Boston Asian American Film Festival
Oct
24
to Oct 27

Boston Asian American Film Festival

Save the Date!

New England's Largest Asian American Film Festival
The Boston Asian American Film Festival (BAAFF) empowers Asian Americans through film by showcasing Asian American experiences and serving as a resource to filmmakers and the Greater Boston Community. BAAFF is a production of the Asian American Resource Workshop.”

More info coming soon, but in the meantime check out: http://www.baaff.org/

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Asian American and Pacific Islander Civil Rights Forum
Oct
29
12:00 AM00:00

Asian American and Pacific Islander Civil Rights Forum

Save the date!

“The annual Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPI) Civil Rights Forum aims to advance the presence of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in the Northeastern region, both in numbers and in prominence. To achieve this mission, this forum will provide the community with a broad range of learning experiences towards advancing AAPI civil rights and liberties, which are often overlooked within the national narrative. Additionally, this forum aims to foster a network of advocates who will work together to raise awareness and further the interests of the AAPI community.

We welcome you to join us as in an open discussion of Asian American and Pacific Islanders’ civil rights with resource speakers.”

More info to come: http://www.aacommission.org/aapi-civil-rights-forum/2019-aapicrf/

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Asian American Women In Leadership (AAWIL) Conference 2019 - Rise Up!
Nov
16
9:00 AM09:00

Asian American Women In Leadership (AAWIL) Conference 2019 - Rise Up!

From their Eventbrite:

“Our theme this year, Rise Up, celebrates the return of the annual AAWIL Conference and the triumph of Asian American women who have overcome various challenges in their lives. Hear from leaders who will share their experiences, advice, and tips at this conference, and learn how you, too, can rise!

http://girlsaspire.org/conference

For more info: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/asian-american-women-in-leadership-aawil-conference-2019-rise-up-tickets-38372763970?aff=efbeventtix&fbclid=IwAR2BzDF_zszRYmr2YYsvL_0bB1bxvsy2RAfje7UcyNkBgjlREw4S2M0_62A

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ATASK Silk Road Gala
Oct
19
6:00 PM18:00

ATASK Silk Road Gala

Please join the Asian Task Force Against Domestic Violence for an evening of food and festivities in support of ATASK's mission to prevent domestic violence in Asian families, and provide hope to survivors.

Keynote Speaker

Sheila Marcelo | Founder, Chairwoman and CEO

Care.com

Gala Co-Chairs

Len A. Ho | Division Counsel

Zipcar

Peggy L. Ho | Executive Vice President / Deputy General Counsel

LPL Financial LLC

Junaid Hoosen | Managing Director, Advisory Services

Ernst & Young LLP

Emcee

Joy Lim Nakrin | Anchor/Reporter

NBC10 Boston / NECN

Performer

Tina Cavicchio | Owner

TC Dance Company

Available for: Corporate Events, Wedding Dances, Private/Group Lessons, Choreography, Performances & Team Coaching

Visit www.tcdancecompany.com for more details or email hello@tcdancecompany.com

For more info: https://e.givesmart.com/events/e7v/

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Oct
12
11:00 AM11:00

Boston PEAR General Meeting

“Please join us for our October General Meeting where we will reflect on PEAR events and actions from September and announce future events.

We prioritize centering Pilipinx-identifying voices and philippine issues in our general meetings. Allies are welcome, we appreciate their solidarity, and we ask them to self-moderate the roles they hold in order to center Pilipinx folx.

Thank you and we hope to see you there!”

For more info: https://www.facebook.com/events/2437698763151374/

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Filipino Fiesta Boodlefest Dinner & Dance
Oct
5
6:00 PM18:00

Filipino Fiesta Boodlefest Dinner & Dance

From their Facebook page:

“In the Philippines, a boodlefest is a military style meal in which food is piled on top of banana leaves, laid out on long tables. Partaking in a boodlefest symbolizes solidarity in celebrating successful events.

Join BKP's annual fundraiser with an abundance of food and joyous dance. Proceeds support our literacy programs and libraries in the Philippines.

Attire: Semi-formal
$50 advance purchase ($55 at door)“

For more info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1291155557676289/

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Sept 14 & 15th Dealmoon Asian Street Food Night Market
Sep
14
to Sep 15

Sept 14 & 15th Dealmoon Asian Street Food Night Market

From their Facebook page:

“Welcome to the One and Only Asian Street Food Festival in the Greater Boston Area! Sept 14th and Sept 15th will be our 9th event since 2017. Bring your friends and family to eat some REAL Asian food!

This is a 2-day event, starting at 12pm and ends at 7pm on both days. Please purchase the ticket type with the time slot you plan to enter at. (Last Entry at 7pm)

40+ local Asian Vendors will be cooking and serving over 100 different types of Asian dishes and snacks, including Chinese Crepes, Babo Tea, Korean Rice Cakes (topokki), Uyghur lamb kebab, Skewers, Fruit Teas, Thai dessert and so many more!! (Vegan and gluten free items available).

Click the Eventbrite page to learn more about our lineup and previous event videos.”

For tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/dealmoon-asian-street-food-night-market-eat-real-asian-food-tickets-65482422689?aff=efbeventtix&fbclid=IwAR1Xw54p8iRWtfTAJC2sD_6eyFcWUCjb25O2iaK9lsK41qCKI0E8beurMOI

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Filipino Fiesta sa North Shore, MA!
Aug
24
10:00 AM10:00

Filipino Fiesta sa North Shore, MA!

“ATTENTION to all Filipinos in the North Shore and North of MA. Our Fiesta celebration is scheduled on August 24 at St. James Church at 160 Federal Street in Salem, MA. There will be tons of cultural presentations, games, performances, adobo cooking contest, Filipino food, learning Filipino martial arts, meeting old and new friends.

Interested vendors, please call or text Belle Obrero at 978-406-3462; or Dante Perinal at 978-471-9477.

Anybody who would like to perform (songs, dances, etc), please contact Belle at 978-406-3462, or Coco Alinsug directly at 781-913-3747.

Please mark your calendars. Thanks.”

For more info: https://www.facebook.com/events/606180353205561/

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 Five years of pamangan: Kare-kare at Tanám
Aug
22
5:00 PM17:00

Five years of pamangan: Kare-kare at Tanám

From their page:

“Kare-kare (kah-reh kah-REH) is the dish that started it all. Hungry for Filipino food, Ellie and her brother RJ set out to make an unadulterated version of their father's recipe for kare-kare. Authenticity has always been a dubious concept, and so while this kare-kare may not be your favorite tita's version, it is 100% nostalgia-inducing for anyone familiar with this family recipe. This ticket buys a serving of kare-kare, an oxtail dish with bokchoy, eggplant and yardlong beans, covered with a fairly muted peanut and toasted rice gravy, meant to be salted to your liking with baguk, or shrimp paste, and eaten with a heaping mound of rice. 

For those who can't partake in beef for one reason or another, we'll be making a vegan version of this as well (please note that this version does cost more, as we'll be making vegan oxtail and vegan shrimp paste for this special occasion).

Buy a ticket ahead of time, as supplies are limited to the small space we have and you don't want to be disappointed when you come to visit! Presale ends day of at 9 AM. Purchase of a ticket does not ensure a seat in Tanám's dining room or patio, but all servings will be packaged to go, so can be enjoyed elsewhere in the courtyard. Cocktails, beer and wine will be available, but can only be consumed in Tanám's dining room and patio.”

For tickets: https://www.sevenrooms.com/events/tanam?utm_source=Tan%C3%A1m&utm_campaign=03c5f9768c-20190726_hisashiburi_COPY_01&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_8db5fc1290-03c5f9768c-329483057

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ASPIRE Bowling Mixer
Aug
21
6:00 PM18:00

ASPIRE Bowling Mixer

“Looking for a fun (and easy) way to support the women and girls of ASPIRE? Come to Jillian's Lucky Strike on August 21 for a night of fun, friends, and bowling!

This mixer is for anyone who is looking to:
Get involved with ASPIRE
Support our work, or
Get your bowl on for an amazing cause!

ASPIRE aims to build and empower a community of Asian American women leaders through identity development, mentorship, and education. We are always looking for supporters, volunteers, and team members. Find out how you can help by heading over to Jillian's Lucky Strike for a weeknight evening of bowling!

We have 4 lanes reserved, and tickets cover shoe rental and snacks. Drinks and additional food options are available for purchase. Lanes are available on a first-come-first-serve basis.

Ticket sales will help support our Youth Leadership Program, Mentorship Program, Aspire in the Community (AITC), and more.”

For more info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1320915228062123/

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Breaking Borders: The Stories Our Bodies Tell
Aug
20
6:00 PM18:00

Breaking Borders: The Stories Our Bodies Tell

From their website:

“Description

How do we break borders? For some, it's through our voices and our lived experiences. For others, it's taking a more passive role and listening to the stories of those who have been previously silenced. Join the Asian Task Force Against Domestic Violence and Grace Talusan, author of The Body Papers and winner of the 2017 Prize for New Immigrant Writing, for an evening of conversation about the immigrant experience.

This event will give voice to the immigrant/refugee population, especially those who identify as Asian and/or Pacific Islander. By raising awareness about domestic violence and the unique struggles that immigrants (API victims specifically) experience, we aim to uplift marginalized, yet universal narratives of struggle, healing, separation, and belonging.

Agenda:

  • 6:00-6:30p doors open; snacks and refreshments

  • 6:30-7:00p a presentation from Grace Talusan

  • 7:00-8:00p refreshments, networking, and conversations“

For more info: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/breaking-borders-the-stories-our-bodies-tell-tickets-66364204121

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32nd Annual Quincy August Moon Festival
Aug
18
12:00 PM12:00

32nd Annual Quincy August Moon Festival

From their FB page:

“Join us at the City of Quincy’s August Signature event! Awarded Best Street Festival, Best of Boston 2018 by Boston Magazine!
https://www.bostonmagazine.com/best-of-boston/2018/august-moon-festival/

FOOD! MUSIC! ART!

Get ready....for more!

Bigger and better than EVER!
🔥20+ Food trucks and food vendors - a taste of Asia and around the world + street fare!
🔥Craft Beer & Wine Garden
🔥2 stages - Cultural and contemporary performances with August Moon Remix - Hip Hop, Rap, Pop and Rock
🔥Art Walk with live mural art demo
🔥Kids Zone - face painting, pony rides, amusements
🔥Oversized Backyard Games

Want to know the latest? For performer and vendor info, and to win cool giveaways, LIKE our page, share, share, share and stay connected with us!

Instagram: @qari1509

Check us out at: https://quincyasianresources.org/august-moon-festival

Free Admission! Take the T or park your bike at our Bike Valet!“

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32nd Annual Quincy August Moon Festival
Aug
12
5:30 PM17:30

32nd Annual Quincy August Moon Festival

From their Facebook page:

“Join us at the City of Quincy’s August Signature event! Awarded Best Street Festival, Best of Boston 2018 by Boston Magazine!
https://www.bostonmagazine.com/best-of-boston/2018/august-moon-festival/

FOOD! MUSIC! ART!

Get ready....for more!

Bigger and better than EVER!
🔥20+ Food trucks and food vendors - a taste of Asia and around the world + street fare!
🔥Craft Beer & Wine Garden
🔥2 stages - Cultural and contemporary performances with August Moon Remix - Hip Hop, Rap, Pop and Rock
🔥Art Walk with live mural art demo
🔥Kids Zone - face painting, pony rides, amusements
🔥Oversized Backyard Games

Want to know the latest? For performer and vendor info, and to win cool giveaways, LIKE our page, share, share, share and stay connected with us!

Instagram: @qari1509

Check us out at: https://quincyasianresources.org/august-moon-festival

Free Admission! Take the T or park your bike at our Bike Valet!“

For more info: https://www.facebook.com/events/436536403827622/

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3rd Annual Filipino Festival in Malden
Jun
22
3:30 PM15:30

3rd Annual Filipino Festival in Malden

“Hi everyone!It's time to save the date for the third annual Filipino Festival in Malden! Each year we strive to make it more exciting and engaging as we impart more knowledge about the Filipino cultural heritage to the community. This year, we present to you "The Philippines as a Cultural Mosaic."The culture of the Philippines comprises a blend of traditional Filipino and Spanish traditions, with influences from America and other ASEAN countries. The Filipinos are religious and family-oriented, with an appreciation for art, fashion, music and food. This four-hour festival is filled with family-friendly activities, cultural performances and LOTS OF FOOD! Yes, a lot of good food - not only Filipino cuisine but also a taste of Japanese, Spanish, Chinese and others.

This program is possible thanks to a partnership with RE/MAX Trinity of Malden, and is also supported in part by a grant from the Malden Cultural Council, a local agency, with additional support from the Mass Cultural Council, a state agency.The third annual Filipino Festival will be held on June 22nd, Saturday from 3:30PM to 7:30PM at the Malden YMCA.”

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/339203286924745/

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Google Podcasts creator program showcase
Jun
19
5:30 PM17:30

Google Podcasts creator program showcase

“Join PRX and host Dylan Marron ("Conversations with People Who Hate Me") for a dynamic evening of storytelling celebrating the six teams selected for the Google Podcasts creator program.

Hailing from Southern California, the Mid-Atlantic, Chile and Kenya, the teams will take the stage with live performances of the podcasts they spent 20 weeks developing and refining as part of the Google Podcasts creator program, PRX’s innovative accelerator for independent podcast producers.

Whether you’re interested in stories about queer Africans living, loving, surviving and thriving, profiles of people on the margins of Chilean society who are challenging social norms, the unknown histories and present-day realities of life in the Filipino diaspora, time-traveling twins who uncover hidden moments in Puerto Rican history, discussions of black women’s beauty standards over the past 100 years or frank and hilarious conversations about road rage - you won't want to miss this.”

More info here: https://www.wbur.org/events/470735/google-podcasts-creator-program-showcase

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PAMANA 121st Philippine Independence Day Celebration
Jun
15
to Jun 29

PAMANA 121st Philippine Independence Day Celebration

From their event page:

“Join the Philippine American Mainstream Advocacy for Nonpartisan Associations, Inc. (PAMANA) for the 121st Philippine Independence Day Celebration! PAMANA will be celebrating Filipino culture and heritage at three main events around Massachusetts.

Saturday, June 15, 2019
Philippine Independence Day Parade and Festival
La Salette Shrine, Attleboro, MA
10AM - 3PM
Admission is Free!

Wednesday, June 12, 2019
Flag Raising
Boston City Hall Plaza
Noon

Saturday, June 29, 2019
Gala Night
Lombardo’s, Randolph, MA
Filipinia Attire
$50 per person; $20 Children 12 and Under

For more info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1976417722664048/

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Asian Women for Health Mindful Photography Walk
May
19
4:00 PM16:00

Asian Women for Health Mindful Photography Walk

“Bring your camera (or cell phone), water bottle and let's have a stroll along the Charles river with fellow AWFH volunteers/members! We will See visual elements (color, pattern, line, shape, texture, form, light, composition) and Be in the flow!! Direction: Take the subway, get off at Arlington Stop and use the footbridge to get to the A.F. statue.”

RSVP - https://www.aplos.com/aws/events/mindful_photography_walk

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Change the Way You Bake
Apr
28
1:00 PM13:00

Change the Way You Bake

From the event page:

“When we bake at Milk Street, we draw on ingredients from the savory side of the kitchen and techniques we've learned around the world to make better sweets. In this hands-on baking class, you'll learn to fine-tune flavor by toasting flours, using fresh herbs and embracing bitterness; create better texture with rice flour and nut butters; and create lasting impact by using fewer, more intense, ingredients. After you've practiced new techniques by making and tasting Rosemary Pine Nut Cookies, Sesame Almond Cookies, and Filipino Coconut-Rice Cupcakes, you'll get to work on a final baking challenge to showcase what you've learned.

This is a hands-on baking class led by Milk Street instructor Deb Steinfeld.

For more information: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/change-the-way-you-bake-tickets-56342506955

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Asian Task Force Against Domestic Violence 2019 Annual Meeting
Mar
25
6:00 PM18:00

Asian Task Force Against Domestic Violence 2019 Annual Meeting

From the event page:

Asian Task Force Against Domestic Violence

2019 ANNUAL MEETING


6:00 - 6:30pm Light Refreshments

6:30 - 7:30pm Meeting


Featuring:

Highlights from 2018

ATASK's vision for the future

ATASK Board

ATASK Honorees:

Individual Honoree: Vivian Hsu of Hsu & Associates, LLC

Corporate Honoree: Ernst & Young

Staff Honoree: Katharine Estes, CPA"

For more info: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/atask-2019-annual-meeting-tickets-55408399013

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We, Ceremony Kickback
Mar
14
6:00 PM18:00

We, Ceremony Kickback

From their event page: “We want to come together in the new year and meet you all. Join us and other womxn of color for food and drinks!

Join We, Ceremony on Thursday, March 14th from 6:00pm-8:00pm celebrating Boston womxn of color. The evening will include refreshments, raffle drawings, and a chance to meet local grassroots leaders and other womxn of color.

What to expect?

  • Opportunity to meet other woc in Boston

  • Good food* & music

  • Raffle prizes (includes gifts from Anita Kurl and Sephora)

Dudley Cafe's kitchen will be open until 7:00pm and the bar will be open for coffee and alcoholic beverages.

For more info: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/we-ceremony-kickback-tickets-56543148078”

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Art Workshop with Bren Bataclan
Mar
9
10:00 AM10:00

Art Workshop with Bren Bataclan

“Moms / Dads, are you looking for something your kids can do this winter?  Come and join us for some creativity and fun with Bren Bataclan, as the Filipino Festival in Malden brings you this two-hour art workshop! This will be held on March 9th, 2019 from 10AM to 12NOON at the Malden Senior Center.  Register now! There is a fee of $20 per child (inclusive of art materials, snacks and refreshments).
For more information, you can send an email to filfest.malden@gmail.com.  
Thank you!”

For more info:

https://www.facebook.com/events/310297012937054/

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Call Her Ganda Screening
Mar
6
2:00 PM14:00

Call Her Ganda Screening

From the event page:

“Directed by P J Ravel
Followed by a skype Q&A with director P J Ravel

Dowling Hall/Room 745A
419 Boston Ave
Medford, MA 02155

When Jennifer Laude, a Filipina trans woman, is brutally murdered by a U.S. Marine, three women intimately invested in the case–an activist attorney (Virgie Suarez), a transgender journalist (Meredith Talusan) and Jennifer’s mother (Julita “Nanay” Laude)–galvanize a political uprising, pursuing justice and taking on hardened histories of US imperialism.

For more info: https://www.facebook.com/events/614960168935533/

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Boardgame Night - NAAAP Boston Scholarship Fundraiser
Feb
23
6:00 PM18:00

Boardgame Night - NAAAP Boston Scholarship Fundraiser

From the event page:

“Join NAAAP Boston for a boardgame night with lots of mingling and friendly competition! Dinner and drinks will be provided. We will be on the 18th floor of 50 Milk St.

Buy tickets NOW for the early bird price of $15! At-the-door tickets will be $20.

https://boston.naaap.org/events/boardgame-night-fundraiser-2

All proceeds will go towards NAAAP Boston's Scholarship Committee and support our Future Leader Scholarships for college-bound high school seniors of Asian/Pacific Islander descent who demonstrate leadership and financial need.

For more info: https://www.meetup.com/Boston-Asian-Professionals/events/258778229/

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ASPIRE Hot Pot Fundraiser
Jan
30
6:00 PM18:00

ASPIRE Hot Pot Fundraiser

From their event page:

“Come celebrate the lunar new year with us on Wednesday 1/30 and help support ASPIRE’s 2019 programming! Whether you want to dine solo, with us, or come with a group, all are welcome. Check in at the resturant between 6PM- 6:30PM, and a portion of your dinner will go to us— it's that easy.

ASPIRE aims to build and empower a community of Asian American women leaders through identity development, mentorship, and education. You can support that mission by heading over to all-you-can-eat hot pot.

Donations from your dinner will help support our Youth Leadership Program, Mentorship Program, ASPIRE in the Community (AITC), and more!”

More info here: https://www.facebook.com/events/986239421583953/

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Farm-to-KITCHEN Cooking Class: Classic Asian Flavors with Chef Irene Li
Jan
14
6:00 PM18:00

Farm-to-KITCHEN Cooking Class: Classic Asian Flavors with Chef Irene Li

From their event page:

“The KITCHEN at the Boston Public Market is honored to welcome James Beard Rising Star Chef Irene Li for a very special hands-on cooking experience. In Chef Li' class, attendees will learn the traditional Asian fusion cuisine that has people lining up for her popular food truck and restaurant, Mei Mei. Join us to cook side-by-side with one of Boston's most prestigious chef heros who is committed to highlighting New England’s local farmers, fishermen and artisans on her menus!

In this lively, hands-on cooking class you’ll learn how to utilize the produce and products of the farmers and artisans of the Boston Public Market. Guided by Chef Li you’ll create an exciting two-course meal based on seasonal, local food, and increase your comfort in the kitchen through new knife skills, techniques, and flavor profiles.

In addition to learning a new cooking style, you'll enjoy tastes of three local New England wines that pair perfectly with recipes we’ll be making, courtesy of The Massachusetts Wine Shop.

Come ready to roll up your sleeves and get cooking!”

Buy tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/farm-to-kitchen-cooking-class-classic-asian-flavors-with-chef-irene-li-tickets-53011626201?aff=ebdssbdestsearch

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Chef Dinner Series: Tanám and Myrth Ceramics
Dec
17
10:00 PM22:00

Chef Dinner Series: Tanám and Myrth Ceramics

This is a Tanám event! From their events page:

“Chef Ellie Tiglao, the creative mind behind our soon-to-be-neighbor Tanám in Bow Market, will be joining us for this Chef Dinner. Tanám is the only restaurant in the Boston area that features Filipino American cuisine, and we are honored to host their first seated Bow Market dinner!

Myrth Ceramics will be joining us to feature their beautiful dinnerware, available for purchase at an exclusive discount during the event.

With your ticket, you'll have the chance to meet these incredible makers, enjoy 2 savory courses and dessert, along with beer pairings for each course. Remnant will be serving an exclusive barrel-aged offering for this dinner!

Menu:

1
Scallop carpaccio, daikon, ginger, green peppercorn, garlic oil

2
Adobo-braised oxtail, wild mushrooms, hand-cut yucca gnocchi

3
Pandan sweet rice cake, coconut mascarpone cream

**please let us know about any allergies when you purchase your tickets**”

Buy tickets: https://www.facebook.com/events/764524357214300/

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