We are ecstatic to be collaborating with Yana G of The Salo Series and Scott R. of Dine Drink Detroit for our next dinner: ANI on Sunday, November 15, 7:00-9:00 p.m.
ANI means "harvest" in Tagalog, or filipino. This is a collaborative dinner celebrating the local and seasonal ingredients of Michigan and diners will feast kamayan style: dishes will be coursed out served on banana leaves and eaten with your hands.
Get your tickets here.
Bistek Tartare | Appetizer
The classic tartare, with a filipino/vietnamese twist. Minced sirloin, tenderloin and round, with calamansi, shallots, soy sauce and perilla, topped with quail's egg.
Porchetta stuffed with Sisig | Entree
Very similar to lechon pork belly, rubbed with lemongrass, ginger, mint and coriander, stuffed with sisig: minced pig's head sauteed with soy, calamansi, thai chilies, onions, garlic and chicken liver, with egg.
Kalderitik | Entree
Kaldereta made with duck: "itik" and obviously, foie gras.
Chef's surprise | Entree
Ensaladang Talong | Appetizer
grilled eggplants with local greens, tomatoes and onions in spiced vinegar.
Roasted Corn Flan | Dessert
Roasted corn in creamy flan.
About Yana Gilbuena | The Salo Series
Self-taught Filipino Chef Yana Gilbuena thrives on traveling and cooking Filipino food. In 2014, she embarked on a 50-week pop-up dinner tour across the 50 U.S. states, and wrapped up the Canadian provinces in 2015. Starting in 2016, she's taking The Salo Series to South America. This is your last chance to eat with her stateside!
Like We CraVe Detroit, Salo is not about the food, it's about the people for Yana. “You never know who you’ll get to meet that night. Everyone comes in not knowing [each other]. It becomes networking, but not in a sleazy kind of way. They’re coming together, because they’re curious about Filipino food or they love Filipino food. So at the end of the night, everyone becomes a family, especially when you’re eating with your hands. There’s no pressure of being so formal with the fork and spoon on the right. I just feel like it lessens that expectation and it’s just fun when you see people digging in!” - [source for quote: The Chef's Connection]
About Dine Drink Detroit
Dine Drink Detroit is an annual dining event featuring independently owned and operated restaurants. The price point is low to encourage people to try more than one restaurant.
"The inspiration is that there are so many cool small businesses in Detroit," says Scott Rutterbush, operations developer for Great Lakes Coffee Roasting Company and co-organizer of Dine Drink Detroit. "People are doing some really great stuff that we wanted to showcase and celebrate. These are places that maybe not everyone knows about."
On October 17, Patience and Martin graciously let We CraVe Detroit take over their home for a tasty beer infused meal prepared by Chef Jared Dellario. We sourced the duck from Fowlerville, delicata squash from People's Pantry in Kalamazoo, and bacon from Melo Farms.
The beers used in the meals and provided as tastings include:
We popped up at The Eastern last night for a Mad Hatter's Tea Dinner party...a few of our guests took the theme to the next level by dressing up as characters from Alice in Wonderland, like Tweedle Dee and Dum and the Queen of Hearts! Chef Jared Dellario donned his bunny ear chef's hat and cooked up some amazing dishes -- the crowd favorite was the "Happy Pumpkin" - heirloom pumpkin bisque with cardamom, nutmeg, and vanilla chai tea infusion paired with Joseph Wesley Tea's longjing (green tea).
What a fabulous night! If you missed out, you can join us for our Deconstructed Beer Dinner in Bloomfield Hills next Saturday, October 17. Claim your seat at: http://www.eventjoy.com/e/oktoberfest-deconstructed-beer-dinner-3878490