02-02-2015 | News
Join us at Phoenicia Specialty Foods Downtown for a Filipino pop-up feast hosted by Chef Yana Gilbuena. The Houston dinner is one stop on The SALO Project, a series of underground pop-up dinners featuring regional Filipino cuisine, traveling to all 50 states over the course of 50 weeks.
SALO is a gathering for adventurous diners who dare to explore regions of the amazing 7,107-island Philippine archipelago through food beyond adobo and lumpia.
Tickets are $50 per person and include a traditional family-style dinner full of extraordinary flavors composed from local and seasonal ingredients. Dinner will be served on banana leaves and eaten old-school, sans utensils (kamayan). This is an unprecedented opportunity to explore Filipino cuisine in a unique atmosphere!
A portion of the proceeds will be donated to ARK: Advancement for Rural Kids to build a school in an area near Chef Yana’s hometown, Visayas, Philippines, which was struck by Typhoon Haiyan. The region has a farming and feeding program to empower the youth to be producers and not consumers. Through ARK, Chef Yana’s goal is to provide meals and tuition for 15 children for one full year. You can help “do good” by eating good food!
Watch this CNN video to learn more about Chef Yana’s SALO Filipino pop-up feasts.
WHAT: SALO Filipino Pop-Up Feast: Houston
WHERE: Phoenicia Specialty Foods Downtown, 1001 Austin St., 77010
WHEN: Wednesday, February 4th, 7:30-9:30pm
COST: $50 per person. Space is limited. Purchase tickets in advance online or at the event, if space is available.