Celebrate Filipino cuisine, culture and community over one delightful weekend as part of the Melbourne Food & Wine Festival. This event, Seafood, Stars and Stories at Seafarers, will feature the best Filipino cuisine around Melbourne, including a Seafood Kamayan Plate bursting with sustainable local produce. Presented by The Entree.Pinays, this fantastic fiesta will take place at Mission to Seafarers on Saturday April 1 and Sunday April 2.
Seafood, Stars and Stories at Seafarers
Feast your way through street food favourites like lechon, taho and more at this barrio fiesta. The starring dish is the Seafood Kamayan Plate, made with sustainable local seafood. Reminiscent of the Luzviminda archipelago islands of the Philippines, the seafood will be served on a banana leaf-covered plate, and is best eaten with your hands. The seafood will be paired with a selection of calamansi-based dipping sauces. The serving size is for one person, and is available for pre-orders only.
Pick up some goodies from the Merkado Pantry, then grab some street food from the courtyard and surrounding garden areas. Enjoy skewers from Hoy Pinoy, halo halo dessert by Pecks Road, rice bowls from Silog and more.
Wash it down with cocktails, beers and ciders from the Kalamansi & Kape Bar. This space will feature a special line-up of drinks, with classic flavours like calamansi. The menu is curated by Ralph Libo-on, mixologist at Serai. The drinks menu will also feature local Filipino-owned brands, including the launch of Calamansi Crush Cider, made in collaboration with The Entree.Pinays and DV Cider.
The weekend will kick off with a book and documentary launch on Saturday, followed by the food fiesta on Sunday. All ticket holders will also have a chance to win a foodie trip for two to Manila, with return flights from Cebu Pacific.
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