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Filipino Food Festival and Fiesta Night, July 18

IMG_0285 apco(2) (800x534) If you missed the fun and the ambience of  Filipiniana events during the many Philippine freedom day celebrations in June,  don’t feel sorry.

A group of entertainers, event coordinators and talents have packaged an omnibus dinner type theatre celebration on Friday 18 July called “Filipino Food Festival and Fiesta Night” including various surprises at the River Canyon theatre restaurant in Parramatta, all for the cover price of $39 per person.

Book for your tables at A friend says this is almost like a Filipino Christmas in July.

The event starts with a glorious food festival at 6:30 pm, featuring food  galore for any Filipino baby boomer to think one is in the midst of a nostalgic Filipino town Fiesta with mouth watering Filipino food festival buffet. Check out these selections soups and salads including nilagang baka (beef soup); beef caldereta, bistek (Filipino beef steak), kare kare with juicy bagoong, pork offerings of lechon, menudo, asado, dinuguan and more; baked and fried fish; chicken apritada, Filipino curry, and marinated baked chicken, and deserts of buko fruit salad, leche plan, biko, cassava cake and ube halaya.

Don’t miss such Filipino favourites as  laing, lumpiang shanghai, ginisang sitaw and the highly steemed Filipino steamed rice.

Come even as late as 8:30 pm for the start of the video cultural presentation to be followed by an entertainment spectacular featuring the Philippine community’s known artists and performers, with program emceed by Mr Charles Chan and Albert Pri.

In between the program, the groups Linda and Visayan Dancers, the combined VSD-Mindanao Ethnic Dancers and the VSD dancers by themselves will tantalise the audience with Folkloric Filipino dances including Visayan-Tagalog dances, Muslim folk dances, and modern spot dances, repectively.

Consider these song numbers from balladeer Emerson Tuazon, Angelo Santos, Sidney Perez, Annie Marquez, Jay Gaerlan, not to mention impersonation by Coco Fox and a mini-concert spiel by Albert Pri.

Highlight of the night be the awarding of best dressed guests and all-night dance via DJ music.