May 03, 2017

EPBN Hosts First European Food Festival in the Philippines

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  • The EU-Philippines Business Network (EPBN) hosted its first European Food Festival at The Tent, Enderun Colleges in Taguig last May 2, 2017. During the entire month, participating restaurants around 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.

    (L-R) H.E. Ambassador Franz Jessen (EU Ambassador to the Philippines and Head of Delegation), Emmanuel de Ghellinck (Business Support Officer, EU-Philippines Business Network), Valerio Mazzone (Project Manager)

    Gourmets and food connoisseurs have experienced Europe’s authentic cuisine and unique dishes through special menus prepared by participating restaurants, and will only be available for the duration of the European Food Festival (May 1-31).

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

    Cooking demonstration at Caruso’s booth

    Famous beer brand Heineken is at the European Food Festival 2017

    Participating restaurants and importers include favorites such as Balkan, Bar Pintxos Tapas y Mas, Brotzeit, Carpacio, Caruso, Cyma, El Circulo, Enderun 101 Restaurant, Espressamente Illy, Impressions, Italfood Distribution Inc., Fly Ace Corporation, Le Deux Belges Corp, Metro Mart, Paul Boulangerie, Poco Deli, Pomurske Mlekarne D.D., Salvatore Cuomo, Tauro by Society Lounge, Cafe Mediterannean, Maria Louisa’s at the Makati Garden Club, Santi’s, Suncoast Brands International, Werdenberg International, and Wagner German Bakery.

    Variety of imported jarred products at Italfood Distribution Inc.

    Lutosa products are made from the potato variety Bintje, which is renowned for its delicious taste, its wonderful yellow color and its exceptional cooking qualities.

    The European Food Festival 2017 is organized by the EPBN, a project co-funded by the European Union and implemented by a consortium of European Chambers of Commerce based in the Philippines. Its aim 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 EBPN hopes to support the Philippine food and beverage industry and overall trade relations between Europe and the Philippines.

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