What is SALO?
SALO, in my native language of Tagalog, is a derivative of the word “Salu-salo” meaning big party or gathering. SALO, with a different inflection, may mean “catch”. Hence, my tagline: To catch and to gather.
SALO is my moveable Filipino pop-up dinners. The SALO Project is a series of Underground Pop-up Dinners featuring regional Filipino Cuisine, traveling to the 50 States in 50 weeks.
SALO is presented in a way that Filipinos traditionally eat Filipino food: Kamayan Style. Kamayan means to eat with your hands. Food is served on banana leaves with no utensils, heaped in a pile in the middle of the table and everyone sits around and digs in. I believe food tastes so much better when your taste buds are coupled with your tactile senses and you are sharing the experience with other people. There’s a direct relationship with the food and its consumers.
Florida: Key West
Florida: Orlando Detour
NYC special gig “Sharing Economy”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ch-APCmYCqg
NYC special gig “Next Day Better”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EjCeJXyghRM
NYC special gig “An Evening in Manila”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OvihOVlLqQM
Connecticut, New Haven:
Rhode Island, Providence:
New Hampshire, Portsmouth:
Toronto (Detour for Next Day Better):
Bismarck, North Dakota:
Red Lodge, Montana: