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Kamayan Dinner: Noche Buena with Larry Piaskowy of True Laurel

  • mestiza taqueria 595 Bryant St, San Francisco, CA 94107 (map)

THE WORD "KAMAYAN" DERIVES FROM THE WORD "KAMAY," MEANING “HAND.” IT IS A CELEBRATION WITH THE WHOLE FAMILY — OR EVEN THE WHOLE VILLAGE — GETTING TOGETHER TO SHARE A MEAL USING THEIR HANDS. IT IS A COMMUNAL MEAL WHERE A SPREAD OF RICE AND DIFFERENT "ULAM" ARE PRESENTED ON BANANA LEAVES. THE DIFFERENT  MAIN DISHES SHOWCASE THE FRESHEST OF THE REGION WHERE THE MEAL IS PREPARED.

Celebrate Noche Buena (literally "the Good Night") is the Spanish word for Christmas Eve. Christmas is the biggest holiday in the Philippines!!! We are going all out with this menu. Caviar and Laing, Smoked prime rib, lechon, embotido and Market finds to name a few.

We are also featuring guest bartender Larry Piakowsky, Bar Director for Rich Table.

What a better way to celebrate it with great food, cocktails and meeting new people.

Menu $100 per person

Caviar and Laing Blinis

We are making blinis and topping with laing and caviar to start off the Christmas celebration.

 

Dry Aged Prime Rib

Aged for 30 days, This prime rib is smoked for 5 hours to create a succulent and smoky meat. #MeatSweats

 

Lechon Pork Belly

Lechon: Traditionally a spit-roasted whole hog, marinated with lemongrass, garlic, black pepper and bay leaves; we braise our marinated pork belly, then fry until crispy.

 

Special Cocktail by Larry Piaskowy

Special cocktail by Larry Piaskowy, Bar director of Rich Table

 

Lola's Lumpia Shanghai | Mango Ketchup

A classic lumpia recipe named after lola ( grandma), exactly the way she used to do it. It is served with our house made mango ketchup.

 

PEI Mussels

Steamed in coconut milk and Lambanog ( coconut spirit ) finished with Palapa Maguindanao - A condiment of toasted fresh coconut, garlic, shallots, ginger and turmeric.

 

Mechado

A braised beef dish originating from Spain, cooked in tomato sauce with carrot and potato; finished with calamansi, a floral citrus native to the Philippines, and seasoned with soy sauce.

 

Petrale Sole

Whole petrale sole dusted with potato starch and fried for 15 minutes to create a super crispy fish. You can almost eat the whole thing even the bones!! Sourced locally in San Francisco

 

Farmer's Market Specials

Purple Sweet Potato
Patis Mansi Glazed Carrots
Honeynut Squash
Charred Savoy Cabbage
K&J Orchards Shinko Asian Pears
Steamed California Rice

 

Cassava Cake | K&J Orchard Apples, Vanilla Chantilly

Cassava / Yucca is grated and mixed with cheese, coconut milk and sugar. It is baked into a delicious kakanin. Served with caramelized apple and vanilla whipped cream.

 

Pancit Habhab

Homemade pancit is placed in little banana leaves called habhab, a dish from Lucban Queson.

 

Embotido

Philippine's answer to meat loaf. this meaty goodness is stuffed hard boiled egg and cheese

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Earlier Event: December 21
ANINA POP-UP
Later Event: December 29
8 course Tasting Menu