For the whole month of April, Filipino restaurants in Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Quebec, and Saskatchewan will participate in Filipino Restaurant Month for the very first time.
The brand-new nationwide event presented by the Philippine Department of Tourism (PDOT), well-supported by the Philippine Embassy and Philippine Consulates in Calgary, Toronto, and Vancouver, will allow Canadians to experience Filipino cuisine on a whole new level.
“Participating restaurants will feature Filipino prix fixe menus that highlight the unique variety of Filipino food, ingredients, chefs, and restaurants throughout Canada,” according to a press release about the event.
A prix fixe (a French term meaning “fixed price”) is a menu that offers a full meal at a set rate. Typically, that means diners get three courses consisting of an appetizer, entrée, and dessert. Diners choose from multiple options for each of the three courses, but the price remains the same no matter the selection.
“Filipino food is integral to the country’s diverse culture with each region having their own unique and traditional recipes that are passed on from generation to generation,” it says.
The Filipino Restaurant Month celebrates Filipino culture foods through cuisines and aims to increase support for local businesses and suppliers.
Traditional dishes like Adobo, pancit, sinigang, Kare-kare; and dining experiences like the Kamayan finger food feast or commonly known as a ‘boodle fight’ buffet. There is a reason to dine out and be amazed at what Filipino restaurants can offer.
On top of the heightened level of the dining experience is a chance to win local and national prizes while dining at participating restaurants, from $25 vouchers to a vacation in the Philippines.
By dining at the restaurant, guests can scan a QR code to enter the local raffle and with every purchase from the prix-fixe menu, diners will be given a QR code with their bill to enter the national raffle.
Everyone is invited to try and enjoy the diverse cuisine of the Philippines.