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:
PATIS CAESAR SALAD salanova dipping lettuce, patis caesar dressing, pandesal crunch
Paired with Rain – Unfiltered Pilsner
PALABOK pork and local box crab, rice noodles, eggs, crispy garlic and chicharrones
Paired with Black Pine – West Coast IPA
BRAISED SHORTRIB DINUGUAN spicy gravy, pickled shallots and herbs
Paired with Euphorik with Double Peaches – Barrel-aged Feral Age with Peaches
LECHE FLAN condensed milk custard, citrus and miso caramel
Paired with Tropical Mist – Misty Citrus Blonde Ale
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.