Spain has been chosen as this event’s first host country to highlight the more than 370 years of common history, ties, and cultural and culinary fusion between the Philippines and Spain.
, which has a track-record of success that crosses boundaries, is celebrated in an Asian city, Manila, for the second time in the event’s history. The event will feature eight renowned Spanish chefs: Andoni Luis Aduriz (Mugaritz); Elena Arzak (Arzak); Quique Dacosta (Quique Dacosta); Ramón Freixa (Ramón Freixa Madrid); Francis Paniego (Echaurren); Paco Roncero (La Terraza del Casino); Mario Sandoval (Coque) and Paco Torreblanca (Torreblanca Bombonerías)
, a range of Filipino chefs including Claude Tayag (Bale Dutung); Fernando Aracama (Aracama); Margarita Forés (Grace Park); J. Gamboa (Cirkulo); José Luis González (Galerry Vask); Pepe López (Rambla); Rob Pengson (La Estación de Ganso); Bruce Ricketts (Mecha Uma); Myrna Segismundo (New Manila) and Juan Carlos de Terry (Terry), along with Asian chefs André Chiang (Restaurant André) and Alvin Leung (Bo Innovation)
. These culinary powerhouses will participate in the event through a series of presentations, talks and cooking demos.
Conference events also include a Trade Fair that will showcase a range of food and beverages as well as both Spanish and Filipino kitchen appliances and accessories. The exhibitors include 40 Spanish companies who will display their products in the ICEX hall. A wide variety of activities as part of the Flavors of the Philippines Festival program will also be celebrated along with the conference.
The objective of Madrid Fusión Manila is to promote the tourism industry in the Philippines by showcasing cuisine.
The conference is organized by the Philippines’ Department of Tourism, Spanish Madrid Fusión organizers Foro de Debate, Arum consulting firm and ICEX.
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