Pre-order online until TUE Mar 23, 10pm
Pick up on WED Mar 24, 6-7:30pm
The food of the Philippines is complex: as diverse as the more than 100 ethnic groups that populate its 7600+ islands, and overlaid with centuries of Chinese, Southeast Asian, Spanish, and American influences. Tonight’s menu by Maria Polotan incorporates local ingredients into traditional Filippino recipes.
Corn & Black Bean Empanada (V)
Empanadas are little pastry turnovers that can be found nearly anywhere Spanish culture has had an influence. In the Philippines, they’re everywhere from street food vendors to fancy family gatherings. This version features a buttery baked wheat pastry filled with corn and black beans in fresh tomato sauce with garlic, onion, cilantro, and chilies, and served with a bright green drizzle of coconut, cilantro, green onions, garlic, ginger & lemon.
Rich, luscious braised pork belly, marinated for 24 hours in a fragrant mix of star anise, garlic, salted black beans, miso, soy sauce (GF), coconut vinegar, bay leaves, and brown sugar — then gently baked for hours until metlingly tender.
Ginataang Kalabasa At Tokwa (V)
Asian squash and tofu simmered in a rich coconut broth flavoured with garlic, ginger, onion, lemon grass.
Both meals come with served with steamed bok choy, white rice and achara, a tangy pickle of green papaya, carrot, onion, garlic, and ginger.
This rich, creamy, custard is made from a mix of coconut, evaporated and condensed milks thickened with eggs, sugar, young coconut and grated cassava. Somewhere between a cheesecake and flan, it has a delicate, toothsome texture and an inviting coconut and caramel aroma.
Pork, Vegetarian, or 1/2+1/2
Filippino Dinner — $48 for 2 • $90 for 4
ORDERING FOR THIS EVENT IS NOW CLOSED. PICKUP IS WED 6-7:30PM
Maria Lourdes Polotan grew up in a family where food played a central part on how life was celebrated; the kitchen was where the family congregated and her mother presided. Maria has begun to share sharing her passion for food by cooking for others through her new catering project Mama Linda’s, offering traditional Filipino home cooking with quality local ingredients at pop-up events, catering and at Withrow Park Farmers’ Market in the summer.