:: Philippines ‘Grace’ Sydney with fantastic flavours ::
|The Philippines Department of Tourism, Philippine Airlines and San Miguel hosted an opening night dinner for special guests at The Grace Hotel to celebrate the ‘Flavours of the Philippines’ food festival.|
The Grace Hotel, Sydney has been running this festival for the past four years, allowing Australian’s to experience the unique, distinctive style of Philippine cuisine.
Guests were treated to a buffet-style dinner in the Grace Brasserie, sampling the many flavours and delicacies of the Philippines, specially prepared by top Filipino chefs flown in from Manila.
Some of the delicious dishes on offer include lechon kawali (crunchy pork), bam I guisado (egg and glass noodles), kare kare (oxtail stew) and chicken inasal (grilled chicken).
“In the Philippines food and eating is an integral part of our daily lives and it is customary to eat five small meals a day,” Chef Rodito I. Dimatera, head chef from the Philippines said.
“We hope that during this festival, you can taste the diversity of our food from over one hundred and twenty different ethnic groups.”
Grace Hotel General Manager Philip Pratley was excited about the fifth instalment of this ongoing Filipino feast.
“The hotel is delighted to once again host this incredible event, giving Australian’s the opportunity to sample an array of tantalising Filipino fare.”
Department of Tourism Philippines Australia/New Zealand Consuelo Jones told guests, “we do not eat to live in the Philippines, we live to eat.”
Consul General Anne Jalando-on Louis thanked sponsors Philippine Airlines, San Miguel and the Philippines Department of Tourism for their ongoing support.
Philippine Airlines country manager Arnul Pan said the food festival was “a great way to sample traditional Filipino food, cooked under the supervision of authentic Filipino chefs.”
The ‘Flavours of the Philippines’ food festival runs from 10-26 August at The Grace Hotel.
Guests who dine have the opportunity to win return tickets on Philippine Airlines from Sydney to Manila, including 3 nights’ accommodation at the Mandarin Oriental.
Left: Ben Hansberry, Liquid Logic. Centre: Consuelo Jones, Department of Tourism. Right: Arnul Pan, Philippine Airlines.
| ||Philip Pratley with Chefs from Manila.|
| ||Consul General Anne Jalando-on Louis.|
| ||Lechon (Suckling Pig). National dish of the Philippines.|
| ||Flavours of the Philippines.|
| ||Dining at The Grace Hotel Brasserie.|
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