Joji Locsin, President of ANP; MatteoPanetta of GEFI, Milan Italy; Roselu Paloma, VP-Business development of Fair and More; Hazel Rivera of ANP; Joan Monina Zabala, Marketing Officer/International Trade Fair of Management Center Asia, Gardenia de Erit, Executive Director of ANP ; Jojo Vito VP-for Marketing of ANP
Dreaming to join “Milan,Italy Show” during our Lunch at Aboy’s
It was almost 12 NN when I got a call from Joji Locsin,President of the Association of Negros Producers inviting me for a lunch with some guests. At first, I thought I won’t join because the invitation was too late and I was busy at that time re-decorating our showroom at Metrodome.
On the other hand, I thought I was already hungry and “Aboy’s “, the restaurant where they were heading is just near my place–so why not!
When I arrived, they have already ordered for food . So I just simply took my camera and start taking a picture of the food near me. To my surprise, Matteo Pannetta from Milan, Italy also took his camera and started to take pictures of the food, I just realized –he also blogs. W e simply understand each other immediately most especially that his blog is also mostly about his travels.
We started to eat , discussing the upcoming show in Milan Italy but of course not forgetting the food we were eating. We were explaining once in a while some of the food we have that is not so common with our Italian guest.
Matteo showed his delight for the fish Kinilaw of Aboy’s. I also like the Kinilaw because it has a good texture and the balance of the taste. The grilled blue marlin is my all time favorite at Aboy’s — I never ate at Aboy’s without this dish.
Everyone love scallops. I didn’t realize I was the only one who finished one serving because it was served near me (shame). Matteo enjoyed his “buko” and in fact was talking about a product made of coconut to be brought back to Italy. He also gave us a very good picture of the previous and upcoming show in Milan. Of course, I immediately took my calculator how much would it cost me to join the show bring my products with me. I am not only excited about the show but to see Milan of course.
Joining show in Milan? Would it be heating two birds with one stone for me? Maybe…but I will do my feasibility study first. The group dropped by my showroom at Metrodome after our lunch. I didn’t join anymore the subsequent meetings with the same group and with other stakeholders for that day due to my previous commitment
I am not really a big fun of Oyster (Talaba), but at that time I did indulged because it was very fresh and the taste is quite different if it is a new harvest.