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‘A Taste of Negros’

BY CHRYSEE G. SAMILLANO

Chef Don Colmenares, left, and Reena Peña

Victorias Foods Corporation (VFC) collaborated with Negrense chef Don Angelo Colmenares and foodie Doreen Alicia “Reena” Peña to come up with exciting menus by incorporating its products into the cuisine of Negros at Casa Gamboa in Silay City on Wednesday.

With the “A Taste of Negros” campaign, VFC pays homage to its origin while reminding everyone that it is a brand from Negros.

A homegrown food company, VFC, has been known for its more successful products such as the Spanish Style Bangus and Sardines in Soya Oil.

Peña said chefs recommend the use of VFC products because of its good quality. 

“It would be nice to campaign first to our fellow Negrenses to appreciate Negros products, ” she said, adding that Negrenses are known to be foodies and are the most critical client.

Colmenares, meanwhile, said the Negrense taste is very unique compared to other areas in the Philippines.

“Their taste is not so adventurous and they stick to what is familiar, that is always the classic taste in Negros,” he said.

Among the recipes he and Peña prepared for the cookout were Tortilla de Patata con Hamon, Pasta di Sarde “Sardines Paste with Garlic and Kesong de Bola”, Bangus Empanada, Bangus Dip, Ham Sandwich, and Chorizo Pate.*

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