April 15, 2017
Yes, the third Madrid Fusion Manila took place last April 6 to 8, and it was definitely one of the busiest times for the country’s food community. For three days, the part-conference, part-trade show took place at SMX, where chefs behind Michelin-star-studded and World’s/ Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants like Jordi Roca (El Celler de Can Roca), Gert de Mangeleer (Hertog Jan), Pedro Subijana (Akelare), Simon Rogan (L’Enclume), Josean Alija (Nerua), Magnus Ek (Oaxen), Julien Royer (Odette), Tony Yoo (Doo Re Yoo), and Ray Adriansyah and Eelke Plasmeijier (Locavore) took the stage alongside our very own Jordy Navarra (Toyo Eatery), Josh Boutwood (Test Kitchen), Robby Goco (Green Pastures) and Gene Gonzalez (Cafe Ysabel). It was inspiring for the audience, who after watching demonstrations on sustainability, social consciousness, and promoting local, had the opportunity to interact with the chefs during a Q&A session moderated by David Celdran.
April 14, 2017
From the early morning to late at night, Manila’s street food scene offers a variety of flavours. Here are some classics to tuck into.
April 13, 2017
What exactly are Madrid Fusion (held each year in Madrid, Spain) and Madrid Fusion Manila (held in Manila last April 6 to 8)? They are chefs’ congresses—half conference and half trade expo, where the world’s best chefs talk about their restaurants and their culinary philosophies, and demonstrate recipes in front of people from the food and beverage industry. At the trade expo, new products, produce, and ingredients are showcased and sampled. The congresses are where knowledge is shared and ideas are discussed.
April 12, 2017
A few years ago, José Luis "Chele" González’s travels through Asia brought him to the Philippine capital of Manila, where he saw an opportunity. “Manila had been slowly moving toward the direction of culinary exposure as being the ‘it’ destination for food,” he says. “You can find any cuisine in Manila, which says a lot about a booming city.”
April 12, 2017
“Emerging” can be a tricky word, especially when it comes to describing destinations. One American traveler may say, “Montenegro is the next Italy—everyone should go!” and a European may reply that they’ve been visiting Montenegro for years. But whether a city or region is just hitting its stride—with an influx of hotels and Airbnbs, chefs and artists, even a cultural movement that couldn’t happen anywhere else—or just getting a sense of it, here are 14 destinations we’re excited about in 2017. It’s where your most adventurous friends are going now; don’t miss the chance to visit before everyone else arrives.