Saturday, November 28, 2015

A Second Helping of Madrid Fusion Manila


The incoming year, 2016 is said to be The Year of Again, bringing with it reruns of much awaited foodie events that either highlighted our very own Filipino cuisine or have introduced new tastes and flavors for the Filipino palate.  After being a witness to last year’s Madrid Fusion Manila, I knew, there will be a second helping.  So to my fellow food-lovers who missed this year’s MFM, make sure not to miss it again.  However, for those were able to savor and participate, let’s all be glad and gather together as we welcome back MFM.

Madird Fusion Manila (MFM), the Philippines’ hosting of one of the world’s leading international gastronomy gatherings, will have its second run on 7-9 April 2016 at the SMX Convention Center in Pasay City. MFM is he first and only Asian edition of Madrid Fusion, which is celebrated annually in Spain since 2003.

It has brought together in one roof elite chefs and experts from the culinary fied to discuss trends, evolution of tastes and new food habits.  More than 400 leading chefs from the five continents have partaken as presenters and have performed live culinary demonstrations and out of the box presentations on revolutionary techniques.

Through the efforts of Department of Tourism (DOT) and the Tourism Promotions Board (TPB), the country had marveled as it debuted last April 24 to 26, 2016 as part of the Visit Philippines  Year 2015.  Check out my experience at the link below...

Vignettes from The Madrid Fusion Manila 2015


Yesterday at the Ballroom 1 of Crimson Hotel Filinvest City, Alabang, Sec. Ramon R. Jimenez, Jr. and Minister Jaime Garcia-Legaz met again for the signing of the MOU between the Philippine Department of Tourism (DOT) and the ICEX Espana Exportacion e inversiones
(public export promotion agency belonging to the Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness of the Kingdom of Spain).

The theme of MFM 2016 will be The Manila Galleon: East Meets West, in celebation of the 450th anniversary of the Manila-Acapulco Galleon Trade that linked Asia with the western world.  The confirmed chef presenters for 2016 are:



These chefs are distinguished restaurant owners, and have garnered either Michelin Star awards or with restaurants included in world's best restaurants. 

To each chef's profile kindly click here.


MFM 2016 will once again have three simultaneous events: the International Gastronomy Congress, Trade Exhibit and Flavors of the Philippines.  The speakers introduced above and other distinguished Asian and Filipino chefs will demonstrate modern and avante-garde techniques at the congress.

In 2015, MFM hada total of 22 countries and 88 exhibiting companies participating in 175 exhibit booths.    A huge number of 6000 trade visitors and 1381 Congress participants were able to record this year's MFM.

With the long and credible relationship between Spain and Philippines, and not withholding the fact that many dishes have found its roots from Spain, MFM was able to establish a culinary education between both races with lots of fun included.

On the second MFM, the organizers aim to gather a larger crowd of foreign culinary experts and delegates.  Tourism Secretary for DOT, Ramon Jimenez Jr, envisioned the Philippines to be the center of culinary excellence in the region as MFM stands as one of the highlight of the celebration of Visit the Philippines Again (VPA) 2016.

For information on International Gastronomy Congress, e-mail, call 893-7973 or visit

For information on the Trade exhibit, call 929-7993,929-7963 or

For information on the Flavors of the Philippines Festival, email or call 832-5401.

1 comment:

  1. That's a great memorandum! I'll use translations service to render the message for my foreign languages blog. I guess it is the information that is worthy of attention.


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