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Cooking with Comedians – AAPI Heritage Month

May 6 @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm


Join Chefs of the Meritage Collection Napa Valley as they team up with different comedians to bring you the Laugh Cellar original show, Cooking with Comedians™ – Participants gain culinary tips and tricks, a 3-course farm to fork meal and plenty of laughs along the way.  

MAY 6 in celebration of Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month!
Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month is observed in the United States during the month of May, and recognizes the contributions and influence of Asian Americans and Pacific Islander Americans to the history, culture, and achievements of the United States.  The Laugh Cellar is a Filipino American-owned business.

LUNCH SHOW: 11:30 – 1:30PM

Don’t miss Chef Carlo’s gourmet touch on these traditional dishes of the Philippines.
He chose these dishes to pair perfectly with Napa de Oro’s Rosé and Merlot based Bordeux.

PAMPAGANA – (appetizer in Tagalog)
Lumpia : Ground chicken and shrimp filling | house made sweet chili sauce

ULAM – (entrée in Tagalog)
Adobo Short Rib: Soy and vinegar braised short rib | pearl onions | potato | garlic fried rice

PANGHIMAGAS – (dessert in Tagalog)
UBE cheesecake: Basque style burnt cheesecake | toasted coconut

Born in Tokyo, Japan, Aiko Tanaka is a stand-up comedian, actress and TV personality. In her spare time she loves to take naps, watch anime and eat boiled vegetables, but when she’s onstage she’s a real firecracker. She first appeared in the film, The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift. Aiko was recently a semi-finalist on America’s Got Talent S17, receiving a standing ovation from all four judges, she was called “Brilliant,” “Hilarious” and “So Naughty!” (Thanks Simon Cowell!) She was part of Netflix is a joke festival and was on Comedy Central’s Stand Up Asia! Live.

Born in the Philippines, Chef Carlo Narabal moved to San Diego, California in 1995. In his youth Chef Carlo spent a lot of time in the kitchen with his mom, grandparents, aunts, and uncles.  He attended the Art Institute of San Diego and graduated with an Associate of Science Degree in Culinary Arts. In 2016 he joined Pacific Hospitality Group as Chef De Cuisine and in 2022 he transferred to The Meritage Resort to open the French inspired restaurant Village Bistro.

The Napa de Oro vineyard and winery are based in the Coombsville appellation of Napa Valley, one of the cooler regions of the Napa Valley known for producing wines with excellent structure and silky texture. Napa de Oro wines stand out for their fragrant aromas, sophistication, elegance, balance and complexity and beauty. 

The Filipino American National Historical Society of Sonoma County formed in 2006.  
Their mission is to promote understanding, education, appreciation, and enrichment through the identification, gathering and preservation of the history and culture of Filipino Americans in Sonoma County. The Kay Baguio Annual Scholarship Fund was established September 2009 to promote higher education among local youth.


May 6
11:30 am - 1:30 pm
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Napa, CA 94558 United States
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