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Pista Katumbal Sizzles!

Boracay revellers enjoyed a sizzling night as resident chefs at 7th Note Café whipped out Filipino dishes with a spicy twist for Pista Katumbal on August 28, 2015.

As the home of the reigning chilli cook-off champions, Pista Katumbal is 7Stones Boracay’ way of celebrating the Philippines’ Buwan ng Wika (Filipino Language Month). As a country who loves to eat, what better way to celebrate its lengua franca than through food? Katumbal, you see, is chilli in Hiligaynon (the dialect in Western Visayas, where Boracay is located) and is a common ingredient in many provinces in the country.

Champion chefs Al Barrientos and Jun Gonzaga cooked their hearts out with a feast of Sisig Fried Rice (Pampanga), Kinilaw na Tuna (Cebu), Chicken Inasal (Bacolod), Laing (Bicol), Pansit ala Insarabasab (Ilocos) and Ginataang Puso ng Saging with Dilis (Cagayan Valley). Of course, the dessert was chilli inspired as well—Sili Ice Cream!

Boracay locals and tourists joined in the chilli fiesta and Francisco Dagohoy and Sheena Fulleros of Wendys Apartel Boracay and Metrobank Boracay, respectively, both won an overnight stay at 7Stones Boracay.

The partygoers danced and sang to 70’s disco music, 80’s glam rock and 90’s alternative rock until the wee hours of the night.

Everyone had a good and sizzling night with Pista Katumbal!