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Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Filipino Food Lovers Unite: Kulinarya Culinary Showdown

Posted By on Tue, Jan 17, 2012 at 2:00 PM

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What: Kulinarya: A Filipino Culinary Showdown

Where: Carnelian by the Bay

When: Sat., January 21, 3-8 p.m.

Cost: Free

The rundown: Six Filipino-American chefs will compete in a cook-off and you'll be in the audience, tasting their delicious dishes. SFoodie's Jun Belen went last year, and had a hell-of a time. He wrote, "The friendly cookoff proved to be a virtual Filipino fiesta, showcasing the best of the Bay Area's burgeoning Filipino cuisine." Alright!

This year, the competing chefs are Arlene Nuñez, Jerrick Figueroa, Gloria Ramos, Albert Rivera, Kristela Mendoza, and Tim Luym. The chefs are divided into amateur and professional divisions, so that seasoned pros don't completely dominate the newbies. However, culinary delights come from both camps, so don't count out the young ones. The event starts at 3 p.m., with the Amateur Division Cook-off at 4 p.m., professional at 6 p.m., and the Awards Ceremony at 7:45 p.m.

It's free, but seating is limited. RSVP to reserve seats. For food tasting showcase, coupons are available at $20 per pack.

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