Filipino Chef Yana Gilbuena and Boheme Announce "HAYOP" a Snout-to-Tail Test Kitchen Residency

Houston, TX - March 2, 2016

The SALO Series, a traveling, sociocultural dining project by Filipino Chef Yana Gilbuena, is popping up at Boheme for a 2-month test kitchen residency beginning March 29, 2016, bringing back the Montrose neighborhood bar’s popular “Test Kitchen Tuesdays.”  Every week, Yana will introduce a new snout-to-tail menu concept called HAYOP, engaging local farmers and producers, rotating local meats and greens from Texas farms 

“Hayop” means “animal” in Tagalog or Filipino. Snout-to-tail, also known as, nose-to-tail is “a philosophy of eating and cooking that involves using every possible part of an animal and thus minimizing waste.” (Source: MacMillan Dictionary)

Yana thrives on traveling and spreading culture through shared Filipino meals she prepares, often served “kamayan” style (traditional Filipino method of eating with one's hands). In 2014, she embarked on a 50-week pop-up dinner tour across the 50 U.S. states, and wrapped up the Canadian provinces in 2015. Chef Yana started the Latin America Tour in January 2016 but had to postpone due to unforeseen circumstances. The Latin America Tour will resume in June 2016.

This is your last chance to eat with Chef Yana her stateside before she takes her pop ups to South America! 

Every Tuesday, beginning March 29 - May 31, 2016
5-9 p.m.

TICKETS/ COST: HAYOP menu items are available for purchase a la carte. No reservations required.

307 Fairview St
Houston, TX 77006

Self-taught Filipino Chef Yana Gilbuena thrives on traveling and cooking Filipino food. In 2014, she embarked on a 50-week pop-up dinner tour across the 50 U.S. states, and wrapped up the Canadian provinces in 2015. Starting in 2016, she's taking The Salo Series to South America. This is your last chance to eat with her stateside!  Salo is not just about the food, it's about the people for Yana. “You never know who you’ll get to meet that night. Everyone comes in not knowing [each other]. It becomes networking, but not in a sleazy kind of way. They’re coming together, because they’re curious about Filipino food or they love Filipino food. So at the end of the night, everyone becomes a family, especially when you’re eating with your hands. There’s no pressure of being so formal with the fork and spoon on the right. I just feel like it lessens that expectation and it’s just fun when you see people digging in!” - [source for quote: The Chef's Connection] For more information:

Drawing inspiration from over 20 years of traveling, owner and Houston Native, Morgan Holleman carefully crafted this cozy hot spot to showcase the art, culture, and flavors he most adored from around the world. 

The refurbished historical building is nestled in Montrose and surrounded by a 6,000 square foot garden adorned with Shona stone sculptures from Zimbabwe. Inside, authentic steel frame windows, original brick walls, cozy couches, and antique light fixtures from Germany, France and England grace the space with a subtle old world vibe. Famed artist Michael Winn, of last year's Illumination Project at the Rothko Chapel, personally created a stunning stucco accent wall using traditional Venetian techniques. The bulk of Boheme's interior is filled with a sleek wrap around bar, made of wood and stone, that comfortably seats 40 people and encourages a unified atmosphere. The lush outdoor patio wraps around the building providing a cool urban retreat to relax and unwind with friends. For more information:

Tina Zulu, 888.520.1789, ext. 1 or for The SALO Series and Boheme 

The SALO Series