President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. apparently got an awesome New York food experience in his recent return visit to the city.
Marcos reportedly enjoyed some of the splurge-worthy food and drinks in New York thanks to his bilyonaryo friends who picked up the tab. It was Marcos’ first-ever visit to the United States since his election as the country’s new leader.
In a report by the Bilyonaryo site, Marcos and his party were treated to absolutely fine New York dining spots, including the Cipriani, Sant Ambroeus, Mr. Chow, and Le Bernardin.
Among those who reportedly hosted the luncheons and dinners for the Marcoses were reportedly Jaime Augusto Zobel de Ayala, Sabin Aboitiz, and Michael Tan, the Bilyonaryo reported.
“After Marcos’ speech at the 77th United Nations General Assembly, the Babbler said the President and his group dined at Cipriani on 42nd Street. They also ate at a top Korean restaurant after attending Eric Clapton’s concert,” the Bilyonaryo article read.
“The Marcoses were also treated to a blowout at the fabulous Italian restaurant, Sant Ambroeus on Madison Avenue, and Mr. Chow, a Chinese restaurant with waiters speaking with an Italian accent and a gorgeous interior, which the New York magazine describes as a dining room right out of Al Pacino’s Scarface,” it said.
“The highlight of the Marcoses’ gustatory tour was a dinner for 60 persons at French seafood place Le Bernardin, one of the world’s most expensive restaurants and one of seven with three Michelin stars in New York,” it added.
Marcos’ food trip however was not all in fancy restaurants.
His food experience also included sampling the Filipino dishes at food trucks in New York. The President, his wife, and some politiko allies feasted on pork barbecue, bulalo, pansit, lumpia, and ice cream prepared by the Filipino food trucks.
Marcos earlier bared that his love story with wife Liza began in New York several years ago. They first met and fell in love in the Big Apple. He was pursuing higher studies while Liza was a practicing lawyer in the city then.
President Marcos recently visited the United States, mainly to address the United Nations General Assembly.
On the sidelines of the UN assembly, the Philippine leader held his first face-to-face meeting with US President Joe Biden to reaffirm closer economic and military alliance. He also held a flurry of meetings with the business community, promoting the Philippines is open for business.