Cavite and Laguna are known food destinations with lots of specialties to offer. By 2020, a roadway will open to provide a faster access to Laguna and Cavite. Giving in to yourdistinct cravings is a problem no more!
The completion of CALAX, a priority project of the government’s thrust for infrastructure building, will pave way for ease of travel through the fast-growing areas of Kawit, Imus, General Trias, Dasmarinas, and Silang in Cavite, as well as Sta. Rosa and Biñan in Laguna. The P34.5-billion CALAx will start from Cavitex in Kawit, Cavite, and end at the SLEx-Mamplasan Interchange in Biñan, Laguna. With eight interchanges and one main barrier, it will consist of a 45-km long four-lane expressway between these two points through congested residential and industrial areas in Kawit, Imus, General Trias, Dasmarinas, and Silang in Cavite, and finally to Sta. Rosa and Biñan in Laguna.
With this, the Metro Pacific Tollways bring us the grandest food trip in Cavite, VIAJE FELIZ: Lasa ng Republika 2. It is happening on July 15, 2017 at 9am to 4pm in the Aguinaldo Shrine, Kawit, Cavite.
A full program of curated activities will include a mini food festival showcasing selected Cavite purveyors, an organic produce and crafts market participated in by members of the Association of Women in Organic Farming, cooking demonstrations by invited celebrity chefs with students of Brookfield Colleges, cocktail mixing and bartending exhibition by Likido Maestro, tours of the shrine, children’s activities, and music, dance and cultural presentations by the students of Cavite National High School and Teatro Baile de Cavite. Aguinaldo Shrine was chosen as the event venue, not merely for its significance in our history, but because it is also the mid-point between CAVITEX and CALAEX. Participating purveyors (please check current list) include Malens, Salinas Food Corp, Aro-en Salt, Big Ben’s, Calle Real, Asiong, The Wild Juan, Pangarap Foundation Inc., and Anvil Publishing. Media Partners include Go Cavite, Drink Manila and Explora.ph. powered by the Republic of Taste Food Network.
Aside from getting taste buds satisfied, the day is also dedicated to giving its guests a tour to Cavite and Laguna’s rich culture and history. Be prepared to go on a field trip and revisit the glory of the past.
Have some more questions? Here are the answers to FAQ’s for you!
1. What are the brands and companies who will be participating on the Food Festival?
Floritas Grill, Siglo Modern Filipino Tagaytay, Malens of Noveleta, Salinas Food Corp, Aro-en Salt, Big Ben’s Imus Langgonisa, Likido Maestro, Baloy’s Bakery, Destileria Limtuaco, Calle Real of Tanza, Asiong Caviteño Restaurant, AWOF- The Association of Women in Organic Farming, The Wild Juan -Tagaytay, Holy Crop, Pangarap Foundation Inc., They will have sample tasting and will be selling food in the premises.
2. What is to be expected on the craft market?
Inukit, is a local craftsman from Tagaytay, who practice sustainability in creating his artwork.
3. Who are the celebrity chefs doing the cooking demo?
Invited chefs are Nancy Reyes, Tatung Sarthou, Jam Melchor, and Likido Maestro Kalel Demetrio they will be cooking traditional Cavite dishes with the students of Brookfield Colleges, Dasmariñas, Cavite.
4. How to avail the tour of the shrine, will there be a schedule? Is there a booth where they can ask regarding the tour?
Yes, there will be an information center within the Aguinaldo Shrine’s Museum. The tour is free as it is run by highly trained volunteers and museum workers. Since they’re volunteers, please feel free to tip them if they satisfy your curiosity!
5. For the children’s activities can you cite specific programs that they kids can do?
There will be family- and children- friendly tours of the Shrine and reading sessions of children’s stories at the Anvil Publishing booth.
6. For the music and dance who are the groups or individuals performing for the shows?
Since this is a local initiative, we have invited the students of the Cavite National High School, Special Program for the Arts who are currently enrolled in Musical Theater, Drama, Music and Dance. They will be performing original productions like 1. Fiesta de Cavite and 2. Kasaysayan ng Kalayaan and the official dance of the province, La Jota Caviteña.
Get your appetites ready! For more information, please send your inquiries to DCVentura@mptsouth.com.
See you there!