Filipinos have a sweet tooth full stop! Every region around the archipelago boasts its own sweet and savoury offerings and we have all the excuses to indulge in these treats anytime of the day, especially during merienda (meal gap between lunch and dinner) time. If you visit the Philippines you’ll find some of the restaurants even offer an ‘all-you-can-eat merienda’ or ‘snack to sawa’, a buffet style where you can sample most of the regional sweet offerings.
Sydney-siders you don’t need to travel to the Philippines right now to experience an array of Filipino desserts. The Filipino Food Movement Australia in partnership with Manila St, Filo Artisan Trade is proud to host Executive Pastry Chef of Hilton Sydney Miko Aspiras for his first ever Australian event Mabuhay Nights this September!
Dessert Connoisseurs will undergo an explosion of the senses as they travel through an epicurean journey of Tamis Alat Asim (English form: Sweet Salty Sour) with a delightful introduction to the unfamiliar world of Philippine desserts. If you are a dessert lover then this is the perfect event for you!
When: Monday 23rd September
Where: Ovo Boteco 1a/9-15 Bayswater Road Potts Point
Time: 7.00pm Tickets:
Tickets are available to purchase on Event Brite at https://mabuhay4.eventbrite.com
Cost: $75 + booking fee.
NO BYO. Drinks available at the bar.
This Dessert Dinner menu incorporates Filipino characteristics and challenges the taste buds where the familiar meets you with a surprise – dissecting and composing the main flavours of Filipino cuisine. By using local and specifically sourced ingredients, dessert connoisseurs will undergo an explosion of the senses as they travel through an epicurean journey of Tamis Alat Asim (English form: Sweet, Salty, Sour) to start, followed by a delightful introduction to the unfamiliar world of Philippine desserts. Executive Pastry Chef of Hilton Sydney Miko Aspiras will bring his signature quirkiness to this highly anticipated Dessert Dinner connecting us to his Filipino Heritage and the complexity of Filipino flavours and cultural flair.
The menu will consist of savoury snacks, dessert bites and two main desserts. Signed copies of “A Piece Of Cake” by Aileen A. Anastacio and Miko L. Aspiras.will be available on the night.
ABOUT MIKO ASPIRAS Executive Pastry Chef Miko Aspiras is one of the Philippines most honoured Pastry Chefs – with over eleven years’ experience he has gained notoriety in achievements such as Tatler Philippines Best Pastry Chef 2018, Semi-Finalist at the Valrhona C3 Asia Pacific 2018, Forbes Asia Magazine 30 under 30 most influential 2018, World Gourmet Summit 2016, Featured Speaker at Madrid Fusion 2016 and ESQUIRE Magazine Philippines Chef Of The Year 2015. Miko has held esteemed roles at Edsa Shangri la, Resorts World Manila, Raffles Fairmont Makati and he now brings his wealth of knowledge and experience to the Hilton, Sydney as Executive Pastry Chef. He also remains consulting ambassador to the Tasteless Food Group (Philippines).
ABOUT FILIPINO FOOD MOVEMENT AUSTRALIA The Filipino Food Movement Australia is a registered not-for-profit organisation composed of passionate foodies, business owners and community members who embrace their Filipino heritage. As FilipinoAustralians, we want to share this passion and connection with the wider community.
For further information please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line “Mabuhay Nights”.
Photo Creds: FFMA