Jordy Navarra, Nicole Ponseca, Yasmin Newman, Ross Magnaye at Rice Paper Sister

Global Dining Series supported by Lavazza

Curious about Filipino food? Let chefs Jordy Navarra, Nicole Ponseca and Yasmin Newman school you in the country's culinary canon at a one-off 'BARRIO' dinner series with Rice Paper Sister head chef, Ross Magnaye.

Navarra runs Toyo Eatery in Manila, crowned with the Miele One to Watch Award 2018 amongst Asia's 50 Best Restaurants. Ponseca is behind New York City's Maharlika and Jeepney, while local food and travel writer Newman is the author of the critically acclaimed cookbook, 7000 Islands: Cherished Recipes and Stories from the Philippines.

These three global chefs will join Magnaye to tell the story of their shared heritage, culinary journeys and advocacy for the cuisine they love most – Filipino.

Drawing on their Filipino heritage, these gourmands will co-create an exclusive BARRIO menu, providing the entree for MFWF visitors to immerse themselves in the Philippines’ rich culinary heritage.

'BARRIO' (neighbourhood) is the creation of a Melbourne-based group of Filipino female entrepreneurs, The Entree.Pinays (comprising Fides Santos-Arguelles, Grace Guinto, Kristina Náray, Felis Sarcepuedes, and Sandra Tan). Their aim is to raise greater awareness and celebration of Filipino food and culture through creative collaboration, community, experiences and stories.

For all event enquiries please call Fides Mae Santos-Arguelles 0451 461 664


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Further Information

Disabled Accessibility

The main entrance to the venue has ground floor access. Toilets however accessible only by stairs.

Allocated Seating


Event Enquiries

For all event enquiries, please call: 0451 461 664

DateTue 12 – Wed 13 Mar
Time6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Time8:30 PM – 10:30 PM
Price$103 – $153
VenueRice Paper Sister, Melbourne
0451 461 664

About Rice Paper Sister, Melbourne