April is sure to delight the palates of foodies as the Tourism Promotions Board (TPB) and Department of Tourism (DOT) launch Food Month with a delicious line up of gastronomic events and activities.
Kicking off the Food Month is the Flavors of the Philippines, a nationwide, month-long cultural and food festival showcasing the best of each region’s culinary specialties. A prelude to Madrid Fusión Manila (MFM) 2016, Flavors of the Philippines celebrates regional cuisines through various activities such as food tours and tastings, and weekend markets, among others.
The Flavors of the Philippines started with the Paella Gigante Festival last 12 March 2016 at Greenbelt 3, where the country’s largest paella measuring 10-feet in diameter was served. Cooked by some of the most brilliant and renowned chefs in the country, the giant paella was filled with over 600 kg of savoury and flavourful ingredients.
The highlight of Philippine Food Month is MFM 2016 happening on April 7-9 at the SMX Convention Center, Pasay City. The event is a gathering of the most acclaimed Michelin-star chefs from across the globe. With the theme “The Manila Galleon: East meets West”, MFM 2016 will feature the crème de la crème of the culinary field from the western and eastern hemispheres, making it the biggest and most important international gastronomy congress in Asia. It will definitely allow local and international food enthusiasts to sample and enjoy various sumptuous dishes from the different corners of the globe.
Philippine Food Month will culminate with a massive street food feast at the World Street Food (WSFC) Congress 2016 on April 20-24. Happening for the first time in the Philippines, WSFC will feature three components including The World Street Food Dialogue, The World Street Food Awards and The World Street Food Jamboree, where 24 Top International Hawkers from around the world, including India, China, Indonesia, Malaysia, Vietnam, USA, Thailand and Singapore, will showcase their country’s iconic street food.
Indeed, the Philippines offers not just beautiful tourist destinations but also rich and diverse culinary adventures. With the upcoming grand gastronomic events happening this April, travelers definitely have more reasons to visit and experience the country all over again.
To find out more events lined up for the Visit the Philippines Again year, go to: www.itsmorefuninthephilippines.com
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