A bespoke pop up dinner series presenting a new take on THE FILIPINO dining experience

When: Wednesday 8th May 2019

Where: Pop Up Location: Sydney Cebu Lechon, 80-80A Enmore Road, Newtown Time: 2 sittings: 6pm & 8pm

Tickets are available to purchase on Event Brite.

Mabuhay Nights

Mabuhay! It’s a term that evokes a myriad of joyful emotions, and to Filipinos it’s a greeting that means “Welcome!”, “To Life!”, or even just simply, a heartfelt “Hello”.

In the Mabuhay spirit, Filipino Food Movement Australia is hosting its inaugural MABUHAY NIGHTS pop-up dining series, the first in what will be a continuous succession of events that will showcase the depth, variety and distinctiveness of Filipino food and culture.

Chef Andrei Balingit and up-and-coming young Filipina Chef Dhanette Dizon will create a unique dining experience, and lead diners on an exotic culinary journey through the various regions of the 7000-plus islands of the country, including Aklan in the Visayas, home to the wide-eyed Tarsier, the famous resort island of Boracay and the Chocolate Hills of Bohol.

They will use seasonal, local Australian produce alongside much-loved Filipino elements. The star ingredient for this 6-course event will be the coconut, ubiquitous in Filipino cuisine.

Ginataang Hipon – Shrimp in Coconut Milk ( Pls note: this photo is for blog purposes only and not part of the Mabuhay Nights menu)

The first Mabuhay Nights event will be held at Sydney Cebu Lechon in Enmore, and will offer 2 seatings, the first from 6pm and the second at 8pm. Tickets are $90 per person and can be purchased via Eventbrite.

As both chefs have acquired professional experiences within the walls of established kitchens, they’re both now eager to show the world what Filipino food has to offer through this pop-up event.

Kare-Kare – Oxtail Tail Stew (Pls note: this photo is for blog purposes only and not part of the Mabuhay Nights menu)

Chef Andrei has worked with some of Australia’s best chefs, and is well-versed in modern Australian cuisine, having worked with Justin North of Etch and The Bourbon Sydney. He is now spending his time following his passion of introducing Filipino cuisine to the Australian community, starting with the Mabuhay Nights dining series.

Chef Dhanae is currently Chef de Partie at Watsons Bay Hotel, having gained experience through apprenticeships in Italy and the United States, before working in one of Manila’s best fine dining restaurants. She’s from a culinary family, and graduated from one of the Philippines’ top culinary schools.

ABOUT FILIPINO FOOD MOVEMENT AUSTRALIA The Filipino Food Movement Australia is a registered non-profit organisation composed of passionate foodies, business owners and community members who embrace the Filipino heritage and its unique culinary ancestry. Its mission is to champion Filipino food and culture into mainstream, and to create broader awareness and appreciation of The Philippines’ culinary heritage through education, social networking and collaboration.

For further information please contact Anna on: filipinofoodmovementau@gmail.com

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