Miramar, Pairing & Tasting, Offsite

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White Rice x Pure Project Beer Pairing Dinner

On April 17th, we are excited to bring you a 4-course beer pairing dinner with White Rice. Check out all the details below, and buy your tickets here.

White Rice, led by Chef Phillip Esteban, is an exploration of childhood memories through bold Filipino dishes. Designed like a Filipino sari-sari, or corner bodega, the eatery offers a menu of rice bowls based on traditional Filipino dishes including lechon kawali, or crispy pork belly, an eggplant omelet called tortang talong, and tosilog, a popular breakfast dish featuring rice, egg, and cured meat.

Join us for a virtual pamilya (family) dinner, enjoyed in the comfort of your own home, marrying Chef Esteban’s global flavors with fresh Pure beers. Each ticket includes:

  • Four-course dinner for two
  • Four curated Pure Project beers
  • Virtual “5th Course” live stream with Pure & White Rice
  • $5 from each ticket will be donated to 1FOR1SD, helping to feed those in need


First Course

PATIS CAESAR SALAD salanova dipping lettuce, patis caesar dressing, pandesal crunch
Paired with Rain – Unfiltered Pilsner

Second Course

PALABOK pork and local box crab, rice noodles, eggs, crispy garlic and chicharrones
Paired with Black Pine – West Coast IPA

Third Course

BRAISED SHORTRIB DINUGUAN spicy gravy, pickled shallots and herbs
Paired with Euphorik with Double Peaches – Barrel-aged Feral Age with Peaches

Fourth Course

LECHE FLAN condensed milk custard, citrus and miso caramel
Paired with Tropical Mist – Misty Citrus Blonde Ale


  • All food & beer MUST be picked up from Pure Project Miramar on Saturday 4/17 between 4pm and 6pm.
  • Meals will come ready to eat with reheat instructions.
  • All guests will be provided a pre-recorded video (accessible online only) featuring the Chef Phillip Esteban (from White Rice) and Pure Project’s own Advanced Cicerone, Chris Leguizamon, sharing insight into the menu, beers, and pairings.

Chef Phillip Esteban is an award-winning chef who was born and raised in National City. He has traveled the world to hone his culinary art form. Through his travels he was exposed to the power of hospitality to act as a platform for community and a vehicle for storytelling. Once he returned to San Diego he saw an opportunity to marry his broad experience and draw from the memories, the flavors, the colors and the diversity of Filipino food to explore his own story.

Chef Esteban launched White Rice in the spring of 2020 and, previously, had worked at David Chang’s Momofuku Ssam Bar in NYC and locally at The Cork & Craft, Tender Greens, and Craft & Commerce. He also starred in an episode of Food Network’s Chopped (and won!). You can find him @ricebowlsforall


For every meal purchased, White Rice matches and donates to those in need. Their current distribution partners include the San Diego Food Bank, Olivewood Gardens and Learning Center, A Reason to Survive in National City and local community organizations.


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