22 Mar 15 OF SD’s FINEST FILIPINO CHEFS COLLAB ON 300-PERSON FEAST
THE FILIPINO FOOD MOVEMENT REACHES NEW HEIGHTS IN SAN DIEGO’S LARGEST COLLABORATION EVENT YET
15 of San Diego’s Filipino culinary talents create original interpretations of Filipino American cuisine for over 300 attendees
SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA – March 22, 2018 – The 8th Annual San Diego Asian Film Festival (SDAFF) Spring Showcase, presented by Pacific Arts Movement (Pac Arts), announced Ulam: Film & Feast, a special film and food event held on April 23 at the Natural History Museum, which sold out in just four hours after tickets went on sale.
In partnership with 15 local San Diego chefs, Pac Arts will host the San Diego premiere of Filipino food documentary, “Ulam: Main Dish,” followed by a filmmaker Q&A and post-film kamayan-style feast for 300, showcasing the chefs’ modern, localized and innovative takes on Filipino food followed by a dessert reception.
“Thanks to our partnership with local chefs and sponsors, we are able to bring Ulam: Film & Feast to San Diego in a way that is accessible for more of the local community than food events typically are,” remarks Pac Arts Executive Director Kent Lee. “This unique film and food pairing event not only highlights the growing popularity of Filipino food across the country, but also showcases the talents and ambitions of our local Filipino chefs that are at the forefront of the Filipino food movement here in San Diego.”
“For Pac Arts, this film and feast event is the culmination of years of thinking about what makes the Asian American community in San Diego unique,” says Pac Arts Artistic Director Brian Hu. “As we’ve done with our Chew the Scene events, we want to tell Asian American stories through food, and ‘Ulam’ reminds us that there’s no better way to do so than to bring together artists in the community and have them each bring a dish. This is potluck storytelling.”
Enjoy the culinary talents of:
- Mike Arquines (The LAB Dining Sessions)
- Chris Aure (Zarlito’s)
- Tress Balch (Happy Sushi)
- Jonathan Bautista (George’s at the Cove)
- Evan Cruz (Arterra)
- Phillip Esteban (Consortium Holdings)
- Spencer Hunter (Hunter’s Home Kitchen)
- Craig Jimenez (Nom Nom Bento)
- Leigh Lacap (Campfire)
- Tara Monsod (Tender Greens)
- Danilo “DJ” Tangalin Jr. (Bivouac Ciderworks)
- Marcus Twilegar (Parq Restaurant)
- Jayrell Ringpis (Snoice)
- Marlaw Seraspi (Open House)
- Kristianna Zabala (Nomad Donuts)
SCHEDULE & TICKET DETAILS
More information about Ulam: Film & Feast and tickets are available at sdaff.org starting March 22. Join the conversation with #UlamSD.
Ulam: Film & Feast is supported in part by the City of San Diego, the Philippine Honorary Consulate of San Diego, House of the Philippines, Snoice, Seafood City, Pacific Shellfish, Specialty Produce, San Diego Seafood, Tanduay Asian Rum and Stella Artois.
ABOUT THE SAN DIEGO ASIAN FILM FESTIVAL SPRING SHOWCASE
The smaller of Pac Arts’ two major events, the 8th Annual SDAFF Spring Showcase is a week-long presentation of the best of Asian and Asian American cinema, held from April 19-26, 2018. In past years, the SDAFF Spring Showcase dedicates a special series to significant individuals and occasions including the 40th anniversary of the Fall of Saigon through “Cinema Little Saigon” as well as the 75th anniversary of Executive Order 9066 through “Right to Resist.”
ABOUT PACIFIC ARTS MOVEMENT
Pac Arts launched in 2000 when it debuted the San Diego Asian Film Festival, a showcase of Asian American and Asian international cinema. Rooted in the love of film and the arts, global citizenship, and Asian culture and communities, Pac Arts became an official nonprofit media arts organization in 2002, and is now one of the most significant exhibitions of Asian cinema in North America. Pac Arts presents two major annual events: the Spring Showcase (April) and the San Diego Asian Film Festival (November), which bring awareness to, and educate the public about, Pan Asian cinema and media issues throughout the year.