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First Norwegian Seafood Festival in the Philippines Starts Today

The festival begins with a spectacular seafood dinner at the Grand Hyatt Manila this May 17, Norway’s national day.

The Royal Norwegian Embassy in Manila, in partnership with the Philippines Norway Business Council (PNBC), and the Grand Hyatt Manila are launching the first ever Norwegian Seafood Festival in our country.

Oslo, Norway.

For the first day of the festival, the Norwegian Seafood Extravaganza by the Royal Norwegian Embassy will be held today, featuring stellar chefs namely Chef Stig Drageide, 2016 Asia’s Best Female Chef Margarita Fores, and Grand Hyatt Manila’s very own Executive Chef Mark Hagan.

Grand Hyatt Manila Executive Chef Mark Hagan.

The special occasion continues from May 18 to 26 with A Norwegian Feast. Grand Hyatt Manila’s Grand Kitchen will be serving a sumptuous Norweigian seafood buffet for lunch and dinner.

Some of the authentic Norwegian dishes that can be enjoyed are the Norwegian Halibut, Haddock, Whiting Fish, Blue Mussels, Scallops and of course, the famous Norwegian Salmon among others. It is available at P1,906 for lunch, and P2,200 for dinner.

Norwegian Salmon.

The luxurious hotel brings the renowned executive chef of Oslo’s iconic Theatercafeen, Stig Drageide, at the helm of this offering. Theatercafeen has been known as one of the most popular places to dine in Oslo for more than a century. This gives diners the opportunity to sample what made Norway one of the major seafood suppliers in the world.

Theatercafeen Executive Chef Stig Drageide.

Norway’s Ambassador to the Philippines, Bjørn Jahnsen, said, “Norwegian seafood is world-renowned for its exceptional quality and we are extremely pleased to offer our first Norwegian Seafood Festival in the Philippines.

“Since 2018 Norway and the Philippines enjoy free trade through the EFTA-Philippines Free Trade Agreement,” he added.

Norway’s Ambassador to the Philippines, Bjørn Jahnsen.

Ambassador Jansen also shared, “Norwegian seafood exports enjoy zero tariffs when entering the Philippines. We hope the Norwegian Seafood Festival will open doors to more exports of high quality Norwegian seafood to the Philippines.”

Meanwhile, Capt. Ivar Thomasli of the PNBC stated, “The Norwegian Business community in the Philippines is very pleased to support this fantastic seafood event, which takes place on the 205th anniversary of the Norwegian Constitution.”

With exports reaching more than $12 billion in 2018, Norway is the world’s second largest exporter of seafood.

Call +632 838 1234 or email manila.grand@hyatt.com for inquiries and reservations.

Banner photo is a Ceviche Halibut

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