Have you tried Filipino food yet? If not, now’s the time

Have you tried Filipino food yet? If not, now’s the time

Its location – in buzzing Hardware Lane, an essentially “Melbourne” spot. With big windows looking out on the street, it’ll be glorious when the sun finally shines onto the street.

For the first time this March, Filipino food will take centre stage at a major Australian food festival.

With three events over three days bringing together celebrated Filipino chefs and ambassadors from around the world, the Melbourne Food and Wine Festival showcase will include masterclasses, dinners, discussions and, for the food champions among us, celebration. It’s been a long time coming.

I’m also one of the headliners, joining New York restaurateur and newly anointed cookbook authorNicole Ponseca; Manila’s beloved Jordy Navarra, chef-owner of Toyo Eatery and 2018 winner of Asia’s Best Restaurants Miele One to Watch award; and Ross Magnaye, executive chef at Melbourne’s lauded Rice Paper Sister, where one of the events (a collaborative dinner series named Barrio thanks to sponsors Cebu Pacific) will take place.


By Yasmin Newman


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