Witness the Ajinomoto Umami Challenge on Nov. 27

ILOILO - The Visayas leg of Ajinomoto Umami Culinary Challenge (UCC) will be held at the Iloilo Convention Center on November 27, 2015 from 6:00 AM – 6:00 PM. This event will be a showcase of talent, where the best teams can earn the privilege of representing the Visayas region in the National Cooking Showdown set on January 30, 2016 at the Philippine Trade and Training Center in Manila.

Ajinomoto puts together the best culinary teams from Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao in one (1) cooking arena during the National Cooking Showdown to give each regional finalist opportunities to shine while working on their masterful culinary creations.

In last year’s National Cooking Showdown, Visayas’ Hercor College came in first for the Best Filipino Umami Dish Category, while Luzon’s University of Santo Tomas won My Own Umami Creation Category.

For this year, the contenders from Mindanao will be University of Southern Mindanao for the Best Filipino Umami Dish Category and Liceo de Cagayan University for My Own Umami Creation Category. Both teams competed and topped 18 schools at UCC Mindanao last August 2015.

Regional winners will receive the following prizes: first place winners – gold medals and P10,000, second place winners – silver medals and P8,000 and third place winners – bronze medals and P5,000. Teams who will compete for the National Cooking Showdown in Manila will have a chance to win additional P15,000.

Ajinomoto UCC is the new home where food and culinary enthusiasts meet with a common dedication to unite taste and health in food preparations. The event will be graced by culinary luminaries: Ms. Nancy Reyes-Lumen as Competition Director, and Chef Sau Del Rosario and Chef Eugene Raymundo as competition judges. This event is presented by Ajinomoto Philippines Corporation in partnership with La Germania and Solane./PR

10 Drinks of Christmas at the Promenade

Almost a month before Christmas, Days Hotel Iloilo's The Promenade recently launched its special drinks for this season! 
Drinks Christmas Promenade Days Hotel Iloilo

A L C O H O L I C   D R I N K S
Apple Pie Moonshine (P145.00) - A refreshing cocktail that combines apple juice, cinnamon syrup with a zest of lemon. After having a sip of this drink, I thought that I'll be tasting the typical taste of an apple drink but surprisingly, it really tasted like Apple Pie! The inclusion of cinnamon I guess changed the whole thing. Truly delightful!
The Grinch (P145.00) - A sweet-sour cocktail made of melon liqueur and lemon juice in honor of this famous Christmas character. The perfect blending of the ingredients makes it more interesting than it looks!
Hot Chocolate Peppermint (P145.00) - Just think of a minty hot chocolate for both adults and kids! Topped with soft whipping cream and sprinkled with chocolate bits, this drink is one of my favorites.
Drinks Christmas Promenade Days Hotel Iloilo
Merry Berry Margarita (P145.00) - Celebrate the holidays with this festive frozen alcoholic drink featuring both cranberry juice cocktail and tequila.
Rudolph's Tipsy Spritzer (P145.00) - The drink that keeps Rudolph's nose so red... made with orange juice, lemon-lime drink, cherry juice and vodka. 
Drinks Christmas Promenade Days Hotel Iloilo
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Christmas Eggnog (Hot & Cold - P95.00) - A rich and creamy drink made with fresh milk and pasteurized raw eggs specially designed for cold Christmas nights.
Red Velvet Hot Chocolate (P95.00) - It's back! And easy and decadent Christmas chocolate milk drink topped with whipped cream!
S'mores Hot Cocoa (P95.00) - A luscious hot chocolate with all the flavors of s'mores, chocolate, grahams and marshmallows!
Drinks Christmas Promenade Days Hotel Iloilo
Cranberry Holiday Punch (P95.00) - A great holiday punch of cranberry and lemon juice, with a punch of honey flavor.
Chinese Firebolt (95.00) - A fun drink inspired from a dragon character in the Harry Potter movie concocted with grenadine, coke and lime.
Drinks Christmas Promenade Days Hotel Iloilo
The Promenade
4F Days Hotel Iloilo
Atrium Mall cor. Gen. Luna st.- Bonifacio Drive, Iloilo City