Island-favorite Sunny Side Café Boracay serves up Pride benefit dinners

The chef collaboration starts on Saturday with chef Kriza Palmero of Pilya’s Kitchen.

In celebration of Pride Month, The Sunny Side Cafe Boracay is having special chef collaborations in June starting with the Pride Benefit Dinner with Chef Kriza Palmero of Pilya’s Kitchen at The Sunny Side Cafe Station 1.

Chef Kriza is taking over The Sunny Side Cafe’s kitchen this Saturday, June 10, at 6:30 pm for a one-night-only event where she’ll serve some of her famous dishes from Pilya’s Kitchen. Proceeds of this dinner will be donated to Love Yourself, a community-based organization that provides sexual health, transgender health, and mental health services in various locations in the Philippines.

Chef Kriza Palmero at the Sunny side cafe
Chef Kriza Palmero’s dinner on June 10 kicks off The Sunny Side Cafe Boracay’s chef collaborations, for the benefit of the organization Love Yourself.

Chef Kriza graduated from St. Scholastica’s College in Manila. She then honed her cooking skills in the US, working for the Restaurant Associates Group and Killington Resort in Vermont before landing a sous-chef position at Very Fresh Noodles in Chelsea Market NYC.

She decided to come home in December 2019 and started a home-based business during the pandemic which later became a stand-alone shop at The Grid in January 2021: Pilya’s Kitchen.

Pork shrimp dumplings at the Sunny side cafe
Pork shrimp dumplings.

Each ticket is only P850 per person. Diners will enjoy the chef’s Spicy Pork Dandan Noodles in a savory, spicy, sesame-based sauce with ground pork, garnished with cucumbers, onion leeks and peanuts; handmade Pork & Shrimp Dumplings with ground pork, shrimp, shiitake mushrooms and fermented chilis served with house made chili oil and a black vinegar-sesame soy dipping sauce; the Sunny Side’s Dayap Bar with Coconut Ice Cream and drinks.

Limited seats are available and advance purchase is recommended. Tickets are available now at The Sunny Side Cafe Station 1, beachfront, Balabag, Boracay Island. Follow The Sunny Side Cafe on Instagram @thesunnysideboracay

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