In a special collaboration between Dine Drink Detroit and Sarap Detroit on April 16, the two will join forces to dish up gastropub food with a Filipino twist. Last year when Sarap did a pulutan theme at Checker Bar’s POP, the response was overwhelming, says co-founder Dorothy Hernandez, so it was time to bring it back. “We are especially excited for this fun dinner at Harry’s Detroit, which is a local institution known for its awesome bar food,” she says, adding that pulutan, which comes from the Tagalog word pulot, “is the perfect drinking food.”
For the April 16 event, items on the menu include longaniza sausages with banana ketchup and rolls made by local baker MyThy Huynh, fried shrimp fritters, and adobo fried chicken. The meal will be served family style.
The April 16 pop-up will be among one of the few local events for Sarap, which is also planning a craft beer dinner up north this spring. Since launching in 2014, Sarap has built a reputation for its modern interpretations on traditional Filipino food, holding sold-out dinners around metro Detroit and garnering national attention, with a recent feature on NBC News’ website and Plate magazine. They recently held a fundraiser for Melo Farms, which raised thousands of dollars for the small husband-and-wife farm in Yale.
Tickets for April 16 cost $40 per person and are available at dinedrinkdetroit.com.
Seats are limited.
Longaniza: pork sausages with Sarap banana ketchup on homemade rolls
Ukoy: shrimp vegetable fritter served on banana leaves
Rice with roasted garlic oil
Vegetable Ginataang: kabocha squash and greens beans with coconut milk and fresh cilantro
Adobo Fried Chicken: chicken marinated in soy sauce and coconut milk, then fried
Catfish Escabeche: fried fish with a sweet and sour bell pepper sauce
Turons: Fried banana spring rolls with ube (purple yam) ice cream