Awesome Greetings from the Manila Food and Wine Festival team!
We are excited to announce the inaugural Manila Food and Wine Festival this coming July 14-27, 2023 in partnership with Department of Tourism – National Capital Region, Cebu Food & Wine Festival, and Resto PH (Official Organization of Restaurant Owners in the Philippines).
We envision to:
1. Establish Manila/The Philippines as the newest Culinary Capital in Asia to increase food tourism in the country.
2. Showcase the best of the Philippines’ food and beverage industry, hotels and restaurants, chefs and restaurateurs, and our national and regional food culture.
3. Fuel the fire of innovation to elevate our Filipino food culture by establishing a food stamping program.
INSPIRED BY CEBU FOOD & WINE
The MFWF will draw food and wine enthusiasts from across the country to celebrate the finest in culinary arts. This festival is inspired by the Cebu Food and Wine Festival, which ran from June 3 to 17, 2023 and now on its third year. It is set to rollout in Manila, Ilocos, and Davao in partnership with the regional Department of Tourism counterparts.
The inaugural Metro Manila festival is set to launch with a two-week festival from July 14 to 27, 2023, in the National Capital Region, with sustaining activities throughout the year.
Related Blog Post: Cebu Food & Wine: The Best Food at Grand Tasting 2023
ABOUT MANILA FOOD & WINE
Manila Food & Wine Festival is a 15 day event spanning multiple venues across Metro Manila. Unlike conventional festivals that are held at a single venue over a few days, MFWF is a collection of pocket events that encourages attendees to visit as many participating venues as possible—exploring Manila and the culture Luzon has to offer.
The festival brings together local restaurants and bars with chefs, mixologists and merchants, to produce special menus and events held over this 15 day period.
To participate in the Manila Food & Wine Festival, please submit your MFWF participation form.
MFWF 2023 CALENDAR
14: Manila Food Wine Festival Grand Opening Night 📍The Westin Manila
13-16: Best of Manila Food & Wine Festival Bazaar 📍Grand Atrium, Shangri-La Plaza
16: Sunday Lunch at Reggie’s Kitchen | Filipino My Way 📍Chef Reggie’s Kitchen
18: ANTIPOLO EVOLUTION📍Tahanan Bistro, Antipolo
12 Hands Collaboration of Antipolo’s Best Chefs
Taste history unfold in every bite.
Taking you through the history of Antipolo’s
Dining Past, Present and Future! featuring:
• Chef Florence Hassig of Vieux Chalet, Antipolo
• Chef Editha Singian, Culinary Extraordinaire
• Monique Tancongco of Moniquecakesph
• Chef Dan Puga of Burrow Café at Antipolo Beehouse
• Chef Kevin Tuason of Tahanan Bistro
• Chef Nikki Macaraig of Tahanan Bistro
The first ever collaboration of all the best chefs
of Antipolo at the most beautiful restaurant
In Antipolo — Tahanan Bistro. One Night Only.
20: CAVITE FRESH! The Best of Tagaytay and Silang Food & Wine📍My Country House, Tagaytay
12 Hands Collaboration Feast of the Best Chefs of Tagaytay and Silang, Cavite!
Inspired by Cavite’s Fresh Produce and Bountiful Ingredients.
Creative Takes as Interpreted by Cavite’s Up and Coming Destinations with the Mystical Taal Volcano front and center featuring…
• Chef Rhea Rizzo, Mrs. Saldo’s, Silang, Cavite
• Chef Rhea Sycip of The Flour Pot, Tagaytay, Cavite
• Chef Jayjay Sycip of The Fatted Calf, Tagaytay, Cavite
• Chef Anthony Mendoza, Tuny’s RestoFarm, Silang, Cavite
• Chef Arnold Gozon of My Country House, Tagaytay, Cavite by The Raintree Group
• Chef Kalel Chan of The Farmer’s Table, Tagaytay, Cavite by The Raintree Group
20 July 2023 Thursday
5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
My Country House Tagaytay
The first ever collaboration of all the best chefs of Silang and Tagaytay
at one of the most beautiful garden restaurant In Tagaytay —
My Country House, Tagaytay. One Night Only.
20: A Journey Through Asian Cuisine 📍Flame, Discovery Primea, Makati City
Traditional flavors meet with modern techniques to create yet another unique and memorable dining experience at Flame featuring:
• Chef Luis Chikiamco
• Chef Sharwin Tee
• Chef Donatella Chua
• Kalel Demetrio
Join Luis Chikiamco, Sharwin Tee, and Donatella Chua for one gastronomic evening featuring a menu of Asian dishes inspired by local dining scene favorites, paired with cocktails by mixologist Kalel Demetrio.
PHP 4,000++ per person
Available seatings: 6:30 p.m. | 7:30 p.m. | 8:00 p.m.
For inquiries and reservations, call +63 2 7955 8888 or email email@example.com
22: Dr. Wine X Aquavit X Agimat Pub Crawl 📍Poblacion Makati City
26: Chef Tom Hines Crossover with Chef Wade Watson 📍Kobe Jones X Bondi & Bourke, Makati
27: Chef Sau vs. Chef Tatung Gala Finale 📍Admiral Club, M Gallery
Admiral Club, in partnership with Manila Food and Wine Festival, presents an exceptional dinner event with great food, wine, and entertainment. Chef Sau Del Rosario, with our very special guest, Chef Tatung Sarthou, will be preparing an indulgent 8-course Filipino menu, honoring the culinary icons of the country: Engracia “Aling Asiang” Reyes, Nora Daza, and Larry J. Cruz.
The dishes will be highlighted by the dessert creations of Admiral Hotel Manila – MGallery’s own Executive Pastry Chef, Christian Monera.
Manila Iconic will be held this July 27, 2023 at Admiral Hotel’s unique rooftop dining destination.
Book your seat at Php 7,000 nett (food & wine).
Use code: Manila Iconic
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August to November 2023 Schedule
NEW CULINARY CENTER OF ASIA
Manila is the new Culinary Center of Asia with the best Filipino Cuisine, as well as South East Asian, Japanese, Spanish, American, European, and Chinese dining destinations comparable with the best the world has to offer.
The Food Festival is a significant contributor to the 4.8 Million Tourists arrival this 2023 by engaging tourist with our food culture and unique food experiences in Manila.
Unleash the power of the Social Media Capital of the world to promote our food tourism and entice tourists to visit us.
OPEN TO ALL NCR+
This collaboration can take form in many ways:
• Chef Collaborations and Crossover Dinners
• Pop up kitchens hosted by guest chefs
• Bar takeovers featuring guest mixologists
• Wine pairings featuring special merchants
• Masterclasses hosted by suppliers at host venues
• Product launches at partnering bars & restaurants
• Exclusive Dinners, Dishes or Discounts during the festival
HOW TO PARTICIPATE?
Here are three ways to join: (There is no joining fee to participate in the festival)
1). DINING Exclusives
Create a limited-edition dining experience that showcases the best of Philippine ingredients, flavors, and food culture. You can create your own special set menu or collaborate with a chef, mixologist, or food expert. We can organize it for you if you can host the venue and ingredients for the collaboration.
2). DISH Innovation
Innovate and create a special Filipino-inspired dish that will be featured during the festival. We will include it as part of the Food Stamping program to certify its provenance, ingredients, and origin story.
3). DISCOUNTS during the Festival.
Promote your restaurants and establishments with a one-time only discounts only available during the festival.
As a participant of the inaugural Manila Food & Wine Festival, we will provide:
1). Marketing Support for your exclusive dining experience, special dish innovation and exclusive discounts from the organizing team, media partners and our content creator friends.
2). Official Use of Manila Food & Wine Festival logo and inclusion in the official MFWF Calendar.
3). Coordination for the Food Stamping certification and Department of Tourism Certification for the restaurants or lifestyle establishments.
To join the Manila Food & Wine Festival, please submit your participation form here.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org or contact Anton Diaz +63 917 5683-627 / Spanky Enriquez +63 928 503-5137 for collaborations, clarifications and consultations.
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Disclosure: Our Awesome Planet is the co-organizer of Manila Food & Wine Festival
P.S. Don’t forget to join the inaugural Manila Food & Wine Festival here.