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 ★ BUTTER & SCOTCH COCONUT MILK PUNCH COCKTAILS + SPICY SWEET CARAMEL CORN ★ LANDHAUS PORK SISIG, GOAT LONGANIZA, OXTAIL CALDARETE TACOS ★ AINT2PROUD2BRUNCH VENISON ADOBO & BONE MARROW FRIED RICE ★ LUMPIA SHACK TRUFFLED ADOBO MUSHROOM FRIED LUMPIA ★ UBE HALO HALO ★ BALUT ★ ENGELINE RESTAURANT’S WHOLE LECHON (ROASTED PIGS) ★ BIBINKA ★ MAMON ★ LECHE FLAN ★ LA NEWYORKINA CALAMANSI ICE CREAM ★ LIDDABIT SWEETS SALTED CARAMELS ★ KARAOKE ★ PRIZES ★ BEAUTY QUEENS ★ PHOTO WALLS ★ MAGIC ★ LIVE DJ’S ★ & 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.