fam­i­lies can en­gage in such healthy, out­door ac­tiv­i­ties like camp­ing, bik­ing, hik­ing, spelunk­ing, trail rid­ing etc.

Ad­vo­cat­ing the con­cepts of new urbanism and low-im­pact plan­ning, Foressa aims to im­prove the qual­ity of life through walk­a­ble neigh­bor­hoods and place mak­ing. In­ci­den­tally, for those nature lovers and well­ness buffs out there, the bik­ing and hik­ing trails will be ready be­fore the end of the year. Check it out!

Un­der a canopy of stars, Aboiti­z­Land chief ex­ec­u­tive of­fi­cer An­doni Aboitiz teases: “Why set­tle for five-star city living when we can have five mil­lion stars in our home?” Touche!

TEAM. Culi­nary team with Sa­bores de Es­paña’s culi­nary con­sul­tant Gema Pido (third from left), ex­ec­u­tive chef William Stringfel­low and gen­eral man­ager Brian Con­nelly.

PRESENT. Seated from left are Paul Mait­land-Smith, Christine Ta­ga­log, Di­vine Mait­land-Smith and Me­gan Camp­bell. Stand­ing from left are Noy Jopson, Kym Mait­land-Smith and Aboiti­z­Land man­ager for projects in plan­ning Dudes Aboitiz.

VIP. Am­par­ito Lhuil­lier, Marco Polo Plaza Cebu gen­eral man­ager Brian Con­nelly, Gema Pido and Jaime Pi­cor­nell.

FAM­ILY. Kristalle and Wolf Kek­ert with chil­dren Har­vey and Fiona.

LADIES. Di­rec­tor of sales and mar­ket­ing Lara Con­stanti­noS­car­row and Teresin Men­de­zona.

HEADS. Aboiti­z­Land vice pres­i­dent for in­no­va­tions group John Amon, chief ex­ec­u­tive of­fi­cer An­doni Aboitiz, and pres­i­dent and chief op­er­at­ing of­fi­cer Pa­trick Reyes.


GUESTS. Cebu Gov. Hi­lario Da­vide III and Rep. Raul del Mar.

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