Cuba Libre executive chef Jasper Alivia and Philadelphia food writer Drew Lazor host a Filipino pop-up dinner Monday, November 25 to benefit victims of Typhoon Haiyan. (Image courtesy Cuba Libre)
Tonight, a one-night-only Filipino feast at Cuba Libre Restaurant & Rum Bar gives Philadelphians an opportunity to aid victims of Typhoon Haiyan by simply going out to dinner.
Now known as one of the most powerful tropical storm systems to ever make landfall, the typhoon that hit the Philippines just earlier this month continues to impact its survivors.
Beginning at 5 p.m this evening, Monday, November 25, the Old City Cuban restaurant will offer a four-course prix fixe Filipino meal for just $35 per person, with all proceeds — 100 percent — to be donated to the American Red Cross.
Created by Cuba Libre executive chef Jasper Alivia and Philadelphia food writer Drew Lazor, who are both of Filipino descent, the menu includes small sharable plates, oxtail and vegetable soup, a choice of entree (the fried pork belly or chicken adobo both sound excellent), and a tartlet for dessert. Vegetarian options are also available.
For those who wish to give beyond the $35 price of dinner, additional donations to the American Red Cross will be accepted tonight, too.
For the full menu, check here and give the restaurant a call at 215-627-0666 to make a reservation now.
Take this chance to dine out in support of a critical cause.
Filipino Pop-Up Restaurant to Benefit Victims of Typhoon Haiyan
When: Monday, November 25, starting at 5 p.m.
Where: Cuba Libre, 10 S. 2nd Street
More info: www.cubalibrerestaurant.com