NEW YORK – The Philippine American Chamber of Commerce (PACC) in cooperation with the Philippine Government’s Department of Tourism in New York are set to present the 2014 edition of the annual Inuman at Pulutan (drinks and hors d’oeuvres). With the success it had in the previous two events, this year’s event will be held in a much bigger venue at the Altman Building on 135 West 18th Street between Fifth and Sixth (Avenue of the Americas) Avenues, New York on Thursday, November 20, 2014 from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Besides having recruited global food icon Nobu Restaurant of New York as one of the main participants, the organizers said Marea, another well-known mainstream food haven, will be also joining. Inuman at Pulutan will also include the usual coterie of area Filipino food purveyors which, some of them, have now become mainstays such as Kuma Inn, Umi Nom, Maharlika, Jeepney, Lumpia Shack, and Ugly Kitchen along with newcomers Annisa, The Spotted Pig, The Elm and Bite Me Cheesecakes.
The Inuman at Pulutan was launched in 2012 by the Philippine Trade and Investment Center – New York (PTIC-NY), the Philippine Consulate and the PACC at the Kalayaan Hall of the Philippine Center on Fifth Avenue featuring local Filipino food establishments and Filipino drinks and food. This year’s event has been fully turned over to the PACC with the Department of Tourism as the presenting sponsor.
PACC announced this year’s event at a press briefing on Tuesday night at a midtown Manhattan restaurant. PACC President Michael Nierva, Chairman Rembert de Villa, board members Agnes Jamora, Paul Magahis, Enric Cairme, Aureo Sales, Nina Becker, Ledy Almadin, Sandee Parrado, Tom Howley and Vincent Roldan were in attendance.
General admission to the Inuman at Pulutan event is $65.00 and VIP admission (which allows ticket holders to enter the event at 6:00 p.m.) is $75.00, which can be purchased through Eventbrite or by check made payable to the Philippine American Chamber of Commerce. A portion of the net proceeds will go towards building a community kitchen and a community garden for displaced survivors of super typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines as well as funding for scholarships in culinary school for a number of orphaned children of Haiyan.
Invitations to the event were extended to the New York area’s Filipino-American business community, Fil-Am community leaders, and to the general public. Inquiries regarding ticket sales or the event itself may be directed to Agnes Jamora (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Michael Nierva (email@example.com).