The Mansion’s new Sous Chef sets sumptuous feast on V-Day Dinner Buffet

The Mansion Iloilo new Sous-chef Carlos T. Lanzona.

Iloilo’s iconic hotel The Mansion has a new Sous Chef, and he is ready to assemble a sumptuous feast on V-Day Dinner Buffet at The Lobby Cafe restaurant on February 14!

The Mansion Iloilo proudly introduces Chef Carlos T. Lanzona, who’s extensive culinary expertise and youthful vibe will surely bring gracious experience and world class dining treat to Ilonggos and varied guests.

At age 15, Chef Carlos accidentally found his passion for cooking when got hold of Anthony Bourdain’s book Kitchen Confidentials, which he picked up at a rummage sale in his neighborhood. He read it cover to cover and instead of being put off by the intricate world of cooking, he began to romanticized the sub-culture of the “line cook” and decided that kt was his calling.

“If I couldn’t make it as a local icon with a band, I would do it in the kitchen teaching and learning, like Anthony Bourdain would” Carlos recalled. The year after, he enrolled at the Magsaysay Institute of Hospitality and Culinary Arts Incorporated, earning a degree in professional Culinary Arts. And the rest is history.

In The Mansion as a Sous/Outlet Chef, he is responsible for managing the activities and processes, procedures and training of cooks and other kitchen workers engaged in preparing and cooking for the hotel outlets to ensure a quality, efficient and effective food service and product.

Chef Carlos is delighted to serve the following dishes on Valentine’s Day Dinner Buffet, for only P799:

MAIN COURSES: Fish Florentine, Braised Oxtail in Red Wine, Orange and Mustard Glazed Pork Chops, Ayam Goreng Indonesian Fried Chicken, Grilled Seasonal Vegetables with Almond Sauce, Dirty Cajun Rice, and Steamed Rice.

Orange and Mustard Glazed Pork Chops

SALAD BAR: Assorted Salad and Greens – Julienne carrot, Green bell pepper, Red bell pepper, Cherry tomatoes, Olive toasted croutons, Crispy bacon bits, on House vinaigrette and Caesar dressing.

SOUP: French Onion Soup – Sherry wine vinegar, caramelized yellow onions, beef broth, gruyere cheese, French bread

CARVING STATION: Caramelized Apples and Raisin stuffed Pork Roulade – Pork loin, lemon zest, thyme, rosemary, coriander seeds, granny smith

Beetroot and cashew paste ravioli

LIVE RAVIOLI: Beetroot and cashew paste ravioli sauteed in herb butter, Pumpkin and ricotta ravioli

DESSERT: Seasonal sliced fruits, Red velvet cake, Vanilla panna cotta with dark chocolate ganache and strawberry

Add P400 for unlimited drinks: Soft drinks, Juices, Wine and Beer

Delicious pumpkin and ricotta ravioli


About The Mansion

The Mansion Iloilo is one of the most prominent landmarks in Iloilo City-one of the Philippine’s fast-emerging destinations for commerce and tourism. Featuring a unique blend of Chinese, Spanish, and Filipino heritage and architecture , this iconic hotel offers travelers a gracious experience in a landmark destination. The Mansion offers guests a sentimental charm and a calm respite from the city’s rapidly developing business & entertainment districts.


The Mansion Hotel Iloilo facade.

The hotel provides a total of 91 spacious rooms & suites located in its Corporate Building, 3 restaurants namely The Lobby, Pool Club, Freddie’s Kitchen + Bar, a banquet & events convention center that can accommodate over a 1,000 people, a full service salon, and an outdoor swimming pool—all within the 1.5 hectare property nestled at the heart of Iloilo City Proper.


Swimming pool of The Mansion Iloilo

The Mansion Iloilo is also just a short drive away from historical sites Ike Jaro Metropolitan Cathedral, Molo Mansion, and Calle Real; Iloilo business centers, malls, and entertainment complex. Also accessible are friends to Guimaras, Palawan, Bacolod, CDO, and Cebu; and just 45 minutes away , the Iloilo International Airport offers domestic and direct international flights to Hong Kong and Singapore.

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