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Presidential pica-pica: What’s on the menu at SONA 2015

After President Benigno Aquino III delivers his fifth and final State of the Nation of the Address next Monday, the 800 dignitaries in attendance will repair to a cocktail reception where a spread awaits.

The hot buffet will offer:

  • Black Angus with soft pan rolls with caper mayonnaise at the carving station
  • Bacon wrapped chicken rolls
  • Chicken barbecue kebabs
  • Eastern shrimp rolls with sweet chili sauce (spot cooking)
  • Bread sticks with quattro formaggio artichoke dip
  • Pasta carbonara
  • Cappellini a la puttanesca

The cold buffet will have an assortment of cocktail sandwiches: chicken asparagus rolls, cheese pimiento and tuna pinwheels, crab and olive open-faced sandwiches, and wasabi burgers.

The cheese platters will carry Bleu, Camembert, Brie and cheddar cheese with grapes, crackers, and pâté. The caterers will also server shrimp and capsicum vinaigrette in shot glasses.

For dessert, guests can enjoy cream puffs, chocolate éclairs, and fresh fruit panna cotta. Drinks served will be green tea and raspberry iced tea.

According to Task Force SONA chair House Secretary General Marilyn Barua Yap, the allotted budget for the exclusive event was P700 a head, bringing the total food bill to P560,000 for 800 people.

And here's what the invitation to the SONA looks like: 

— Trisha Macas/BM, GMA News