A delicious and authentic array of Filipino dishes await visitors to the Grace Hotel Sydney with the hotel’s ‘Flavours of the Philippines’ food festival open until August 2.
Three of the finest Filipino cuisine chefs were flown in from the Philippines to prepare all-Filipino delights at the hotel’s elegant brasserie.
The Philippine Food Festival was launched recently in a programme attended by officials from the Philippine Embassy and the Philippine Department of Tourism.
“The food is really excellent. We would like to invite our kababayans and multicultural friends to come to the Flavours of the Philippines,” said tourism attache Consuelo Jones.
The festival offers buffet lunches from Tuesdays to Fridays and on Sundays and dinners on Fridays and Saturdays.
The Department of Tourism’s Promotion Board has chosen and sponsored the three chefs from the Philippines flown by the Philippine Airlines.
Philippine Ambassador Belen Anota with Mr. Philip Pratley, General Manager of the Grace Hotel formally opened the ‘Flavours of the Philippines’ festival now on its ninth year.
“Tayo ay nagdiriwang ng ating Philippine Food Festival dito sa Grace Brasserie. Kung gusto ninyong matikman ang masasarap nating pagkain at lutuin, pumunta po kayo dito sa Grace Hotel Sydney at maliligayahan kayo,” Ambassador Anota said.
Chef Michelle Adrillana 36, Head Chef and Food Consultant was celebrity chef at The Filipino Festival at the Garden Hotel in Guangzhou, China. She holds numerous awards and is a highly sought after chef at food festivals worldwide.
One feature in the menu is a vegetarian adobo.
“Adobo is the national dish of the Philippines , you can actually cook it in a thousand ways. This time for the vegetarians, we made mushroom adobo so the vegetarians could enjoy it as well,” said Chef Adrillana.
“We made our own kesong puti, great on salads. During the opening on Wednesday night, we had pork adobo with crunchy garlic chips, bulalo the famous Pinoy bone soup and soon we will have the dynamite which are chilli fingers stuffed with cheese,”, says Chef Adrillana.
The other chefs are Chef Sydney Roque on native delicacies and Angelica De Leon.
Grace Hotel general manager Philip Pratley said: “Flavours of the Philippines Food Festival will serve an array of exotic, succulent, spicy and aromatic dishes over the two week Food Festival. Lunch and dinner will be served buffet style in the historic Grace Brasserie.”
Dine great and enter a chance to win a trip to Manila with Philippine Airlines aside from more giveaways to be won.
Photo credit: Marilie Bomediano