Pre-order online until TUE Oct 27, 10pm
Pick up on WED Oct 28, 6-7:30pm
The Philippines has storied and complex history: thousands of years of indigenous culture overlaid with centuries of colonial rule and a contemporary global cosmopolitanism that all finds expression in its diverse and delicious cuisine. This meal, like its chef, Hannah Grace Medalla, has roots in both Spanish and Filipino traditions, and in the many dishes that connect Hannah to her 92-year-old lola (grandmother) in the Central Luzon region of the Philippines.
Butternut Squash Frittata
A delectable autumn snack inspired by seasonal fall favours; fried butternut squash fritters in a light corn flour batter evoke both the classic Spanish tortilla and the traditional Filipino favourite okoy; served with a piquant ancho chile aioli.
Filipino-Style Paella (Chicken or Vegetarian)
Paella is one of the best known dishes in Spanish cuisine, and has long found a place on the Filipino table, where it is known as Arroz a la Valenciana. It has evolved to reflect the favours and ingredients of its new home, where it is made with a mix of glutinous and short-grained sushi rice instead of the more traditional Spanish bomba rice. It is also served quite a bit creamier, closer to risotto in texture, thanks to the added richness of coconut milk infused with the flavours of garlic, rosemary, tomato. Available with chicken or a mix of local vegetables (cauliflower, eggplant and roasted garlic scapes) and finished with roasted piquillo peppers and green peas. Comes with a small side of atchara, a tangy pickled salad of green papaya and pineapple vinegar.
A Filipino comfort food favourite, a delicate coconut milk pudding with sweet corn.
Chicken, Vegetarian or 1/2+1/2
Spanish-Filipino Fusion Dinner — $48 for 2 • $90 for 4
ORDERING FOR THIS EVENT IS NOW CLOSED. PICKUP IS WED 6-7:30PM
Hannah Grace Medalla is a spontaneous cook that draws inspiration from authentic and fusion cuisines from around the world, a mix of travel, family recipes and professional experiences. Hannah arrived in Toronto in 2014, studied Culinary Arts at George Brown College, and developed her professional experience in the demanding kitchens of Casa Loma, Marriott Hotel and The Ritz Carlton. Find out more at medalla.ca or follow @medallaprivatechef.catering