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Republic of the Philippines
EMBASSY OF THE PHILIPPINES
CANBERRA, AUSTRALIA
1 Moonah Place, Yarralumla, ACT 2600, Australia

Windows to the World Ambassador's Luncheon Promotes Filipino Cuisine in Canberra

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The Philippine Ambassador to Australia, H.E. Ma. Hellen B. De La Vega, with the support of the Philippine Department of Tourism, hosted the Windows to the World Ambassador’s Lunch for guests to enjoy an intimate experience of Filipino cuisine on 19 October 2019 at the Official Residence of the Philippine Ambassador.

CANBERRA, Australia (19 October 2019) – The Philippine Ambassador to Australia, H.E. Ma. Hellen B. De La Vega, with the support of the Philippine Department of Tourism, hosted the Windows to the World Ambassador’s Lunch for guests to enjoy an intimate experience of Filipino cuisine.

This Filipino lunch was curated by the Filipino Food Movement Australia, a registered not-for-profit organisation, which aims to bring Filipino cuisine to mainstream Australian dinner tables by sharing their collective knowledge and culinary ancestry.

In her remarks, Ambassador De La Vega said, “There are many things our countries do together to enhance agricultural productivity in the Philippines. It is our hope to serve the wider Australian market with naturally-grown and better-produced Philippine products.”

The lunch featured Filipino pork barbecue, sourdough bread with adobo pate, okoy (vegetable fritters with prawn), kare-kare (oxtail in peanut stew) and maja blanca (coconut and sweet corn pudding) for dessert. The guests from government, business and media thoroughly enjoyed the lunch that included vegan option.

The event is part of the Philippine Government’s tourism campaign #eatsmorefuninthephilippines to bring to the global stage the wide variety of Filipino cuisine and our unique dining culture making the Philippines a prime food destination for travellers.

Filipino drink products San Miguel Beer, Don Papa Rum and calamansi juice were showcased during the Windows to the World Ambassador’s Lunch on 19 October 2019 at the Official Residence of the Philippine Ambassador.

The three course Filipino menu was curated by the Filipino Food Movement based in Sydney for the Windows to the World Ambassador’s Lunch on 19 October 2019 at the Official Residence of the Philippine Ambassador.

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