The camaraderie and friendship of the Baguio Association of Restaurants (BAR) in Baguio go a long way.
Headed by Michael del Rosario of the McDonalds fast food chain in Baguio and La Trinidad, Benguet and the Sunshine Grocery, the group enjoys pure friendship with his leadership.
A get together to celebrate birthdays, successes, good health, and events welcoming their relatives bind them even more. Their fellowship is beyond their very successful businesses. It’s simply the enjoyment of being with each other. It’s their respite in hard times, like the pandemic. They serve as sturdy shoulders for each other or cry on in times of crisis. Such is the awesome BAR.
For this occasion, Edna Anton, owner of a chain of Sizzling Plate restaurants with her son, Carlos, and daughter-in-law, Karen, hosted lunch for her Australian-based grandson Pocholo and his, wife Catherine, in one of the newest hotels in Baguio, the Ritz Legarda Hotel located at Legarda Road, a 10-minute walk to Session Road.
For Pangabenga 2023, it offers “A Taste of Asia” with Mongolian barbeque, tempura, Filipino dishes, Japchae and desserts galore at a very affordable price. Just call 0927 696 5127 or visit its Facebook account.
Some of the BAR members who joined the get together were: Des and Auring Bautista of Iggy’s and Bonuan Restaurant, Mos, Zeny and Rocky Cating of the Solibao and Ganza Restaurants, Erdolfo and Olive Balajadia of Balajadia’s Kitchenette, Ivy Ng of Hotel Supreme, Sr. Guada of Good Shepherd, Charito Barter and Menchie Villanueva of Venus Parkview Hotel, Antoinette “Toni” Hamada of the Baguio Midland Courier and Judith Pavia, Director Helen Tibaldo of the Philippine Information Agency, Gemma Gardingan Estolas of the Baguio Museum, Angel Bernardo of the University of Baguio and Janet Lu, a former caterer.
Most of the BAR members offer their own Panagbenga 2023 specialty, just visit their Facebook accounts.