Just a few food photos from my recent visit at Cafe Demitasse in Santa Monica for their Pop-up dinner series. Last weekend was another Filipino Pop-up dinner by Chef Jeff Lustre

Here’s what was serving for our $45 prix-fixe modern Filipino meal:

First Course: Poached Shrimp and Mango Bavaroise. The drink pairing – a Vanilla-and Ancho chili infused soda.

Second Course: Octopus with barley, kabocha cream, coffee crumbles. The drink pairing – a Lavender infused Kabocha Tea Latte.

Third Course: Purple Yam (Ube) Gnocchi accompanied with cauliflower, mais fonduta, and balsamico.  The drink pairing – a White Carrot Spiced Latte.

Fourth Course: Oxtail Caldereta with parsnip purée. The drink pairing  – a Blood Orange Shrub

Fifth Course: Calamansi Posset with candied kumquats and paired with and Iced Coconut Creme Latte with shaved kumquats.

Dinner was fantastic! More food photos and the official food blog post are on its way.Stay tuned.