Mabuhay Night in Potts Point

WHAT: Mabuhay Nights
WHEN: Monday 29 August 2022
WHERE: 22 Rockwall Crescent Potts Point NSW 2011 
COST: $100pp + Booking Fees 

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, The FFMA (Filipino Food Movement Australia) continues their Mabuhay Nights Pop Up Dining Series this August with Guest Chefs Aileen Aguirre and Francis Dela Cruz drawing inspiration from their childhood memories in the Philippines with a Filipino influenced menu that will spark joy and make you want to pull out the karaoke machine and sing to your heart’s content.

Aguirre from Bulacan and Dela Cruz from Pampanga will present a specially curated menu using seasonally sustainable Australian native and locally sourced ingredients using the slow food philosophy focusing on deep hearty flavours. “We are challenging ourselves with mindful development on cooking practices that steer away from enhancers, bringing a sense of quality, flavour and health to all our dishes” says Aguirre.

Filipino cuisine is composed of food traditions from various ethnolinguistic groups and tribes of the Philippine archipelago and so it’s just natural Aguirre and Dela Cruz have extraordinary cooking skills that are made up of influences from different regions – on the menu you will find Rock oysters kilaw, Dinakdanan Toast, Jervis Bay Mussels Longanissa xo and spatchcock inasal just to name a few.

Through this Mabuhay Nights event, we are acknowledging our Filipino culinary heritage, supporting and elevating the journey of our FFMA community highlighting their food for Everyone to enjoy!

Potts Point is the Cosmopolitan Hotspot of Sydney’s Epicurean scene and The FFMA are ecstatic to be popping up at Melo’s for this Mabuhay Nights series.


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 arts through education, social networking and collaboration.

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