A partnership with the Embassy of the Republic of France in celebration of the 70th-year anniversary of Franco-Philippine diplomatic relations
Now on its 6th Fair, the Philippine Harvest at Central Square will once again bring local farm produce straight to your tables this September 22 to 24, 2017 at Central Square, Bonifacio High Street Central in Taguig City. This time around, the Department of Agriculture (DA) and Stores Specialists, Inc. (SSI) have partnered with the French Embassy in Manila to hold a one-of-a-kind gastronomic market and festival that will offer the best of both Filipino and French food.
Dubbed Philippine Harvest Meets Bon Appétit, the three-day trade event is in keeping with this year’s commemoration of the 70th anniversary of Philippines-France diplomatic ties and interchange. It is open to the public during mall hours and will be located on the lower ground and upper ground floors of Central Square, the premier lifestyle destination in the heart of the city.
Philippine Harvest Meets Bon Appétit has assembled 24 exhibitors from across the country to highlight the richness and diversity of the country’s organic, artisanal, natural, and indigenous agricultural products, including heirloom and organic colored rice from the Cordilleras; artisanal chocolates from Davao; cheese from Negros Occidental and Davao; fresh vegetables and fruits from Mindanao (Bukidnon and Davao) and Rizal; and coffee produced by the Tausug farmers from Sulu.
The French side, for its part, will sell their world-renowned cheese, wines, dairy and meat products, pastries, and other foodstuff to highlight their proud gastronomic and culinary tradition, which incidentally belongs to UNESCO’s World Heritage List as an embodiment of “intangible” cultural heritage.
Apart from this unique selection of French and Filipino products, activities such as food tasting, chef demos and wine pairings are also in store to give you ideas for preparing traditional French dishes.
Philippine Harvest Meets Bon Appétit is being spearheaded by the Office of the Undersecretary for Agribusiness and Marketing and Regional Engagement led by Undersecretary Bernadette Romulo Puyat, in collaboration with Stores Specialists, Inc. (SSI), Central Square, and the Embassy of France in Manila.