Thursday, Jan 16, 2020 6:00p -
91 Winthrop St
Cambridge, MA 02138
Date Idea, Food
Parsnip’s Executive Chef Jeffrey Salazar, of Filipino heritage, is partnering with the BOSFilipinos community for a one-night only Filipino feast. The spotlight for this Pop-Up dinner is Filipino cuisine, still a rarity in Boston, and a move towards building better intercultural relations, removing boundaries, and creating a global community.
Available for 1 night only, guests are invited to feast together family-style on a full spectrum of Filipino dishes by Executive Chef Jeffrey Salazar.
There will be 2 seatings - 6pm; 8pm and the cost per person is $90 which includes the meal highlighted below, soft drinks, and gratuity (a processing fee will be charged at checkout). Tickets purchased together will be seated together. Tickets purchased separately can be combined pending availability. There will also be specialty cocktails available for purchase. Stay tuned for that menu!
Appetizers (choose 1)
- Scallop & Rock Shrimp Kinilaw - aromatics, chili, calamansi
- Sinigang - sour tamarind sour soup, shrimp, daikon, long beans, pearl onions, crispy rice balls
Main Dishes (served family style)
- Whole fried tilapia with Maldon salt
- Pinakbet - squash, eggplant, yard beans, bitter melon, shrimp paste, okra
- Smoked pork adobo - smoked baby back ribs, cane vinegar & soy sauce served with sinangag (garlic fried rice) and Filipino sasawans
Dessert (served family style)
- Mini turon - fried banana spring rolls
- Queso ice cream
- Sans rival - cashew dacquoise cake
About Executive Chef Jeffrey Salazar
At Parsnip, Chef Salazar’s menu reflects his approachable and outgoing personality and pairs some of his favorite ingredients together with his Asian heritage. Aired November 2019, Chef Salazar is the proud winner of the “No Meat. No Problem!” vegetarian TV episode of CHOPPED on the Food Network. Prior to Parsnip, Chef Salazar served as the Executive Chef of B3 at the renowned Berklee College of Music showcasing a Southern-influenced menu. Originally from New Jersey, Chef Salazar graduated from Johnson & Wales University with an Associate Degree in Culinary Arts and is a specialist in sports nutrition from the International Sports Science Association. He began his culinary career under two mentors in Providence, RI, Chef Jules Ramos and Chef Ashirwad Elhence, with whom he developed his skills and expanded his repertoire. He moved to New York in 2013, working at a string of established restaurants including the Caribbean-inspired Cove Lounge in Harlem as Executive Chef as well as under Chef Bobby Flay at GATO Restaurant and Bar Americain.
Embracing his Filipino heritage, Chef Salazar was inspired from a young age by his hardworking mother who made delicious, home-cooked meals for her family of six every evening, as well as by the TV shows of Julia Child, Martin Yan, and Bobby Flay. Along with cooking, his other greatest passion in life is basketball. Whether on or off the court, he expects his teammates to give their all, to work with and for the team, to have the drive to keep pushing forward, and to keep learning new skills.
BOSFilipinos works to elevate Filipino culture in the greater Boston area by creating and collaborating around Filipino and Asian American content, events, and educational programming.
Parsnip Restaurant & Lounge is located in heart of Harvard Square offering Modern American, seasonally inspired, and ingredient-driven cuisine in a contemporary and relaxed setting. Led by the new Executive Chef Jeffrey Salazar, the menu reflects his approachable and outgoing personality and pairs some of his favorite ingredients together with his Asian heritage. The restaurant is housed in an iconic building reinvigorated with modern aesthetics and views overlooking Winthrop Park.