The Cottage La Jolla To Host Pop-Up Dinner Supporting AAPI Heritage Month On May 19th
Welcoming its loyal following of neighborhood regulars and foodies far-and-wide, The Cottage La Jolla is set to host a pop-up dinner event on Friday, May 19th, in honor of Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month.
Executive Chef Paolo Chan leads The Cottage La Jolla Pop-Up Dinner
Executive Chef Paolo Chan—a Marine Veteran-turned-chef who’s presided over The Cottage’s homestyle classics and cult favorites since joining the team in 2019—brings his Polynesian roots and worldwide travels to the forefront through an eight-course, prix-fixe menu. Weaving multicultural influences of pan-Asian cuisine throughout, the east-meets-west lineup features dishes like seaweed pesto udon with seared ahi, grilled adobo musubiand sisig bahn mi.
A detour from The Cottage’s daypart bread-and-butter, May’s inaugural event will kick-off a new once-monthly summer dinner series. Under Chef Paolo’s creative purview, each one-night-only tasting menu will center around seasonal ingredients, regional influences, and thoughtful pairings.
Eight-course pop-up dinner menu
- Amuse: duo of ahi and seared steak poke
- Soup: coconut miso bone broth
- Appetizer: shrimp and pork shumai
- First: vegetable tempura with ginger coconut sauce
- Second: grilled adobo musubi
- Third: seaweed pesto udon with seared ahi
- Fourth: sisig bahn mi with pork ormushroom
- Dessert: taro crème brûlée
Tickets are priced at $85 per person with a portion of proceeds benefitting the San Diego Asian Pacific Islander Coalition, a group of local organizations and advocates for San Diego’s AAPI community. To purchase, please click here.
See you there, San Diego!