Attention all Filipino food lovers!
On May 15th and 16th 2010, the Asian Culinary Forum will be hosting a symposium on Filipino cuisine entitled Filipino Flavors: Tradition and Innovation. The symposium will be held at the International Culinary School at the Art Institute of California in San Francisco.
Included in this weekend-long celebration of Filipino food and culture will be various classes and seminars taught and hosted by a variety of Filipino food experts and Filipino celebrity chefs (yes, there is such a thing).
According to the ACF:
"Featured speakers include Amy Besa (Memories of Philippines Kitchens), Margarita Araneta Fores (Cafe Bola and Cibo restaurants in Metro Manila), Reggie Narito (Master Sommelier), Chef Kelly Degala and Chef Tim Luym, plus many many more authors, culinary experts and special guests.
Select from a fabulous buffet of choices or join in the entire feast.
Online registration closes May 12, or earlier if sold out."
To me, a couple of the standout classes/seminars of that weekend include the hands-on cooking class taught by Amy Besa (also of Purple Yam fame), as well as the Chef's Panel entitled "Inspiration and Innovation: The Future of Filipino Food". Heck, there's even an Adobo Throwdown!
Just from the looks of it, I am very hopeful that the symposium will do much to elevate Filipino cuisine.
To register for any (or all) of the symposium events, CLICK HERE.
Remember, registration closes May 12, or earlier if sold out!