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Pinoy Pairing: Six Taste Filipino Food and Wine Event

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Filipino food usually isn't usually paired with wine. Actually, we've never seen it paired with anything more than San Miguel beer. So when LAist was invited to Six Taste's Filipino food and wine event last Friday at the Far Bar's lounge in Little Tokyo, our interest was piqued.

The five-course tasting menu, set up in stations around the lounge, included traditional Filipino comfort food like pancit (noodles), lumpiang Shanghai (deep fried pork egg rolls) lechon kawali (pan fried roasted pork belly) and chicken adobo. Desserts included Manila Machine's ube cupcake and The Park's Finest BBQ's rice-cornbread mashup bibingka. The veggies were scarce, but the crowd didn't seem to mind. At all.

The wines were chosen by guest sommelier Santos Uy, owner of wine bars Mignon and Bacaro LA, and we have to give props to his selections. He paired a Canalegrante, Gutturnio, Italy (2004)--an Italian red--to balance the sweetness of the chicken adobo. For the dessert course, the Tilia, Yellow Muskat from Slovenia didn't overwhelm the desserts. It was delicious enough to have as dessert.

While the food came to Far Bar's lounge for Friday's event, Six Taste usually takes people to the food--offering 3.5 hour walking food tours in Little Tokyo, Downtown LA, Arcadia, San Gabriel Valley, Thai Town, and Santa Monica every weekend.