In honor of Bonifacio's 1 Year Anniversary, we will be hosting the inaugural KamayanFest Benefit celebration with the National Federation of Filipino American Associations (NaFFAA) to raise money for the Filipino Veterans Recognition and Education Project, a national initiative to raise awareness and obtain national recognition for the over 260,000 Filipino and Filipino-American soldiers for their wartime service to the U.S. in WWII. Our restaurant's namesake, Bonifacio Yanga, the grandfather of the owner, was one of these veterans who fought valiantly for the cause and whose brother died on the field of battle.
Our overall goal is to raise $10,000 for a cause that means so much to us and so much to the thousands of Filipino veterans who have been waiting and fighting for the recognition of their service. If you are not able to attend, please donate what you can to our GoFundMe or spread the word and share the message and the stories of our heroes.
Each ticket to this event will get you into what we hope will become the biggest Kamayan event in the Midwest! Aside from your Kamayan meal, which includes a complimentary cocktail, drinks, appetizers, entrees, and dessert, there will be dancing, entertainment, and more. Proceeds from this event will be donated to FilVetREP.
- Lumpiang Shanghai - Fried pork spring rolls, served with sweet chili sauce
- BBQ Chicken - Grilled chicken skewers in a sweet soy marinade
- Fried Tofu (GF, VG)
- Mango Salad (GF, VG)
- Bok Choy (GF, VG)
- Pinakbet (GF, VG) - Vegetable stew with eggplant, long beans, okra, and squash
- Assorted Grilled Vegetables (GF, VG)
- Chicken Inasal (GF) - Grilled chicken quarters marinated in lemongrass, kalamansi, garlic, and achuete
- Fried Tilapia (GF)
- Sauteed Shrimp (GF)
- Pork Shoulder Lechon (GF)
- Tocino (GF) - Sweet and savory cured pork, similar to thick cut bacon
- Tofu Afritada (GF, VG) - Tomato stew with tofu, potatoes, carrots, bell peppers and green peas
- Dessert: Assorted Fresh Fruit and Bico (GF, VG) - sweet, sticky rice
WHAT IS KAMAYAN?
Kamayan is a traditional family-style meal where a communal table is covered in banana leaves and piled with heaps of rice, meat, vegetables, and more. Traditionally there is no silverware - you grab and eat everything with your hands.
True to Filipino tradition, the purpose of our Kamayan dinners is to bring the community together. You may find yourself sitting beside a complete stranger, but by the end of the shared dining experience, we hope that all of our guests will leave as friends.
Our Kamayan dinners have been lauded as one of the most unique dining experiences in Columbus. We look forward to welcoming all of you to our Kamayan table!