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O L I V E + F I N N x Salo Series Pop Up Dinner

May 19 @ 9:00 pm - May 20 @ 12:00 am

Join us for a pop up dinner with Chef and Founder of Salo Series, Yana Gilbuena.

Here’s what you can expect:


As the founder of the Salo series, Chef Yana is known for her Filipino Kamayan feasts – communal meals where guests eat with their hands from banana leaf-covered tables. Her dishes are flavorful and innovative, drawing inspiration from her travels around the world. For your pop-up dinner, you can expect a multi-course meal that highlights the best of Filipino cuisine, with modern twists that will delight your taste buds.


No meal is complete without a great cocktail! Chef Yana and her team will work with a talented mixologist to create custom cocktails that complement the flavors of the food. Expect creative and delicious concoctions that use local and seasonal ingredients.


In addition to the food and drinks, you’ll also receive 10% off while you shop during the event!

Overall, your pop-up dinner with Chef Yana Gilbuena promises to be a memorable and delicious experience. Enjoy the food, sip on cocktails, and shop O L I V E + F I N N‘s Spring collection.

Meet Chef Yana:

Yana Gilbuena, a Philippine-born, critically-acclaimed, ancestrally-taught chef, started SALO Series as a way to educate folks about the history, culture and rich heritage embedded in Filipino cuisine. Her work centers on the decolonization/redigenization through food. Her pop-up, the Salo Series, seeks to celebrate the beautiful pre-colonial tradition of eating with one’s hands, called Kamayan, and disrupt the western constructs of dining.

Her pioneering odyssey of bringing Filipino cuisine and Kamayan to all 50 states in 50 weeks back in 2014, influenced the trajectory of the popularity and awareness of the Filipino Food Movement and inspired her to take this concept globally by extending her tour to Canada, Mexico, Colombia, Australia, New Zealand, Europe and her home country, the Philippines.

She is a 2017 Stone Barns Exchange Fellow, a 2021 Real Food Real Stories Facilitator Fellow, a 2021 Mae Writing Fellow and has also been featured in major publications such as The New York Times, SF Chronicle and National Geographic and more. She’s a contributor to Serious Eats, AllRecipes, and has been published in The Cherry Bombe Cookbook, Feed the Resistance and has self-published her own: No Forks Given in March 2019. This global Filipinx food evangelist aims to further her mission and host a Salo on every continent. You can follow her adventures @saloseries.


May 19 @ 9:00 pm
May 20 @ 12:00 am


3343 Castro Valley Blvd. Castro Valley, CA. 94546
3343 Castro Valley Boulevard
Castro Valley, CA 94546 United States