…WERE TO COOK YOU DINNER WITH NEAL SANTOS
“I conceived the If My Grandma Were To Cook You Lunch and Dinner Series to recreate the magic that took place at my grandma’s kitchen.” - Jezabel Careaga
Neal Santos, the photographer and farmer turned entrepreneur behind Lalo, will delight us with a Filipino-Hispanic inspired meal.
When asked about his favorite food memory, Neal responded “I remember baking with my older cousin, Ate Mae in the Philippines, who owns a small bake shop in Meycauayan, Bulacan called La Purisima. For some reason, learning to bake traditional mamon, ensaymada and pan de sal in an already hot and humid climate brings back very literal warm memories of my childhood.”
FOUR-COURSE PRIX FIXE MENU
Pan de Sal with Chorizo
Filipino bread roll with Argentine chorizo and jam.
Chicken rice porridge, garlic chips and soft egg
Pork and beef meatloaf served with rice and fresh seasonal salad
Sweet chocolate rice pudding with coconut cream and dili-peanut biscotti
Vegetarian Menu available upon request by September 17
Some seating maybe communal
PRICE PER PERSON: $50.-
Guest Chef: Neal Santos
Neal is a farmer and an editorial and commercial photographer. He grew up in Jersey City and moved to Philly in 2004 to study photography at Temple University. After falling in love with the city, its food and its people, he decided to stay.
When not making photographs, he's tending to his urban homestead, Farm 51, with his husband in Southwest Philadelphia. He is also one-third of the team behind Lalo, a fast-casual concept focused around Filipino comfort food and inspired by wisdom passed down from “Lolas” and “Lolos”, meaning grandmas and grandpas in Tagalog.