Adobo Road Cookbook Signings in NYC: Picture Recap

Amy Besa, Romy Dorotan, and Me

The Adobo Road Cookbook Tour made a stop in New York at the end of May, where I met a number of incredible chefs, and even more incredible Filipino food friends. As with the San Francisco stop, a good time was had by all.

First up in New York was a visit to Purple Yam in Brooklyn–the Filipino restaurant owned and operated by Filipino food icons Amy Besa and Romy Dorotan (authors of Memories of Philippine Kitchens). I was honored and humbled that Amy and Romy invited me and hosted my cookbook signing at their fantastic restaurant.

We began the night with cocktails courtesy of the ladies from Shoots and Roots Bitters, who mixed some great drinks based on their own homemade bitters made from Filipino plants and herbs. As cocktails flowed, Amy led a Q&A where we fielded Filipino food questions from the packed house. Then for dinner, Chef Romy actually prepared a special prix fixe menu for the night composed of four dishes from my cookbook! Needless to say, Chef Romy worked his magic and made my recipes that much better. Here is a slideshow from that night at Purple Yam:

The next day, the fine folks at Jeepney Filipino Gastropub in the East Village hosted a book signing for me as well. Jeepney’s Chef Miguel Trinidad prepared my Turkey Inasal Burgers from the Adobo Road Cookbook, but in slider form, and they were a hit with guests that night. Thanks Chef Miguel!

Turkey Inasal Slider

Turkey Inasal Slider from The Adobo Road Cookbook

The booksigning at Jeepney was a big success as well. People trickled into the restaurant at a good clip until the house was finally packed. I had a great time at Jeepney, especially since some old friends popped by as well. Here is a slideshow from my booksigning at Jeepney:

 

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  • Maria Maceren July 13, 2013, 9:32 am

    Wish I had known you were in New York City. I am a fan of your food blog!

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  • Betty Ann @Mango_Queen August 22, 2013, 7:53 am

    What a wonderful book tour you had ! But of course, you have a beautiful cookbook and everyone just loves it. Sorry I missed your book signing at Purple Yam NYC. Hope to catch you at future food events or perhaps your next future cookbook tour ? All the best and congrats again!

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  • Betty Ann @Mango_Queen August 22, 2013, 7:53 am

    What a wonderful book tour you had ! But of course, you have a beautiful cookbook and everyone just loves it. Sorry I missed your book signing at Purple Yam NYC. Hope to catch you at future food events or perhaps your next future cookbook tour ? All the best and congrats again!

    Reply

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