Kamayan Feast : Lamesa Filipino Kitchen

Kamayan Feast Drinks

How often to you get to eat with your hands?  And I don’t mean eating foods like pizza, wings or canapes where eating any other way would raise an eyebrow or two. I’m also not referring to at not-to-be-named knights and jousting establishment; or when you were five. I mean eating a meal generally reserved for plates and cutlery.  A multi-course, multi-dish extravaganza. For all those who have answered “Recently” then I’m disappointed I haven’t been invited along.  For everyone else, let me tell you what you are missing.

Kamayan is the Filipino way of eating with your hands; a tradition revered generation after generation of families coming together over a wonderful meal served on banana leaves and just waiting to be pinched with your fingers.

As with everything they do at Lamesa Filipino Kitchen co-owner Les Sabilano and chefs Rudy Boquila and Joash Dy try to bring the tastes of their native country to city diners while interpreting it in their own unique “Torontonian” way.

What started out as an occasional, then a monthly event has now grown in popularity so much so that Lamesa now offers a Kamayan feast every Sunday for anyone to try.  Catering to group sizes as little as two people the team behind this amazing menu present a feast not just for your taste buds but as Chef Rudy points out “a meal that includes all your senses”.

Without giving away all the dramatics behind their feast I will say that like a live performance art piece you have no idea where it is going until it is all laid out. A culinary masterpiece of mango salad, smoked fish, adobe chicken wings, lettuce cups, braised oxtail and so much more.  Each fingerful unearths new flavor combinations totally unexpected. But in the end the result is a beautiful, senses-shattering portrait of these three’s connection to their homeland.

Please enjoy the following photos of this feast unfolding.  And call and make reservations right away.  As gorgeous as this meals looks, it tastes so much better.

Lamesa Filipino Kitchen

669 QUEEN STREET WEST
TORONTO, ON, M6J 1E6 CANADA
(647) 346-2377
 
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