On the first day of Madrid Fusion Manila 2017, SM hosted a welcome party at the scenic SM by the Bay at the SM Mall of Asia. The event, which feted the Madrid Fusion’s world- renowned chefs and delegates, as well as Department of Tourism and Madrid Fusion officials, highlighted the continuing collaboration between SM and Madrid Fusion Manila, which began two years ago.
The guests were treated to a Filipino fiesta party with a sumptuous spread of local specialties from Café Adriatico, Vikings, XO 46 Heritage Bistro, Abe, Kai as well as special showcase of different types of lechon from Ellars and Mila’s. Guests were also treated with free local beers from Joe’s Brew.
Director of Arum Estrategias Internacionalization Iñigo Cañego, Floro de Debate’s Lourdes Plana along with Michelin Star chefs from Spain, Rodrigo De La Calle, Paco Perez, KikoMoya, Pedro Subijana, were delighted to sample a taste of the Philippines.
Likewise seen enjoying the great food, great scenery by the bay, and great company were our own culinary icons, Asia’s Best Female Chef 2016 Margarita Fores and Chef Claude Tayag, as well as Test Kitchen Chef Joseph Boutwood.
DoT officials led by Secretary Wanda Corazon Teo, Undersecretary Benito Bengzon, Jr, Director Verna Buensuceso also graced the occasion. SM executives led by SM SVP for Marketing Jon Jon San Agustin and SM AVP for Operations Perkin So warmly welcomed the guests.
Guests were also treated to traditional folk dances by the group Karantong.
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