On Monday, May 11th, the Philippine Consulate kicked off “Filipino Restaurant Week” with surrounding Filipino restaurants in the area. Similar to New York City’s famous “Restaurant Week,” partnering Filipino restaurants in the area will be offering 3 course, prix fixe meals for either lunch ($25) or dinner ($35). Restaurant patrons will get to experience each restaurant’s take on Filipino cuisine through the 3 course meals and hopefully entice diners to try the Filipino cuisine.
Speaking about the first-ever Filipino Restaurant Week, Philippine Consul General Mario De Leon says, “This is a coming out event for the Filipino community to mainstream U.S. society. This will give the Filipino community here pride in our cuisine.” With restaurants in Manhattan, Queens, Brooklyn and Jersey City participating, Filipino food enthusiasts will be able to try the participating restaurants’ take on authentic Filipino cuisine.
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With menu items like Payag’s bulalo steak, Max’s Restaurant’s classic pork sisig or Maharlika’s silog, the menus of the restaurants participating in Filipino Restaurant Week is sure to make your mouth water. In some restaurants, dessert is also offered -- Purple Yam alone has three choices of desserts: mango tart with with mango ice cream, buko pie with macapuno ice cream, and halo halo with ube ice cream. Filipino Restaurant Week is sure to make any food lover’s taste buds satisfied and craving more. As Filipino cuisine becomes more and more visible in the American food culture, Filipino Restaurant Week is a great way to showcase the diverse flavors and delicious cuisine of the Philippines.
Filipino Restaurant Week lasts from May 11 - May 23. A full list of participating restaurants is available on the Philippine Consulate’s website: http://www.newyorkpcg.org.