Filipino food takes centre stage at the Melbourne Food and Wine Festival

For the first time, Australia’s iconic food and wine festival brings the spotlight on Filipino cuisine at the Melbourne Food and Wine Festival.


Four renowned Filipino names in the culinary scene – Melbourne’s Ross Magnaye of Rice Paper Sister, Jordy Navarra of Toyo Eatery in Manila, New York restaurateur and cookbook author Nicole Ponsecca, and food and travel writer Yasmin Newman join local food advocates, The Entree.Pinays to introduce Filipino cuisine to mainstream Australian audience.


Drawing on their Filipino heritage, they curated an exclusive ‘Barrio’ menu, providing the entree for Melbourne Food and Wine visitors to immerse themselves in the Philippines’ rich culinary heritage.


‘Barrio’ dinner guests had the opportunity to meet the chefs, as well as experience the specially curated menu, which include classic Filipino food (with a twist) – lamb adobo, kare-kare, kinilaw na talaba, pork at buro, lumpiang shanghai, sinagang na hipon, pritong escabeche, sinangag, leche flan espesyal, cassava keyk at buko sorbetes, and dulce de leche at patis.


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