Saturday, May 6, 2017

European Food Festival 2017

This coming month of May 2017, the EU-Philippines Business Network (EPBN) is hosting the first European Food Festival. During the entire month, participating restaurants around the Metro area will celebrate European cuisine at its finest. The European Food Festival is celebrated in parallel with Europe Month, which also falls in the month of May.

Gourmets and food connoisseurs can expect to experience Europe's authentic cuisine and unique dishes through special menus prepared by participating restaurants. These special menus will only be available for the duration of the the European Food Festival (May1-May31) and will use imported European ingredients.

Guest can participate in the European Food Festival by visiting participating restaurants and ordering from the special European Food Festival Menu. Guest can also stand a chance to win exciting raffle prizes from participating restaurants upon availing of a dish from the special menu.

Participating restaurant and importers include popular favorites such as Balkan, Bar Pintxos Tapas y Mas, Brotzeit, Carpacio, Caruso, Cyma, El Cirkulo, Enderun 101 Restaurant, Espressamente Illy, Illy, Impressions, Italfood Distributors Inc., Fly Ace Corporation, Le Deux Belges Corp., Metro Mart, Paul Boulangerie, Poco Deli, Pomurske MlekarneD.D., Salvatore Cuomo, Tauro by Society Lounge, Cafe' Mediterranean, Maria Louisa's at the Makati Garden Club, Santi's, Suncoast Brands International, Wedenberg International and Wagner Germany Bakery.

EU Ambassador Franz Jessen said that “the European Food Festival is a great opportunity to share with Filipinos the exquisite flavors of the European cuisine right here in Metro Manila. We are very excited to showcase a taste of European through this festival, which is an important part of our Europe month celebrations.”

The European Food Festival also hopes to introduce and promote the use of Geographical Indications, an internationally well known system used to identify a product as originating from a particular country, region, or locality where it's quality and reputation, among others, is linked to where the food comes from.

Organizing the first European Food Festival in the Philippines is very special for us and is quite an honor. The EPBN is very excited to bring this food festival to life, with the invaluable cooperation from our food and beverages partners, participating restaurants, and importers. We hope to make the European Food Festival a yearly celebration and to continue our efforts in supporting the European-Philippine business community” says Florian Gottein, EPBN Project Director and ECCP Executive Director.

The European Food Festival 2017 is organized by the EU-Philippines Business Network (EPBN), a project co-founded by the EU and implemented by a consortium of European Chambers of Commerce based in the Philippines,. It aims is to provide a support framework for European companies, especially SMEs, interested in exporting to or investing in the Philippines. Through the European Food Festival, the EPBN hopes to support the Philippine food and beverage industry and overall trade relations between Europe and the Philippines.

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