Food is My Love Language: A Six Course Filipino-inspired Winter Dinner

In-PersonMission, San Francisco


Pop-up space
Available for purchase,BYOW
Banquet (20+ Guests)
Food is a love language that can invoke powerful memories. For myself, many Filipino dishes remind me of the numerous gatherings and parties with seemingly unlimited food. Every party revolved around food and as far back I can remember, my mom's favorite question to ask was, "Did you eat?" My childhood spent in the Bay Area and Hawaii had many happy Filipino food memories. Revisiting my favorite childhood dishes in this menu and in my pop-ups has helped me recognize how important my family's recipes are to me and how it has been a way for me to reconnect with my roots. For this dinner, we will be featuring 6 courses of Filipino-inspired dishes using seasonal and locally sourced (when possible) ingredients. Some of the bold and unique flavors of Filipino cuisine will be highlighted in this meal. A specially curated playlist and cocktail will be prepared to pair with this menu. This will be our first ticketed dinner in 2023. We're looking forward to being back and sharing this menu with you all!

Menu detail

Sampalok Spritz (Welcome Cocktail)
Bourbon, tamarind nectar, orange bitters, lime, soda.
Shrimp/Pork Lumpia
Filipino-style crispy egg rolls with butterflied shrimp, seasoned ground pork, and diced vegetables. Sweet and savory glaze.
Ensaladang Talong
Small Plate
Charred/roasted eggplant, mango, tomatoes, pickled red onions, radishes, vinaigrette. Crispy shallots and garlic.
Arroz Caldo
Small Plate
Filipino-style porridge, poached egg, greens, julienned ginger, lemon, crispy shallots, chicken chicharon, scallions, garlic/achuete/truffle oil
Seafood Pancit Guisado
Filipino-style noodle dish. Dungeness crab, shrimp, and julienned vegetables.
Manilla Mule (Mid-meal Cocktail)
Whiskey, calamansi juice, ginger beer, angostura bitters.
Braised Short Rib Bistek
Small Plate
4+ hour braised short rib with soy sauce, citrus, garlic, black peppercorns, and ginger. Topped with crispy onions. Winter squash/coconut/bagoong purée, garlic rice, and seasonal roasted vegetables.
Blood Orange Cassava Cake
A lightly sweet, flourless cake made with grated cassava/yucca. Top layer of custard flan and toasted coconut.

Food is My Love Language: A Six Course Filipino-inspired Winter Dinner

In-PersonMission, San Francisco
(Exact Address will be shared upon purchase.)