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Monday, March 18, 7pm: Modern Philippine Cuisine with Lou Boquila of Sarvida
Monday, March 18, 7pm: Modern Philippine Cuisine with Lou Boquila of Sarvida

Price $160.00

Seats Remaining:SOLD OUT

As with his first restaurant Perla, Chef Lou Boquila’s Sarvida is a modern take on classic Filipino cuisine. Boquila’s Fishtown eatery features all the traditional ingredients and flavors of the Philippines, serving them with modern, beautifully-plated presentation, to be shared by those at the table. Born in the Philippines, Perla chef-owner Lou Boquila is passionate about creating innovative dishes and inspiring others to expand their palates. His mission is to introduce guests to the distinctive food he has known since childhood. As a young boy, Lou learned to appreciate his mother's traditional cuisine, which sparked his interest in cooking. His experience began as a dishwasher at the renowned Knave of Hearts where he learned the operations of a kitchen. Following formal training at the Art Institute of Philadelphia, Lou worked his way from line cook to sous chef at Twenty Manning, and then to Chef de Cuisine of Twenty Manning’s sister restaurant Audrey Claire in 2007. In 2016, Lou opened his first restaurant Perla (his mother’s first name) in the East Passyunk neighborhood of South Philadelphia, followed by Sarvida (yep, his Mother’s middle name!) in 2018. We’re excited to welcome Lou back to COOK for a Filipino feast of ukoy (head-on prawns, sweet potato, red pepper, parsley, chili-vinegar sawsawan); picadillo (ground beef, carrots, olives, capers,  potato purée, poori); escabeche (scallops, onions, ginger, bell peppers, sugar cane vinegar); and halo halo (flan, red beans, coconut jelly, macapuno, shaved ice, ube).