Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, quarantines were forced upon people all around the world. This meant no going outside to see family, no meeting friends— basically, little to no social interaction in the meantime.
While it can be sad that we aren’t able to see anyone else besides those living in our household, we’re doing this for our safety and to ease the stresses and pressure on our healthcare workers.
But it is understandable that we’d have the urge to go out and see a different view other than our garden or backyard, especially with the lockdown taking more time than expected. It’s also understandable that we’d want to eat something new aside from our usual lutong bahay. (Read: Wow, This Plant-Based Lechon Belly Is Worth Trying!)
Food Truck at Sofitel Manila
Initially launched and opened for the holidays, Sofitel Manila’s food truck festival was only meant to be a holiday event. But it became a hit among foodies and people who just want to go out for a while and do something other than lounge on the couch at home, prompting the hotel to reopen the festival and make it available to everyone during weekends, every after sundown. (Read: 3 Open Spaces in the Metro Where You Can Jog, Relax)
The food is served by Sofitel Manila’s very own Sunset Bar, and executive chef Bettina Arguelles is overseeing the operations. Casual food like tacos, burgers, and sausages are served at the food truck festival, and there is also free-flowing drinks!
And what’s more is that you get to watch the famous Manila Bay sunset while having a meal. The venue is open air which is good when trying to prevent the spread of COVID-19, and the venue and staff also follow and implement strict health protocols.
The food truck festival runs every Saturday and Sunday from 6pm to 10pm. Each person has to pay P2,850 to enjoy the food.