Grand festival seeks to put PH on foodie map
A month-long festival that seeks to make the Philippines a center of food and gastronomy in Asia will be held simultaneously in different malls, restaurants and venues in April.
The Philippine Star reported that Flavors of the Philippine Festival 2016, which will start on March 31, seeks to showcase the country’s food through culinary tours, food trucks, bar crawls, concerts, to agricultural fairs, weekend gourmet markets and bazaars.
The grand festival is reportedly in line with the second run of the Madrid Fusion Manila which bring the world’s best chefs to the country on April 7-9.
“Madrid Fusion Manila has placed the Philippines on the world gastronomical map. There is no better way to celebrate our common cultural history but through enjoying and appreciating good food,” Spain’s Secretary of State for Trade Jaime Garcia-Legaz was quoted by the Star as saying.
Tourism Undersecretary Benito Bengzon said this year’s foodie highlights include the Tapas Exhibition, Market Tours in Old Manila, the Soccsksargen Food and Fashion Event, and culinary heritage tours.