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EXCLUSIVE EVENT: Chef Andre Guerrero & Culinary Escort Presents “A Modern Filipino Dinner”

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To commemorate Filipino American History Month this October 2013, Culinary Escort is collaborating with renowned Chef Andre Guerrero for an exclusive modern Filipino-inspired dinner on Tuesday, October 29, 2013 at Maximiliano in Highland Park. Do not miss this unique opportunity, limited to only forty seats maximum and will feature original culinary creations from Chef Guerrero that will be showcased for this event only.


Described by celebrity chef and Bizarre Foods host Andrew Zimmern as “the next big thing,” Filipino food is heavily influenced by Spanish, Chinese, and Malaysian cuisine. October marks Filipino American History Month, a month of celebration of Filipino American history and culture that has been well celebrated throughout California and Hawaii for years. This Filipino-inspired dinner will be held for one night only on Maximilian’s beautiful patio. With flavors that are rich and bold, Chef Guerrero’s menu will include his take on Filipino favorites.


Kinilawyellowtail marinated in homemade vinegar and calamansi with crispy rice cake

Lumpiang Shanghaishrimp and pork spring roll

Guinataankabocha squash and shrimp stew with coconut milk, ginger and salted shrimp paste

Chicken Adobosous vide chicken, crispy skin, garlic rice, salted duck egg, pico de gallo

Lechon“porchetta style” with traditional liver sauce

Ube Flanpurple yam flan with young coconut panna cotta


Chef Andre Guerrero, a highly acclaimed L.A. chef and culinary icon, was born in Quezon City, Philippines, immigrating to the U.S. when he was six to the Glassell Park neighborhood of Los Angeles. After studying painting and ceramics at UCLA, Guerrero began cooking at his family’s Cal-French-Filipino restaurant, Cafe Le Monde in Glendale. From there, he pursued his passion for cooking at a number of notable L.A. restaurants including Bernard’s at the Millennium Biltmore Hotel and Alice’s Restaurant on the Malibu Pier. In 1993, Guerrero embarked on his first solo venture, Duet in Glendale, and has since opened several acclaimed restaurants, including Linq, named one of Esquire’s “Best New Restaurants” of 2000, Max Restaurant, which also earned an Esquire “Best New Restaurants” nod in 2002, and Mexican restaurant, Señor Fred, which was recognized by as one of the “Top Ten Mexican Restaurants in Los Angeles.” Today, the chef owns and operates beloved “slow fast food” eatery, The Oinkster in Eagle Rock (featured on the Food Network’s Diner’s, Drive-ins and Dives) and upscale Italian-American restaurant, Maximiliano in Highland Park. He is also a founding partner of the Little Bear gastropub in downtown L.A. Guerrero is currently in the process of opening a second Oinkster location in Hollywood, slated to open in early 2014, as well as Sugar and Bone Bakery and Charcuterie with long-time partner and pastry chef, Jan Purdy.


With only a limited number of seats, this event is sure to sell out. Tickets for this 6 course culinary event are $75/person, inclusive of tax and gratuity. Including a wine pairing with each course is only $20 more. Purchase tickets here:


Maximiliano, established in 2011, is an upscale Italian restaurant in Highland Park known for its house-made pastas, artisan pizzas, market fresh vegetables and traditional Italian plates with a twist. Chef Andre Guerrero’s passion, creativity and respect for food are key ingredients in the restaurant’s “kinda old-school Italian” menu, which the L.A. Times calls “simply good.” The notable beer and wine program is carefully curated to pair with Maximiliano’s menu and features exclusive Craftsman beers on tap. Maximiliano, which has earned a reputation not only for serving exceptional food but also for its lush, picturesque patio, is open for dinner every day and for brunch on Saturdays and Sundays. To find out more, please visit


Culinary Escort is a boutique marketing, public relations and event planning agency, specializing in restaurants, hospitality and food/beverage products. Culinary Escort has combined its passion for eating, drinking and living with its expertise in marketing, public relations and event planning. Founded by Marian Bacol-Uba a.k.a. Marian the Foodie, Culinary Escort aims to introduce or “escort” people to new culinary experiences, events, cuisines and establishments. For more information, please visit

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