Four First Generation Filipino Chefs Team Up For Collaboration Dinner

January 11, 2017

Filipino food is on the rise! A group of San Diego's top first generation Filipino chefs will join forces at Jsix restaurant on January 26 for a 4-course collaboration dinner sponsored by Specialty Produce with each chef making a dish that represents a certain region of the Philippines where their parents are from.

Chefs participating in the Filipino Flavor dinner include Evan Cruz of Arterra Del Mar, DJ Tangalin of Tidal at Paradise Point, Kristianna Zabala of Nomad Donuts, and host chef Anthony Sinsay of Jsix. The meal will start with a welcome libation and merienda (snack spread), then each chef will represent the region of the Philippines where his or her parents originated from and showcase updated interpretations of the nostalgic flavors they were raised on through their designated course. These four chefs will share their heritage, culture and food with all who attend.

Mr. & Mrs. Sinsay
"My parents came here wanting us kids to assimilate into American culture and they immersed us into it," explained Jsix Executive Chef Anthony Sinsay. "But as I get older and now with children of my own, the strongest connection I have to them and the tradition of being 'Filipino' is food! This dinner on the 26th is so important not just to me and the chefs cooking but to the many 1st generation Filipinos striving to keep that connection or trying to build it! I am an American and being Pinoy isn't who I am but it is where I come from! This event is filling up! It benefits Chef Celebration and I hope you can join us for this amazing and diverse story."

Welcome the new year with a twist of Filipino flavor! Seatings for this special menu start at 5:30pm and the cost is $55 per person plus tax and gratuity. A portion of the proceeds benefit Chef Celebration.

"The cool thing about this dinner," continued Sinsay, "is that where Jsix is located, in the early 1900's this area was the Filipino epicenter in San Diego - between 3rd and 6th avenues on J, Island and Market Streets was known as the Filipino skid row. There is a lot of Filipino history here, too."

Call Jsix at 619.531.8744 to secure your reservation.