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Kamayan Dinner


The Filipino tradition of eating with no utensils is known as Kamayan.  At Milkfish a Kamayan dinner can be reserved for parties of 4 or more at least one day in advance.  Menus for Kamayan dinners will be chosen by Chef Cristina and dinner will be served on tables covered in banana leaves.  Reserve now: 504.284.1969

Chef Cristina Quackenbush

Chef Cristina Quackenbush was born in the Malaban Rizal in Manila, Philippines.  At age 5 she moved with her mother to Evansville Indiana where she was raised near her new Grandmothers farm.  Her mothers cooking sustained her throughout her childhood while her Grandmother taught her a farm to table lifestlye.  As an adult Chef Cristina has worked in every position of restaurants, managing both kitchens and house fronts for prominent New Orleans Chefs.  In 2012, with the encouragement of Chef Adolfo Garcia, Chef Cristina began her journey toward opening the doors to Milkfish and bringing Philippine Cuisine to The Crescent City.

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Kamayan Dinner


The Filipino tradition of eating with no utensils is known as Kamayan.  At Milkfish a Kamayan dinner can be reserved for parties of 4 or more at least one day in advance.  Menus for Kamayan dinners will be chosen by Chef Cristina and dinner will be served on tables covered in banana leaves.  Reserve now: 504.284.1969

Chef Cristina Quackenbush

Chef Cristina Quackenbush was born in the Malaban Rizal in Manila, Philippines.  At age 5 she moved with her mother to Evansville Indiana where she was raised near her new Grandmothers farm.  Her mothers cooking sustained her throughout her childhood while her Grandmother taught her a farm to table lifestlye.  As an adult Chef Cristina has worked in every position of restaurants, managing both kitchens and house fronts for prominent New Orleans Chefs.  In 2012, with the encouragement of Chef Adolfo Garcia, Chef Cristina began her journey toward opening the doors to Milkfish and bringing Philippine Cuisine to The Crescent City.

 

The Filipino Kamayan dinner is a unique dining experience in food and is very traditional in the Philippines.  The table is lined with banana leaves and the food is enjoyed with the use of the hands...no utensils, no plates.   Parties of two or more can reserve a Chef's tasting, Kamayan style, by reservation only (any day of the week).  The meal consists of three courses chosen by the chef considering dietary restrictions.  The Kamayan experience is available for $35 per person plus tax, tip and drinks.