Mark your diaries! This March, Filipino cuisine is set to tempt taste buds at Melbourne Food and Wine Festival (MFWF).
Following a series of sold-out dinners at last year’s MFWF, The Entree.Pinays return in 2020 with three mouthwatering celebrations to capture the vibrant soul of the food we know and love.
In keeping with the group’s mission of cultural advocacy, each event shares and pays homage to our colourful heritage, while encouraging a bright new wave of Filipino culinary talent.
This year, the barrio is bigger than ever. The all-star international lineup features the legendary ‘Lechon Diva’, Dedet de la Fuente, and Manila-based chef JP Anglo of Filipino-Negrense bistro, SARSÁ.
Special interstate guests include beloved food writer and presenter Yasmin Newman, energetic chef Joel Baylon of Shobosho Adelaide, and Miko Aspiras, executive pastry chef at Hilton Sydney.
A proud contingent of Filipino-Melburnians comprises Grace Guinto of Sweet Cora Cakes, Ross Magnaye of Rice Paper Sister, internationally-acclaimed chef John Rivera, renowned chocolatier Santiago Cuyugan, head chef of Platform 270 at DoubleTree by Hilton Migo Razon, and Boba Bar’s Katrina Villegas.
One for the sweet tooths, Cakes & Chikahan puts a spotlight on Filipino desserts – from the soft chew of kakanin to how familiar flavours meet modern patisserie. Discover new ways to indulge.
The highly-anticipated BARRIO Dinner Series is a dynamic collaboration between guest chef JP Anglo of SARSÁ, and head chef Ross Magnaye of Melbourne’s Rice Paper Sister.
Party like a Pinoy on the last day of MFWF at BARRIO Laneway Fiesta, a Filipino street food rendezvous filled with the scent of smoky BBQ.
Barrio X MFWF 2020 presented by The Entree.Pinays is proudly sponsored by Philippine Tours.
The Entree.Pinays will contribute a percentage of all ticket sales to Foodbank Victoria, in support of Australian bushfire relief efforts and food security for all. An opportunity to eat good, while doing good – what could be more appetising?
Video from MFWF 2019:
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