Chef Tom Cunanan will serve a $60 five-course menu with lumpia (fried spring rolls), pancit (noodles), and other dishes highlighting the cuisine’s Malay, Chinese, and Spanish roots.
Bad Saint owners Nick Pimentel (of Room 11) and Genevieve Villamora hosted their first pop-up at Dolcezza in November. That, they say, was only an “introductory primer on Filipino food.” The Crane & Turtle dinners will be more of an “intermediate level workshop, highlighting lesser-known ingredients and regional preparations.” A vegetarian and omnivore menu will be available. No substitutions are allowed.
You can make a reservation and pay in advance by calling (202) 670-4409 today through Jan. 7 between 12 and 3 p.m.
Bad Saint’s permanent location at 3226 11th St. NW is set to open early this year.
UPDATE: The dinners sold out within two and a half hours. Call between noon and 1 p.m. Jan. 6 to be added to the wait list.
Photo of Crane & Turtle by Jessica Sidman