When Filipinos get together for the holidays, they definitely eat -- a lot. Then they bust out Magic Mic (not the dancer, but the karaoke mic) or the guitar or piano. And when there's music, there's got to be some dancing -- in the garage, basement or the dining area.
Experience how Filipinos celebrate family and friends over a feast with music elegantly spun our DJ, The Pinstriped Rebel (Les Talusan) and with live Hawaiian tunes from Glen Hirabayashi of Aloha Boys. And surely, there'll be hula. Finally, diners courageous enough to get up and sing will entertain all of us at this holiday gathering. Don't miss this fun event! Ticket sales close 5 p.m., Friday, Dec. 8th.
5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Starters + Drinks (1 drink per ticket. CASH BAR.)
6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Dinner + Dessert
Crab Gata (Maryland Lump Crab in Coconut Milk)
Sinuwam Soup Shot (Chicken Ginger Soup) *
Duck Empanadita (Fried and served with jalapeño lime crema)
Seafood Paella (a la Valenciana by way of Manila) *
Turkey Hamonado (Ham caramelized in pineapple juice and sugar)
Pansit Guisado (Rice noodles with mushrooms & vegetables - chicken & shrimp stock*)
Macaroni Salad (Filipino style comes with pineapple & carrots)
* with vegetarian option
Unbaked R.P. -- that's Republic of the Philippines (A take on the classic Baked Alaska that celebrates ingredients from the Philippines: Chocolate Cake with Ganache (Malagos Chocolate - Davao), Coffee (Barako - Batangas) Ice-cream and Rum (Tanduay - Manila) Whipped Cream.
Chef Bio: Wilma B. Consul is Citizen Cook, a boutique personal chef & catering business in Washington, DC. She infuses healthy tweaks and sustainable practices to her native Filipino food. Cooking since she was five years old, Consul, who also produces/reports for NPR and works as a dance and theater artist, studied at L'Academie de Cuisine and Carlos Rosario International Public Charter School, where she returned as a culinary arts instructor. Watch Consul on NPR's Hot Pot Series that features her culinary vision.