Philippine Cuisine in Washington DC
WASHINGTON, D.C. – In collaboration with Rita M. Cacas Foundation, Inc. and the Philippine Embassy, the US-Philippines Society celebrated Filipino-American History Month and Archives Month, with a symposium entitled “Philippine American Food Experiences in Washington, D.C. – Yesterday and Today,” at the Philippine Embassy on October 27, 2016. The event sought to chronicle popular gathering places dating back some 80 years, including the Manila House, a Literary Landmark, where Filipino home cooked meals were offered. Esteemed restaurateurs related their personal stories and insights into the recent popularity of Philippine cuisine in the Metro Washington, DC region.
The Rita M. Cacas Foundation displayed vintage photos, cookbooks, menus and more in celebration of Archive Month. Photos of Filipino navy stewards serving at the White House at the time of President Ronald Reagan and First Lady Nancy Reagan and President Jimmy Carter and First Lady Rosalynn Carter.