The entire month of April is officially the delicious Food Month in Manila which opens with Madrid Fusion Manila and culminates with the World Street Food Congress at April 9 and 16.
Here are the 10 delicious Food Events you should NOT miss this April in Manila:
APRIL 7-9: MADRID FUSION MANILA
An International Culinary Event you would not want to miss.
Madrid Fusion Manila (MFM) is the first and only Asian edition of Madrid Fusion, the most important international gastronomy congress in the world, celebrated annually in Madrid since 2003. MFM brings together the most acclaimed avant-garde chefs from across the globe. On its first year, the theme of the congress was 'The Philippines and Spain: A 300-year Gastronomic Journey.'
An equally exciting Madrid Fusion Manila awaits gourmet professionals, aficionados and enthusiasts in 2016.
Don't miss this chance to take part in the biggest international gathering of some of the most distinguished and revered names in the world of gastronomy.
In 2016 , in celebration of the 450th anniversary of the Galleon Trade that linked Asia with the Western World, the theme of Madrid Fusion Manila 2016 will be ‘The Manila Galleon: East Meets West’, expanding the gastronomic conversation further, not only between two countries but between two very different parts of the world.
For more info, visit http://www.madridfusionmanila.com/
APRIL: FLAVORS OF THE PHILIPPINES
Join us in celebrating a month-long cultural and gastronomic feast and together, let us experience the exciting and varying flavors from across the Philippines' 7,107 islands. Satisfy your palate through the different food festivals, Dinners with the Stars, Special Flavors of the Philippines Restaurant Menus, roving food trucks, bar crawls, gourmet markets and other gastronomy-related cultural activities.
For more info, check out the Flavors of the Philippines Calendar of Events 2016
APRIL 4-5: DINNER WITH THE STARS WITH 2-MICHELIN STAR CHEF DANI GARCIA
Join New World Manila Bay Hotel’s “Dinner with the Stars” with Celebrity Spanish Chef Dani Garcia from 2-Michelin Star Restaurant in Spain on April 4 & 5.
In conjunction with the global culinary festival Madrid Fusion Manila, and supported by the Philippine Department of Tourism and Spain Tourism Board, this highly anticipated gastronomic event will be held at the ballroom at New World Manila Bay Hotel and feature irresistible cocktails and Chef Garcia’s incredible 10-course set menu with some of the world’s finest wines, courtesy of Philippine Wine Merchants, for PHP10,000 per person, excluding tax and service charge
The avant-garde cuisine is inspired by Antoine de Saint-Exupery’s The Little Prince and the concept of “contradiction” with the contrast of hot and cold elements and opposing textures and flavors. This playful and unique dining experience promises to delight and inspire.
Sweeten your culinary journey with a “Dinner with the Stars Stay” including one night in the Premier Bayview Suite with buffet breakfast, Chef Garcia-inspired tapas and cocktails served in the Residence Club while you savor a breathtaking view of the Manila Bay sunset, followed by the full “Dinner with the Stars” cocktail and dinner experience for two people at PHP28,288, excluding tax and service charge, and based on availability.
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Reserve now to secure your spot, as space is limited. For dinner inquiries and reservations, please call + 63 2 252 6888 or e-mail email@example.com and to reserve “Dinner with the Stars Stay” please visit newworldhotels.com. Step into New World Manila Bay Hotel for an unforgettable evening among the world’s brightest culinary stars!
APRIL 8: 4 HANDS DINNER – WILLIAM MAHI + JUNG SIK YIM
APRIL 9: 6 HANDS DINNER – YOSHIHIRO NARISAWA + VIRGILIO MARTINEZ + CHELE GONZALES
For more info, visit Cross Cultures x Gallery Vask
APRIL 9: HAYOP SA SARAP! NA DEGUSTACION POP-UP
For more info, visit Lechon Degustacion at Pepita's Kitchen
APRIL 10: 6 HANDS DINNER – JORGE VALLEGO + YIM JUNG SIK + CHELE GONZALES
For more info, visit Cross Cultures x Gallery Vask
APRIL 14: CHEF KEVIN CHERKAS
APRIL 17: THE BIG BANQUET 4!
An inspired undertaking by The Blue Leaf, the premiere events destination in the country, in partnership with Our Awesome Planet, the country's number one food and travel blog, The Big Banquet takes couples, families, and corporate teams on a one-of-a-kind gustatory tour, giving them a sneak peek on how the best caterers work their magic in the grandest of settings.
On April 17, 2016, Sunday, book your table to the most delicious gathering of culinary and events experts as The Big Banquet comes back for a fourth serving at The Blue Leaf Events Pavilion in McKinley Hill Village, Taguig City.
-K by Cunanan
-Juan Carlo The Caterer
-The Red Chef
We will still have 2 batches, 11AM to 2PM and 6PM to 9PM.
Awards are the following:
-Best Signature cocktail drink
-Best Signature Dish
-Best Over All caterer = Caterer with the total number of accumulated votes for all categories.
Tickets may be purchased at the Creative Juice office and The Blue Leaf Mckinley office starting today. They may call Gladys at +632 470-9925 for reservation.
APRIL 20-24: THE WORLD STREET FOOD CONGRESS
The brandchild of heritage and street food maven KF Seetoh of Makansutra, the WSFC was created in 2013 largely to capitalise on all the relevant aspects and opportunities of heritage street food culture around the world. It seeks to address three most pressing points of this culinary Street Food culture which serves to be the Pillars of the event:
To Preserve…it’s foodways, heritage and celebrate the culture
To Professionalise.. with a new thinking of delivering , serving and entertaining with street food culture
To imagine new Possibilities.. to seek a new space for tomorrow’s world of street food soldiers to defend and game on.
The WSFC has three segments which serves to Discuss, Celebrate and Recognise the best in the fields through three components at the event:
The World Street Food Dialogue ( a two day Dialogue/ Conference and Hackathon)
The World Street Food Jamboree (a five day street food feasting festival with the best in the world)
The World Street Food Awards ( where up to 10 categories are recognised)
For more info, visit http://wsfcongress.com/
Live an Awesome Life,
Disclosure: I wrote this article with my biases, opinions, and insights.
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