We’ve always read about history, but wouldn’t it be interesting to actually taste it? For the 500th anniversary of the circumnavigation of the world, Ayala Museum and Served Manila will host an experiential historical conversation on the Manila-Acapulco Galleon trade. The highlight? You get to make and taste some of the food involved.
“Unboxing the Galleon Trade” will be hosted by artist, chef, and writer Claude Tayag. The event will tackle everyone’s favorite topic—food and the history behind it.
“As we celebrate the 500th anniversary of the first circumnavigation of the world, the session will be surveying some of the most prominent food and dishes exchanged during the Manila-Acapulco Trade to explore the impact of the 250-year relationship between Mexico and Philippines and reveal what it says about our Filipino identity,” said the announcement on Instagram.
Registration to the event comes with access to the conversation, and a box of treats and refreshments to help you literally taste the significance of the galleon trade. The exploration kit will include two craft cocktails created by guest mixologist Lennon Aguilar using lambanog and tequila—two spirits that represent the main players of the galleon trade.
A DIY champorado kit from scratch, artisanal chicharon, and craft local chocolates will also be included in the kit so you can experience the history behind the conversation while learning about it.
The event will be held on Saturday, Aug. 14 at 4 p.m. Tickets are priced at P3,000, which will give you access to the talk and the exploration kit that comes with it. You can register for “Unboxing the Galleon Trade” here.