Celebrate and Enjoy Filipino Food at Savor Filipino This Weekend

The culinary expo will take place at The Overlook Lounge and Rooftop Terrace in Oakland
Savor Filipino

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Chefs from all over the United States will gather to “unlock the potential of Filipino cuisine.”

Whether you know and love Filipino food or are curious about what it is, you won’t want to miss out on Savor Filipino in Oakland, California, this Saturday, Oct. 15. The culinary expo organized by Filipino Food Movement celebrates Filipino cuisine in its many forms and iterations.

This year’s theme is Buksan — which translates as “to open or unlock” — because, according to a release, “Savor Filipino is working with talented chefs from around the USA to unlock the potential of Filipino cuisine.”

Each chef will be presenting dishes representing unique takes on Filipino food. The chefs include Ellie and RJ Tiglao of Kulinarya in Boston, Charleen Caabay of Kainbigan in Oakland, and Garrett Doherty of Kraken Congee in Seattle.

“I’m so excited to work with all of these amazing chefs and see their own take on Filipino cuisine,” said chef Miguel Trinidad of NYC’s Maharlika and Jeepney, who is participating in the dinner portion of the festival. “When it comes to Filipino Food, there are so many different variations on any particular dish, and it’s nearly impossible to match that nostalgic feeling you get from home cooking. To see how everyone is reinterpreting it for a new audience is truly exciting.”

The main event will take place from noon to 5 p.m. on Saturday, and will include 10 unique tastings. The sold-out Buksan Dinner, a separate ticketed experience taking place at 7 p.m., will feature five courses by five different chefs.

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You can purchase your tickets for the event here.