PhilFest 2016 Photos

These are some photos from PhilFest 2016 held at the Philippine Cultural Enrichment Complex in Tampa Florida. The 3-day event was held from April 1-3, gathering an audience of more than 12,000.

Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church in Tampa

Our Lady of Perpetual Help in Ybor City

The Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church stands out as a gem within the heart of historic Ybor City. As beautiful as it is historically significant, OLPH, as we call it, offers a meaningful refuge for a number of devotees composed of mostly Italian, Filipino and Latino communities in the Tampa Bay Area. It is also a perfect venue for religious rites such as weddings, quinceaneras and others.

Leche Flan Recipe by Nhick

Leche Flan Recipe by Nhick Ramiro Pacis

Leche flan is a delightful dessert popular in the Philippines and, to me, it is Spain’s greatest contribution to my culture. I have always considered myself as a leche flan gorger but I never attempted to make it until the last holiday season, thanks to Google search and Youtube! However, I mistakenly used orange extract instead of vanilla but it turned out to be so much better. Masarap na pagkakamali, as our friend, Tita Isabel, termed it so I feel proud to share my recipe with you!