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$50  + Tax & Tip
8:15 PM

Bayan Ko

2nd Seating: 6-Course Filipino Meets Cuban Dinner Series

In Tagalog, “bayan ko” means “my country.” At their new Ravenswood restaurant, Chef Lawrence Letrero and his partner Raquel Quadreny are paying homage to The Philippines (Chef Letrero’s ancestral homeland) and Cuba (home to Quadreny’s relatives). Their vision is to keep their family recipes alive, while also incorporating their own interpretations of traditional dishes. Bayan Ko’s menu is best enjoyed family style. From adobo chicken wings to rope vieja, from luglug noodles to banana ketchup, the dishes are meant to complement and accompany each other, with a sense that you are sitting down to a family meal in someone’s home—someone who happens to have been, like Chef Lotrero, a Sous Chef at River North’s Untitled Restaurant, winner of a Bib Gourmand designation from Michelin. “[Bayat Ko] is one of Chicago’s best new restaurants,” says Time Out restaurant reviewer Maggie Hennessy. “I can’t wait to return.” We will be taking over the restaurant for this event, and Chef Lotrero and Raquel Quadreny will talk about how their lives and their foods have converged.

About the Host:

Lawrence Letrero

Executive Chef & Co-Owner

Chef Lawrence Letrero graduated from Kendall College’s Culinary Program before cutting his professional teeth at Chicago's Perennial & Karyn’s On Green, NYC's Per Se, and most recently as Sous Chef at Untitled Supper Club (Michelin Bib Gourmand). He opened Bayan Ko in October 2018.

The Lineup

All savory courses will be served family-style. Dessert will be portioned individually.

  1. Mixed Seafood Ceviche

    with sour orange, heirloom tomatoes, fresno chili, and plantain chips

  2. Bayan Ko Bites

    croqueta tots with jufran aioli, bbq pinchos, lumpia shanghai, and lola's garlic sauce

  3. Pancit Noodles

    with napa cabbage, carrot, mushroom, and soy sesame sauce

  4. Adobo Pork Belly

    with garlic rice, atchara, and fried quail egg

  5. Ropa Vieja

    beef brisket with maduros and black beans

  6. Ube Sunday

    flan with young coconut, red bean, and ube ice cream

Bayan Ko

1810 W Montrose Ave

Chicago, IL 60613

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What is the event ticket cancellation/refund policy?
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What does the ticket price cover?
The ticket price covers the full cost of the meal.
Can I bring guests/non-members to this event?
Yep! For this event, guest tickets are $70 + tax & tip, and you can bring up to 3 guests. Please note, guests are not allowed to attend unaccompanied by a member.
What dietary restrictions/food allergies can be accommodated at this event?
At this event we will be able to accommodate all dietary restrictions and food allergies. Just make sure to update your dietary restrictions within your Account Info before or after you purchase tickets, or email us at [email protected] after you purchase tickets to let us know what your allergies/restrictions are so we can give the chef a heads up.
Does this restaurant serve alcoholic beverages?
This restaurant is a BYO establishment, so please feel free to bring your own alcoholic beverages.
Are there ID requirements or an age limit to attend?
Yes. ID is required and you must be 21+ to attend.

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