The Spanish Chamber of Commerce in the Philippines (La Cámara) successfully held its first edition of La Fiesta –– an event bridging Spain and the Philippines through food and incredible performances.

The celebration was well-attended by more than 300 guests including ambassadors, trade counselors, government officials, F&B professionals as well as tourism professionals, among many others.Held at Las Casas Filipinas de Acucar, Quezon City on February 18, La Fiesta is honors Spanish culture and cuisine featuring Spanish wines, liquor and beer from all the regions of Spain. The region invited for this year is Extremadura located in the west of Central Spain.La Camara President Ruben Camba said in his speech, "The Chamber continues to find ways to highlight the ties between the Philippines and Spain. La Fiesta is not only the perfect venue to witness interaction, but also share cultural tradition."Chef Carlos Garcia from The Black Pig and Chef Francisco Romero from the Parades de Cáceres brought Extremadura to the guests' plates which include regional cheese and Iberian charcuterie platter, Mollu De Bacalao as starter, for the main dish is Iberian pork loin, Cabecero de cerdo Ibérico with ñora peppers, Zorongollo salad, chestnut puree and Quezo Ibores D.O.P cheese sauce, and for dessert are typical sweets and confectionery from Extremadura.Aside from the gastronomy, guests also enjoyed performances from flamenco dancer and teacher Manuela Sanchez of the Artextrema Producciones.This event, which was supported by Embassy of Spain in the Philippines and Alimentos de Extremadura, is the first of what will become an annual tradition for La Camara.

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