Last week, Food Curated and Gastronauts threw a big fundraiser food party at the Woods in Williamsburg. It was a benefit for the Philippines. And I love Filipino food. Lots of good food from Filipino restaurants I’ve heard of and some I haven’t …but glad to know about.
The highlights for me:
Lechon Whole Roasted Pig Sandwiches from Engeline’s – pour some vinegar and a bottle of this Mang Tomas All Purpose Sauce. I need to get me a bottle.
Venison Adobo and Bone Marrow Fried Rice from Ain’t 2 Proud 2 Brunch – the line for this was worth it.
Flan from Salo (pop up dinners) – at this point, I was pretty drunk and was running my mouth with the girl who was serving this. I felt like I was talking to her about how much I loved going to my Filipino friend’s parent’s house, because they serve so much good food like Pancit noodles and Lumpia spring rolls (which I luckily got to eat at this fundraiser). I don’t think she was too annoyed by my rambling.
Magician Michael Chaut – There was a magician. He showed me some cool tricks like bending my quarter and then somehow making it disappear after I put it in my pocket …or maybe I was just dropping stuff all over the place.
I totally forgot to eat the Balut (the hard boiled egg with the premature fetus).
This is the rest of the stuff.
COMPLIMENTARY BAR â˜… BUTTER & SCOTCH COCONUT MILK PUNCH COCKTAILS + SPICY SWEET CARAMEL CORN â˜… LANDHAUS PORK SISIG, GOAT LONGANIZA, OXTAIL CALDARETE TACOS â˜… AINT2PROUD2BRUNCH VENISON ADOBO & BONE MARROW FRIED RICE â˜… LUMPIA SHACK TRUFFLED ADOBO MUSHROOM FRIED LUMPIA â˜… UBE HALO HALO â˜… BALUT â˜… ENGELINE RESTAURANT’S WHOLE LECHON (ROASTED PIGS) â˜… BIBINKA â˜… MAMON â˜… LECHE FLAN â˜… LA NEWYORKINA CALAMANSI ICE CREAM â˜… LIDDABIT SWEETS SALTED CARAMELS â˜… KARAOKE â˜… PRIZES â˜… BEAUTY QUEENS â˜… PHOTO WALLS â˜… MAGIC â˜… LIVE DJ’S â˜… & MORE
Special partners: The Woods Bar, Landhaus, Engeline’s Restaurant, Aint2Proud2Brunch, The Global Trip, Fresh Traveler, Butter & Scotch, La NewYorkina, Lumpia Shack, Maharlika, Jeepney, UmiNom, Kuma Inn, Liddabit Sweets.