March 23, 2023

2nd Filipino Restaurant Month in Canada (FRMC) Launched in British Columbia

(Top photo) Some of the participating restaurants and guests during the launching of the 2nd Filipino Restaurant Month in Canada held on 20 March 2023 at the Philippine Consulate General in Vancouver. (Photo from Vancouver PCG)

22 March 2023 – On its second year, the Philippine Consulate General in Vancouver hosted a media launch of the Filipino Restaurant Month in Canada (FRMC) on  20 March 2023 at Post’s Consular lobby.  The event was attended by media personalities from CTV Morning News, OMNI News, ABS-CBN TFC-Balitang America as well as influencers and vloggers.

In British Columbia, nine (9) participating restaurants joined the   2nd FRMC:  Grandt Kitchen, Plato Filipino, Max’s Restaurant, Smokehouse Sandwich Co., Pampanga’s Cuisine, Kumare, Shameless Buns, Little Ongpin and Liberte Café & Restaurant. The last three restaurants are participating for the first time this year.

The FRMC is the Philippine Posts in Canada’s Common Cultural Calendar Project spearheaded by the Philippine Consulate General in Calgary, in partnership with the Philippine Department of Tourism – San Francisco and Department of Trade and Industry.  For the entire month of April, select Filipino restaurants in Vancouver, Calgary, Toronto, Ottawa, and beyond will be offering prix fixe menus.  END

(Left photo) Plato Filipino’s Boodle Fight Platter during the FRMC 2023 Media Launch.  (Right photo) Grandt Kitchen’s prix-fixe meal of chicken inasal & pork liempo with lumpiang shanghai and buko pandan for the FRMC 2023. (Photos from Vancouver PCG)

(Left photo) Shameless Buns’ sampler of Filipino spaghetti lumpia, adobo fries and longaniza pandesal. (Right Photo) Pampanga’s food sampler of pork sisig, lumpia shanghai, and empanada during the FRMC Media Launch. (Photos from Vancouver PCG)

(Left photo) Bistek burger from Smokehouse Sandwich Co. (Right Photo) Mr. Jason Pires (right), Anchor of CTV Morning News (right) takes photo of the lechon de leche as Smokehouse owner Mr. Rico Verzosa (center) slices it into pieces while Mr. Richard Wolak (left), Editor of Vancouver Foodster, looks on. (Photos from Vancouver PCG)

(Left photo) Max’s food sampler of tofu sisig, lumpia shanghai, sisig, spicy laing and Max’s famous fried chicken during the FRMC 2023 Media Launch. (Right photo) Little Ongpin’s barbeque, lumpia shanghai, and pancit. (Photos from Vancouver PCG)

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