La Torta Festival: Celebrating Argao’s Delicacy
Belle Piccio | Sep 29, 2015
La Torta Festival, which started in 2011, replaced Pitlagong Festival. From the name of the festival, it showcases Argao’s well-known delicacy called “torta.”
Torta is a like a cupcake made with egg yolks, sugar, flour, raisins and cheese. What’s unique about this delicacy, it includes pork lard and tuba in its ingredients.
The La Torta Festival is jam-packed with exciting events and activities that promote the customs and traditions of Argao.
RECIPE: Torta Mamon
The festival still focuses on the cultural heritage of Argao, Cebu and highlighting Argawanons practice of making torta during the Spanish time.
The ritual dance showdown and street dancing competitions are just among the main events you should be looking forward to.
How to Get There
From Manila, you can fly to Cebu (Php3500++, round trip, 45 minutes).
From the Mactan International Airport, hire a cab and ask to be dropped at the South Bus Terminal where you can ride a bus going to Argao.
Argao is 67 km away from Cebu City located in the south eastern part of the province