July 11 -- we're linking up with Portland Committee for Human Rights in the Philippines (PCHRP) to do our first Portland pop-up dinner featuring our MAKIBAKA! menu from our January pop-up dinner.
The menu is a tribute to the history of anti-colonial resistance in the Philippines. It is a prix-fixe five-course tasting menu including a main course and dessert. Each dish is drawn from historical records of revolutionary leaders’ favorite foods or directly influenced by stories of their resistance.
Lapu-Lapu Escabeche, a fried fish & calamansi sauce starter course in honor of the OG Colonizer Killa, Lapu-Lapu, who shares his name with the Filipino word for grouper.
Tinola na Manok, the dish prepared by Tandang Sora as she housed and fed the Katipuneros. This variation is prepared with a dashi ginger broth.
Pinakbet ken Bagnet, two Ilocano dishes in one, inspired by the bolo-weilding Ilocana rebel commander Gabriela Silang. Sautéed eggplant, okra, green beans & squash in shrimp paste with thrice cooked pork belly.
Pandan Flan inspired by Jose Rizal, because he liked desserts and his combover was so sweet.