Panglao Island, May 4, 2018 – At some point, we have come across BE Grand Resort’s Executive Chef, Mike Mandigma, either from his signature twist on the common lechon de leche by stuffing it with a whole chicken and dinuguang rice or maybe from ANC 24/7’s Trending with Kelly as they featured the best of Bohol and Chef Mike’s own version of Bohol Seafood Bouillabaisse.
This Mother’s Day’s weekend-long lunch buffet holds a very special place in Chef Mike’s heart.
“Noong bata pa ako, may maliit na restaurant ang Lola ko na palagi kong pipuntahan. Tinuruan niya akong maghiwa, manghugas, magtimpla – as in lahat talaga doon ko natutunan ang pinaka-basic talaga. Hanggang sa nag high school ako, ako na ang palaging nagbabantay sa restaurant kasi tumanda na ang Lola at nanay ko at hindi na nila masyadong na-asikaso.”
This has then become Chef Mike’s inspiration and motivation to do what he does now.
“Noong nawala na sila sa mundo, nag promise talaga ako sa sarili ko na i-enhance ko ang culinary skills ko para mas mabigyan ko ng pansin kung paano talaga mas mapasarap ang pagluto ko lalo na sa mga recipe na ipinamana nila sa akin. Hindi talaga ito matutumbasan ng kahit ano pang material na kayamanan sa mundo. Dahil dito, parang nasa tabi ko lang sila.”
Quality cooking is Chef Mike’s own way of paying tribute to the most influential women in his life — his Mama & Lola. Cooking is really all about making those who eat your food happy & taste the passion and love that gets poured into it – from handpicking the ingredients, to cooking, up to serving. This Mother’s Day weekend, Chef Mike will be sharing his best-kept family recipe he learned from his Nanay and Mama. A buffet of authentic family recipes and Filipino comfort food, Mother’s Day lunch buffet will be served at The Food Hall on May 11- 13, 2018 from 11:30 AM to 2:30 PM at Php 1,200.00 nett per person. Bring Mom with you and get 30% on the total bill when dining with a total of four (4) adults*. A 20% discount on all spa services is also available during those dates with a lucky draw on Mother’s Day on May 13, 2018.
BE Resorts Group of Hotels is owned and managed by Cebu-based property developer Enrison Land, Inc. (ELI), a family-owned corporation that shares the values of Filipino excellence for global recognition. BE Resorts currently operates two hotels, namely BE Resort, Mactan and BE Grand Resort, Bohol.
For more information, visit www.beresorts.com.