The Rapsa team is collaborating with Filipino spirit maestros Don Papa and Santa Ana in bringing you, Sugarlandia, a Jungle room pop up of a new food menu by Chef Francis Puyat paired with a dedicated Filipino spirits tailored cocktail menu.
Opening up in Rapsa@100 Hoxton’s private party room at 104 Hoxton Street, the Sugarlandia Jungle experience will launch on the 10th of June with a range of events in celebration of the Philippines National Independence day. Pinoy celebrity Chef Francis Puyat has reached back to his foraging roots to craft a selection of small sharing plates perfect for grazing on while enjoying the delightful honey & vanilla tones of Don Papa Rum.
Through the secret bookcase inside Rapsa’s HQ, 100 Hoxton, you will find yourself in the Jungle land of Sugarlandia. Welcome to our Private Hoxton party room and dedicated Filipino Cocktail Tiki Bar, which celebrates all things Pinoy and all things party! On non-private party days, you can expect fantastic playlists and cocktails that blow your hair back, every Wednesday-Saturday from 5pm. Our Sugarlandia Tiki-Bar menu can be enjoyed alongside the Pinoy flavours of the food menu of Rapsa@100 Hoxton.
Rapsa being Rapsa is not averse to giving even such delicious ingredients as Don Papa and Santa Ana Gin a helping hand. Legendary mixologist Lukas Frlovic, formerly of Ottolenghi & Scully at St James’, has infused, pickled and shrubbed his way to the most delightful Pinoy cocktail list this side of the Pacific.
Chef Francis has recreated the foraging days of his youth with regular family camping trips. Guided by his father’s teachings in the Philippines he explores the waters of the UK with his wife and children foraging for oysters, crabbing and fishing for mackerel and prawns. Using the inspiration from these trips Chef has added to his Hoxton menu in a way that will transport you the wonders of “Sugarlandia” in the Philippine island of Negros.
While there sit back, relax and sip on such beauties as Pandan-infused Don Papa mixed with vanilla, Peychauds & Black Walnut Bitters.
Puyat says, “Filipino cuisine has exploded in London. We are so excited to see how Londoners have taken to our food – we now even have a Pinoy Masterchef finalist! It is wonderful to be working with the team behind Sugarlandia. As much as Filipinos have delicious food we also have great parties and Don Papa Rum is the king of the fiesta!”