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The Philippines Hosts The 3rd Madrid Fusión Manila

January 30, 2017 Conferences No Comments Email Email

In keeping with the Department of Tourism’s ongoing goal to establish the Philippines as a centre of gastronomy in Asia, it is hosting the 3rdMadrid Fusión Manila on April 6-8, 2017 at the SMX Convention Center. The event is the biggest international gathering of the most distinguished names in gastronomy. In addition to promoting tourism, the event aims to create an awareness and demand for various agricultural and food products or ingredients, and catalyse trade and business partnerships in tourism and gastronomy.

With Filipino cuisine cited as one of top food trends in 2017 by publications like New York Times and Bloomberg, Madrid Fusión Manila is poised to once again draw the world’s top chefs and food enthusiasts. This year’s theme, “Towards a Sustainable Gastronomic Planet,” will explore how to transform gastronomy while respecting environmental limits and enhancing cultural traditions. “As the world’s second http://www.rembrandtbkk.com/largest archipelago with more than 7,107 tropical islands and thousands of rare and endemic species, the Philippines is an excellent venue for the presentation and discussion of sustainable gastronomy,” says Tourism Secretary Wanda Corazon Tulfo-Teo Secretary Teo.

Each year the event gets bigger and better. Last year close to 20 countries were represented and over 8,000 people visited the expo and various events. The Madrid Fusion Manila encourages chefs to discover new techniques and ingredient whilst showcasing their talents. Enjoy a sneak peek of Madrid Fusion Manila and the world of gastronomy here.

The event will have three main components:

  1. International Gastronomy Congress,
  2. Fusión Manila International Gastronomy Expo, and
  3. the month-long Flavors of the Philippines calendar of events.

The International Gastronomy Congress will be a platform for innovation, to discuss the future of food. The congress provides global insights and inspirations for the world’s leading chefs on how to incorporate local ingredients into dishes. Over 97% of delegates last year said the conference taught them new techniques in culinary and over 95% found the topics extremely relevant to their career development. This year’s speakers include some of the world’s best chefs like:

l   Paco Pérez of the 2 Michelin Star restaurants Miramar and Enoteca (both in Spain) and 1 Michelin Star restaurant 5-Cinco (Germany)

l   Jordi Roca & Alejandra Rivas of the 3 Michelin Star restaurant El Celler de Can Roca, No. 2 World’s 50 Best Restaurants 2016 (Spain)

l   Régis Marcon of the 3 Michelin Star restaurant Régis and Jacques Marcon (France)

l   Pedro Subijana of the 3 Michelin Stars and 4 Repsol Suns restaurant Akelarre (Spain)

l   Gert de Mangeleer of the 3 Michelin Star restaurant Hertog Jan (Belgium)

l   Simon Rogan of the 3 Michelin Star restaurant L’Enclume and 1 Michelin Star restaurant Fera at Claridge’s (United Kingdom)

l   Akrame Benallal of Akrame, 2 Michelin Star restaurant (France) and 1 Michelin Star restaurant (Hong Kong)

l   Magnus Ek of the 2 Michelin Star restaurant Oaxen Krog & Slip (Sweden)

l   Julien Royer of the 2 Michelin Star restaurant Odette (Singapore)

l   Kamilla Seidler & Michelangelo Cestari of the 1 Michelin Star restaurant Gustu (Bolivia)

l   Josean Alija of the 1 Michelin Star restaurant Nerua (Spain)

l   Rodrigo de la Calle of the 1 Michelin Star restaurant El Invernadero (Spain)

l   Tatiana & Katia Levha of La Servan restaurant (France), included in the Condé Nast Traveler’s 10 Young Chefs to Watch in 2016

l   Sally Camacho Mueller, runner up in the second season of Top Chef, Just Desserts (USA)

l   Jordy Navarra of Toyo Eatery restaurant (Philippines)

l   Robby Goco of Green Pastures restaurant and Filipino pioneer in slow food movement and sustainable dining experience (Philippines)

l   Gene Gonzalez of Café Ysabel restaurant, the only Ten Outstanding Young Men (TOYM) awardee in culinary arts (Philippines)

The Fusión Manila International Gastronomy Expo will showcase gourmet food and beverage products, ingredients, technologies, creative tableware, destination and lifestyle settings, and services. Visitors can enjoy tastings, seminars and food and wine tunnels from various destinations around the world. In keeping with the theme, the expo will also feature culinary tourism farm and agri-tourism models. B2B meetings will be arranged for interested expo exhibitors.

‘Flavors of the Philippines’, is a month-long calendar of gastronomic and cultural experiences. All month, visitors will be able to enjoy Filipino cuisine and the many flavours from around the world that are available in the country. There will be food festivals and fiestas, culinary tours and food trips, dinners with the stars, mall-wide food events, cook fests and bar crawls on offer, Restaurants will feature special Flavors of the Philippines menus., Experience gourmet and agri markets, trade fairs, and more.

Celebrated annually in Madrid since 2003, Madrid Fusión is considered one of the leading gastronomy gatherings in the world.

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