Explore classic cuisine of the Philippines with this feast built around Filipino adobo.
Filipino adobo is not just a recipe based on spices but rather a way of cooking. In this cooking class, you will learn five ways of adobo in various tastes and textures, from a creamy adobo dip to a rich adobo butter to crunchy air-fried chicken adobo flakes. You'll also make adobo rice fully loaded with spices and sauces and a salted egg. Lastly, you'll make a traditional chicken adobo with a salty-sour-umami flavor.
You will also be introduced to the small Filipino citrus, the calamansi, in a calamansi soda and in a special party dessert with calamansi curd.
Guests are welcome to bring wine and beer to enjoy during the class.
Chef Nancy and Bob were great hosts. They went the extra mile to make the evening memorable.
The food was delicious and we will definitely try to prepare the same dishes ourselves
08 Feb 2021
Had a fantastic time! Highly recommend Nancy if you’re in the mood to be educated about the Philippines while filling your belly with some authentic food. She was a wonderful host and definitely made me and my partner feel at home & welcomed.
13 Jan 2021
Chef Nancy is an excellent host and entertainer. I thoroughly enjoyed the lessons she imparted on us and the welcoming atmosphere she created at her home. We ended up being a group of four and we each assisted in preparing one dish each. Chef Nancy explained each dish and encouraged us to taste various ingredient to understand the different flavor profiles. This a great environment for beginners and it isn’t intimidating at all for novice cooks.
05 Jan 2021
Our young adult children set up Chef Nancy for our anniversary dinner. Chef Nancy and her husband welcomed us with kindness into their home for the evening. As we entered we were immediately greeted with the wonderful aroma of spices. Chef Nancy taught us cooking techniques, and we were directly involved in preparation of all of the dishes we enjoyed that evening. Nancy and her husband also talked about the history of the Philippines and the art of cooking. We would highly recommend to anyone who wants good memories and extraordinary Filipino cuisine.
14 Dec 2020
Chef Nancy is so knowledgeable and compassionate about the art of cooking. She made me and my soul mate feel right at home. I was initially very anxious about not being able to apply the skills she so gracefully instructed but her demeanor, kindness and patience calmed me to the point of me feeling at home. I truly can’t give her any greater compliment than to say I honestly feel like family after this experience. She touched our hearts and souls by means of the culinary arts. Oh, and the food was so delicious! We definitely indulged in seconds. Undoubtedly, she is a true gem and Queen in her profession and we were blessed by being able to be in her presence. Thank you Nancy, I’m a happy birthday boy!
08 Dec 2020
Wonderful experience!! Nancy and her husband provided a very warm, educational, and fun experience. I would absolutely recommend to anyone who wants good memories and full bellies!
27 Sep 2020
Dinner with Chef Nancy was very enjoyable. We tried a lot of new flavors that we had not tried before and she spent time talking about the Philippines and gave us background on typical Filipino flavors. Overall a great experience!
26 Aug 2020
Awesome experience. Great idea for a date night .Very warming and hospitable. Chef and her husband was good in entertaining us and the food was amazing . Portion of food was great, we even have some food that we took home. Would recommend it to family and friends, actually I’m gonna book another class for my parents so they can have a great time with Chef Nancy , coz we did.
30 Jun 2020
Chef Nancy was amazing! Not only was she very personable and warm, she was very fun and her energy contagious! She makes you feel as though you’ve connected with an old friend!
22 Feb 2020
This was the most magical evening! Nancy and her husband are so warm and inviting. The food exceeded expectations and the hospitality was top notch. We had interesting conversation, cool music and Nancy and her husbands humor! Please treat yourself to this experience it’s heartwarming plus +++!!!
03 Feb 2020
I felt at home as soon as I walked into Chef Nancy's kitchen. She is so friendly and knowledgeable that I knew it was going to be a great time. Using her Filipino heritage, she showed us some new ways to prepare familiar ingredients and other completely novel ideas! As the self proclaimed "Adobo Queen," Chef Nancy certainly brings the flavor! I highly recommend her class and I hope I get to go back for more!
Cozymeal guest reviews for other experiences with Chef Nancy
05 Jan 2021
It was so relaxing and comfortable to learn and talk about the food and the culture..getting to know nancy and her husband , felt like friends ! So cool the whole experience..really delicious food and now I need the recipes for all the recipes.definitely a great experience with tips and instructions on preparing and cooking a truly memorable way to celebrate my bday and New Year’s Eve!!! Thank you so much
01 Jan 2021
The best cooking class I’ve attended! Nancy is a fabulous chef. The food was delicious! She was so kind and made us feel like part of the family. I loved how she educated us on the food origins and the Philippines while teaching us how to cook the meal. She even helped celebrate my friend’s birthday. I highly recommend her and would love to go back again.
26 Aug 2020
Chef Nancy made our experience unforgettable! I booked her class as a surprise for a friend's birthday and she went all out with balloons, music, and decorations. She and her husband were so welcoming and made everyone feel like part of the family. Communication with Nancy was like messaging with a close friend. Her food was incredible and my friends couldn't stop talking about the special dessert she planned for the evening. Thank you Nancy for your hospitality and expertise!
Guest reviews for Chef Nancy
16 Mar 2020
Chef Nancy will no doubt be an asset to Cozymeal. I still remember the time I hosted the launching of her Adobo Book at our home in Pasadena. It was definitely a sell out. I had to wait for more to be shipped from Manila to fill up the orders we got. Not only did they like her book, but they truly enjoyed the dishes she demonstrated. The adobo flakes was a winner! My mouth is watering as I write. One of my guests even commented that her entertaining and easy approach to cooking should land her a job on the Food Channel! We, her friends, and many in the community who love her cooking all look forward to her next visit to L.A. to once again enjoy her amazing dishes.
Chef Nancy, also known as the Adobo Queen, grew up in the Philippines as well as in the restaurant industry, and has been cooking since she was 10 years old. Her family has owned and operated a restaurant in Manila renowned for its authentic Filipino comfort food. Today, Chef Nancy can be found making televised appearances as well as hosting interactive culinary experiences that champion authentic Filipino fare.