A weekend Filipino food and culture fiesta comes to Melbourne this April

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A weekend Filipino food and culture fiesta comes to Melbourne this April

Presented by The Entree.Pinays, Seafood, Stars and Stories at Seafarers comes to Docklands this Apri.

One of Melbourne Food & Wine Festival’s most treasured pillars, Special Events, returns this for the first time in four years.

From north to south, east to west, big-ticket fine dining to low-key and well-loved, the Special Events program takes in everything we love about eating in Melbourne and spins it into a red-hot edit of one-off menus and sure-fire good times. It’s the heart and soul of the Festival, and a highlight promises to be Seafood, Stars and Stories at Seafarers – a Filipino barrio fiesta by the sea presented by The Entree.Pinays.

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Taking place on the festival’s final weekend on Saturday 1st and Sunday 2nd of April, Seafood, Stars and Stories at Seafarers will celebrate Filipino cuisine, culture, and community at Melbourne’s historic Mission to Seafarers in Docklands.

Those who purchase tickets will be able to experience a delicious menu by some of Melbourne’s best Filipino culinary talent all in one destination. In true Filipino style, dive hands-first into their catch of the day: a Seafood Kamayan Plate of sustainable local produce, plus an exciting menu of colourful street food favourites such as Hoy Pinoy Bbq skewers, Silog Shop rice bowls, lechon (spit-roasted pig), Boba Bar taho, and halo halo by Pecks Road (a cold dessert made up of shaved ice, evaporated milk, and colourful medley of leche flan, ube jam, and crispy rice puffs), and pantry staples from Sweet Cora Cakes.

A Filipino-inspired drinks menu will also feature, especially curated by Serai Melbourne’s mixologist, Ralph Libo-on, and will include local Filipino-owned brands 7000 Islands, Akasya Kape and the much awaited launch of the Calamansi Crush Cider. This will be to celebrate the humble calamansi: a small, versatile native citrus with a big zesty punch.

Seafood, Stars and Stories at Seafarers MFWF Event takes place 1-2 April of April 2023 at Mission to Seafarers, 717 Flinders St, Docklands. Tickets can be found here