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PRESS RELEASE - 40 - 2019

Mr. Michael Moore (Stage Restaurant), Ms. Leni Knight Acosta (Haleiwa Beach House), Mr. Joey Macadangdang (Joey’s Kitchen), Mr. Allan Alvarez (KNDI), Ms. Cecille Nepomuceno- Gamad (Mama Sita’s), Ms. Leona Sala (TFC), Ms. Mary Llanos Cordero (Fil-Am Courier), Ms. Soledad Solleza (PAL), Consul General Joselito A. Jimeno, Ms. Clara K.R. Lapus (President, Mama Sita’s), Ms. Bennette Misalucha (Fil-Am Courier), Ms. Mellissa Butuyan Cedillo (Elena's Home of Finest Filipino Food), Ms. Amelia Cassamina-Cabatu (Fil-Am Courier), Mr. Eddie Flores (L&L Hawaiian Barbeque), Ms. Adrienne-Joy Jataas (UBAE), and Mr. Joel Navasca (Tiano’s Restaurant)


(6 June 2019, Honolulu, Hawaii) - The Philippine Consulate General in Honolulu held an Opening Reception and Media Launch for the Filipino Food Week (FFW) on 5 June 2019 at the Cupola Gallery of the Honolulu Design Center. Members of the press, Consular Corps, representatives of corporate partners, government and business contacts, and leaders of the Filipino community attended the gathering.

The Filipino Food Week is a week-long celebration of Filipino cuisine happening from June 9-15. Diners can go to participating restaurants in Oahu and Maui to try the Filipino food specials that are offered by different establishments. Fifteen (15) restaurants in Oahu and five (5) in Maui participated in the Filipino Food Week this year. In Oahu, the following restaurants will have at least one Filipino food offering for FFW using coconut as an ingredient: Cafe Julia at YWCA, Chef Chai, Dana's Restaurant & Catering, Eating House 1849 by Roy Yamaguchi, Elena's Home of Finest Filipino Foods, Haleiwa Beach House, Mariposa at Neiman Marcus Ala Moana, Max's Restaurant, Merriman’s Honolulu, Restaurant XO, Stage Restaurant, Tiano's Restaurants, Tiki's Grill & Bar, Won Kee Restaurant, and UBAE. For Maui, the following restaurants will be participating: Joey's Kitchen, Lineag, Star Noodle, Tante's Island Cuisine, and Tin Roof. (END)

Consul General Jimeno with the participating restaurants

Executive Chef Ron de Guzman of Stage Restaurant created a unique Filipino culinary during the Opening Reception (Clockwise from top left) Pork Tocino Tacos; Roast Pork Kiwale Bao Bun; Ube Tartlets; Kabocha Hash with Papaya, Fried Vegetable and Tofu Poke; and Adobo Arancini. Photo Credit:  Kamforfun

Consul General Jimeno with the Officers and staff of the Philippine Consulate