Cheers To The First-ever Cebu’s Food and Wine Festival
“Drinking good wine with good food in good company is one of life’s most civilized pleasures,” said John Michael Broadbent, a famous British wine critic, writer, and a Master of Wine (MW).
Like Broadbent, Cebuanos too have a deeper appreciation for food and wine. That’s why this coming April 18 to May 2, the first-ever Cebu Food and Wine Festival (CFWF) will take place not only to revive the pandemic-ravaged tourism and culinary industries of the island but also to showcase Cebu’s prowess in the F&B industry.
The non-profit group Ministry of Wine and Food created and organized the festival and led by Restaurateur Kate Dychangco-Anzani. She believes that this event is a “recovery project for the hospitality industry.”
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With the full support of the Department of Tourism (DOT) and Cebu City Tourism Commission, the food and wine festival is perfect for the 500th Quincentennial commemorations in Cebu.
The festival will feature partner restaurants executing four-hand dinners, lunches, “special ingredient” events, menu tasting, featuring specialty wines from different regions in France, Italy, New Zealand, and Australia, club bookings, and cooking classes.
There are 60 events slated throughout the 15-day festival including two grand tasting events in the cities of Cebu and Lapu-Lapu in Mactan. Industry players are urged to visit and participate in the feast.
However, due to the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) situation, restaurants have limited seating capacity.
“We are fortunate to have local Cebu Culinarians who star in the live movie of creating memorable and magical dishes that leaves us with fondest memories of meals that wowed us beyond words,” the group said.
To register and for more information visit www.cebufoodandwinefestival.com
Source: Philippine News Agency
Written by Cedie Salido