The Philippines is finally in the news, but unfortunately for all the wrong reasons: the terrible tragedy that Typhoon Haiyan has inflicted upon our country. Rather than seeing the beautiful beaches, the stunning and varied landscape, the warm and friendly people or even the colourful and flavourful food publicised, instead we are seeing heart-rending images of loss and devastation.
But the response and the hope generated by our fellow countrymen both in the Philippines and in the UK have been so uplifting – a true embodiment of what Filipinos call bayanihan (‘communal spirit’).
Inspired by this, a group of us have been moved to do what we can to help with the relief efforts in our own way.
We have decided to put on the fundraising Typhoon Haiyan Relief Pop-up Dinner and do what we do best: cook amazing Filipino-inspired dishes.
With a roster including Pepe’s Kitchen, The Adobros, Fooderico, MERienda_ldn , Bintang Restaurant and other keen foodies from across London, along with the gracious support of Salvador and Amanda, you know you will be guaranteed 8 COURSES of tasty and fulfilling dishes – all enjoyed whilst helping out with a good cause.
But that’s not all – there will also be a silent auction filled with desirable and fun goodies for you to treasure.
All proceeds from the night will be donated to VSO Bahaginan, a Filipino grassroots charity that supports fishing communities in northern Cebu through sustainable relief projects. Cebu is one of the areas hit badly by Typhoon Haiyan but so far overlooked by the main aid agencies.
A hearty meal with delicious Filipino flavours, all for a good cause – what are you waiting for?
Date and Time: Monday 2nd December, 7pm
Venue: Upstairs at Salvador & Amanda, 1 Vernon Place, London WC1A 2EP (nearest Tube: Holborn)
Ticket Prices: £40+1.05 booking fee
If you are unable to attend but still wish to donate, please check out the UK donation page for VSO Bahaginan