Five-Course Filipino Pop-up Dinner Coming to Bavette on Oct. 23

Lumpia, pork adobo and mango floats among the options at this one-night special meal.

Pop-up dinners are high on my list of fun ways to explore the dining scene. Sometimes the pop-up is a testing ground for a restaurant-to-be. Sometimes it’s a method of offering something the hosting restaurant doesn’t normally do. That is certainly the story with the Patis Pop-up held at the Third Ward’s Bavette on Oct. 23. The five-course, prix-fixe dinner, the brainchild of local chef Zachary Panoske, celebrates Filipino cuisine.

The courses for Panoske’s “A Filipino Food Trip” start with lumpia, a type of egg roll which here has smoked fish, salted egg, pickled cucumber and chili and sweet chili sauce. The second course is kare kare (braised beef shortribs with bok choy, fried eggplant, shrimp paste and micro salad), followed by (third course) Sinigang fried chicken with honey-ginger sriracha sauce, pickled radish, scallions and calamansi (a citrus fruit). The fourth course is pork adobo (sous-vide pork belly) with 75-degree Celsius egg and garlic rice. Dessert is a mango float.

The event begins at 6:30 p.m. with a cash bar/cocktail hour. Dinner starts at 7 p.m. (Bavette La Boucherie, 330 E. Menomonee St.). Any questions, send email to Purchase tickets here.

Cost: $55 per person (you can add wine pairings for an additional cost).




Ann Christenson has covered dining for Milwaukee Magazine since 1997. She was raised on a diet of casseroles that started with a pound of ground beef and a can of Campbell's soup. Feel free to share any casserole recipes with her.