After all my travels and food adventures, I always come back to the comforts of the tastes and scents I grew up with…to the food that reminds me of home and family. On one of our trips to Vancouver several years ago, my husband and I lamented the dearth of Filipino restaurants that we could be proud of and take our guests to. We hunkered down in our kitchen cooked, brewed, stewed and tested the recipes that punctuated our childhood. We set out to build a place that would showcase our food in the best way possible…sans the stereotypes that Filipino food was saddled with.
From that single store in Salcedo Village six years ago, we opened our 5th Xo46 this October where pinoy food advocates and supporters came together one, rainy Thursday night to celebrate the new XO46 Heritage Bistro on the 2nd floor of S’Maison at Conrad Hotel, also the newest luxe hotel in the bay area. This latest XO46 is the perfect place to view the sunset, gather for family reunions and take out of town guests for dinner.
We were so blessed to have friends and family around as well as Ambassadors Roberto Bosch of Argentina and Julio Camarena of Mexico , and local culinary icon Glenda Baretto to celebrate the opening of the new branch with us.
By: Sandee Siytangco – Masigan