Fusion: The Taste of the Season

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Since its introduction during this year’s edition of the Sandugo Festival, the International Fusion Nights (IFN) has become a part of the Boholano’s merry making, giving the people the opportunity of tasting the different specialty dishes of some of Bohol’s biggest names in the food and beverage service.

The IFN is once again re-introduced in observance of the Yuletide season, with ten locators: eight repeating locators and two first-timers.  Unlike the previous editions, however, the Christmas edition of the International Fusion Nights is loaded with varying nightly entertainment (the last two only had live bands) to pump up the cheerful feel of the Christmas season.

SPOTTED: Yours truly with Ms. Inday Dominise (far left),Head of Bohol Investment Promotion Center (BIPC),
and Mr. Rommel Gonzales (far right), General Manager of The Bellevue Resort and President of
Bohol Association of Hotels, Resorts, and Restaurants (BAHRR).

The different booths offer a delectable assortment of food, fitting for anyone’s taste preference.  First time entrant Bollywood tries to introduce to the public the taste of India with their signature specialty dishes: Indian Chicken Curry and Chicken Pakora.  Rich in spices, Bollywood is sure to spice up your cold evenings.

Those who have a sweet tooth or immense craving for anything that is Parisian (it can also be both) may head to the Gavroche booth which sells authentic French macarons, savory quiches, flavorful tartlets, and miniature croissants.  Side dish galore is offered by Bellevue with an assortment of dimsums and desserts to satisfy your craving appetite.  Each order comes with bottomless iced tea. The Panda Tea Garden stall also has a variety of menu offers from fluffy Red Velvet cakes to appetizing salads.  A must try is their rolled pizza which is sold at the exact quality and size but almost half the prize.  Newly-opened Hola! guarantees the Boholanos a taste of Mexico with their sumptuous tacos, nachos, and burritos.

A taste of Mexico at Hola! booth

Bellevue with Chef Val
The treats found in Panda Tea Garden's booth
For the flavorful or for the savoury? It's your pick at Gavroche.
Authentic French Macarons only at Gavroche. Sold at Php 60.00 for a set of three.

Anyone who wishes to catch their dinner at Plaza Rizal might have a difficulty selecting to which restaurant they would like to eat.  

There is Egay’s Farm that boasts of their viands from farm-grown and organically-produced native products.

Egay's Farm

Cuisina ni Tisay reminds anyone who munch their food a taste of home-cooked meals.  Their ice candy tastes and feels like ice cream, too. 

Cuisina ni Tisay

Just Sizzlin’, Hola’s sister store, takes pride of their sizzling chicken, their signature dish.  It’s crispy on the outside, tender and juicy in the inside, and totally on fire.  

Here's what to expect at Just Sizzlin'!

Tarsier Paprika of Tarsier Botanika changes their menu every night which means, once missed day is one awesome meal missed as well.  

The dessert section of Tarsier Paprika's booth.

SPOTTED: Ted Javellana (far left), father of Miss Silka Bohol 2014 3rd runner up Erin Kate,
with Chief Roderich G. Naseo, head chef of Tarsier Paprika, and some Tarsier Botanika employees.

Those who opt for a more familiar flare might want to visit the booth Payag and order their best selling Chicken-Pork Barbeque Combo.


To those who have missed IFN, head to Plaza Rizal starting six in the evening and check the different booths featuring the different flavors of the world, the taste of the Christmas season.

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