HOLLYWOOD, CA — Take Hollywood’s newest Filipino restaurant, a Food Network-featured Pinoy family, and top it off with a Filipina “Top Chef” finalist, and you’ve got a recipe for a Feast-ibal.
“Food is an intrinsic part of the way that we come together and celebrate,” says Cat Carrido of Fil-Am ARTS. “This is a time for us to honor the tradition of what we grew up with, but also what we are carving out for ourselves and Filipino American culture and in culinary culture as a whole.”
Barkada, The Park’s Finest, and Top Chef Just Desserts finalist Sally Camacho joined forces for a cause — dishing out a blend of new innovations and classics for the Fil-Am ARTS Feastibal Summer of Sarap.
“Those are dishes I grew up with, so I decided to give back to the Filipino community with dishes I grew up with, and I really wanted to showcase my talent with those kinds of dishes,” said Josh Robles of Barkada.
“It’s always nice to be a part of your community, especially when sharing our culture,” said pastry chef Sally Camacho.
Proceeds from the Feastibal go toward the annual Festival of Philippine Arts and Culture in Echo Park this weekend.
Among the talented Filipino American headliners this year is Los Angeles Lakers’ Jordan Clarkson, Apl de Ap, and Philippine singer Jessica Reynoso.
These dishes were just a sample of what’s to come.
There’s expected to be a bigger serving at this year’s FPAC weekend.