Park Inn by Radisson Bacolod celebrates the comeback of the Masskara Festival by offering elevated Negrosanon dishes for tourists to enjoy and locals to rediscover.
Festivities aren’t complete without a feast. Arima, in particular, has prepared classic heirloom dishes crafted to reflect the breadth of Negrosanon cuisine, starting with Ensaladang Talong – roasted eggplant salad with calamansi infused dressing plated heavenly with a tower of crispy fish.
Arima offers two specialty mains, starting with the iconic Bacolod Inasal interpreted with marinated boneless chicken, slow-grilled with annatto oil and garnished with fried onion fritters; and Habichuelas, a Filipino dish of Spanish origins, which consists of pork braised with white beans, tomatoes, and pumpkin.
For desserts, guests may choose between 2 selections. The Halo – Halo Turon – is a perfect union of two well-loved Filipino sweets. It comprises pastry rolls filled with sweetened banana and beans, served with ube ice cream and other halo-halo staple ingredients, capped with a drizzle of chocolate syrup. If you prefer cakes for dessert, try out the Sweet Potato Cake. The dessert comprises layers of vanilla and ube sponge cake, with sweet potato butter and purple yam buttercream, mixed berry coulis, Kamote chip, and garnished with sweet potato compote and burnt meringue.
Celebrations are always partnered with drinks. Marapara Pool Bar and the Lobby Lounge at Park Inn by Radisson Bacolod have produced two locally inspired cocktails worth a shot. Lumay, or enchanting potion in the local dialect, is a deconstructed drink consisting of dark rum, muscovado syrup, dehydrated citrus, and calamansi sour mix served with a side of peanuts. Yuhom, or smile in the local dialect, will surely give glee to any guest due to its glittery look made with white and dark rum, fresh pineapple and orange juice, muscovado syrup with a dash of blue curacao topped with dehydrated fruits. Marapara pool bar live entertainment continues every Friday and Saturday from 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm.
For grabbable items, Dash, the hotel’s 24-hour grab n’ go counter, will also offer artisanal Filipino pastries and bread such as pan de coco, pan Bisaya with coconut, corned beef pandesal, coffee bun with coffee streusel, Spanish rolls, blue ternate sourdough, muscovado cookies, and calamansi crinkles. These items are also perfect for pasalubong.