Cuba Libre hosts Philippines typhoon benefit

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Chef Jasper Alivia of Cuba Libre in Old City.

Cuba Libre will go Filipino on the evening of Monday, Nov. 25.

Executive chef Jasper Alivia and food writer Drew Lazor, both of Flipino descent, are hosting a Filipino pop-up dinner to benefit those affected by Typhoon Haiyan.

The $35, four-course dinner of modern Filipino fare starts at 5 p.m. at Cuba Libre's Old City location (10 S. Second St., 215-627-0666). One-hundred percent of profits will be donated to the American Red Cross, organizers say. 

Menu items will include: Pulutan, small bites for the table to share; Sabaw, oxtail and vegetable soup; Ulam, the main entrée, with pork, chicken and fish dishes available; and Minatamis, dessert selections of a key lime tartlet or peanut brittle.

Other typhoon fundraisers are planned. See here.

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