Since opening in nearly two years ago, Mister Mao Chef/Owner Sophina Uong has earned rave reviews for her “inauthentic” global cuisine. Her popular Guest Chef Pop Up Series has become one of the Crescent City’s must-dos for experiencing the unique cuisine of some of the region’s talented chefs, food trucks, catering companies and more. The result? Exposure, creativity and $$$! Uong gives each visiting chef the proceeds of the evening while giving New Orleans locals and visitors the chance to try something new. Since the series started, Uong has helped raise close to $50,000 collectively that has been dispersed to the various chefs and the community-minded culinaire has no plans to slow down. “Giving back has always been a key component of who I am as a restaurateur and something I will continue to do as long as I’m still open!”
This June, Uong will welcome Guest Chef Cristina Quakenbush of Milkfish for a very special pop-up dinner highlighting Filipino cuisine. Priced at $65 per person (excluding tax & gratuity), the four-course dinner menu follows:
First : Slo Pao steamed bun filled with chicken asado and boiled egg
Second : Cajun Lechon Liempo rolled pork belly porchetta stuffed with boudin
Third : Milkfish smoked then fried, served with spicy vinegar
Fourth : Halo Halo Filipino snowball with sweet bean, sago pearl, jackfruit, coconut, ube, flan and coconut milk
WHEN/WHERE: The Guest Chef Pop-Up with Cristina Quakenbush will take place on Tuesday, June 20th at Mister Mister Mao, 4501 Tchoupitoulas Street. Two seatings are available at 6PM and 8PM. For information and reservations, please visit https://www.mistermaonola.com/milkfish.
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