‘Unli’ seafood fest to headline Capiz fiesta

ROXAS CITY, Capiz (PIA) — At least 16 hotels, restaurants, and resorts that are members of the Association of Resorts, Restaurants, and Hotels in Capiz are working closely with the Provincial Tourism and Cultural Affairs Office for the staging of an unlimited seafood feast on April 12 and 26 at 6:00 in the evening in the Capiz Gymnasium.

The gastronomic adventure dubbed “Surambaw” will feature piles and stacks of seafood like crabs, prawns, shrimps, squids, fish, and shellfish, among others, as one of the highlights of the province’s Capiztahan celebration.

Stacks of seafood like prawns, shrimps, and shellfishes are among the unlimited seafood piled up during the Surambaw Seafood Feast. (Photo courtesy of the Capiz Provincial Government Communications Group)

Launched in 2017, the festival was deferred from 2020 to 2022 due to the pandemic.

It was finally revived in 2023 and rebranded as “Surambaw.”

Surambaw is a traditional fishing implement made of bamboo that is used to lure schools of fish.

“We are preparing about 300 kilograms of steamed crabs, 200 kilograms of steamed shrimps, 100 kilograms of cooked green shells, 5 sacks of cooked oysters, and much more,” said ARRHC president Socorro Sta. Ana for each day of the scheduled seafood buffets.

She is the owner of Sta. Farm Resort in Brgy. Ilaya in Ivisan town.

Further, ARRHC member Letlet Del Rosario of the Espacio Verde Resort in Brgy. Dayao in this city said that the other menus for the buffet include crablets, grilled and smoked fish, dried fish, and kinilaw or raw preparation menus of shellfish, and fruit as well as vegetable appetizers.

Del Rosario, who spearheaded the staging of the unlimited seafood buffet before the pandemic, added that a local band performance will spice up the dinner experience.

The province has earned the moniker “Seafood Capital of the Philippines” because of its abundant aquamarine resources.

The booking of reservations for the seafood feast will be on a first-come, first-served basis.

Each ticket costs P799 from any of the ARRHC members which can be accessed through the Capiztahan 2024 Facebook page.

The Capiztahan will be a three-week celebration from April 11 to May 1, marking the province’s 123rd founding anniversary of the establishment of the civil government of Capiz thru Act No. 115 passed by the United States Philippine Commission on April 15, 1901. (AGP/AAL/PIA Capiz)

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