5:00 PM17:00

Scratch F&B!

Chicken Soup Dinner!

When the weather is freezing let some Chicken soup warm you up! Scratch F&B, located at Troy Hill, will be hosting the first dinner of the year! Hearty Chicken and Vegetables is the focal point for this event, utilizing locally sourced ingredients and organic products,  from-scratch made dishes. Cocktails and drinks will be served from the house list and table service is provided. A short vegetarian offering will be available along with side dishes to complement your meal. Reservations are recommended but are not mandatory. Menu is not final until the weekend before the event and some changes will occur depending on availability of ingredients. Due to the nature of this event, we cannot accommodate any dietary restrictions; we will do our best to assist you if possible.




Chicken and Vegetables... $10
Creamy Tomato soup... $9


Matzo balls... $3
Garganelli pasta... $3
Pork Dumplings... $4


Sautéed Spinach and garlic... $5
Potato Latke (pancake) with sour cream... $5
Grilled Cheese sandwich... $5
Pan fried Pork Dumpling with sour cream... $5

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6:00 PM18:00


Filipino-style Pig Roast

The fourth dinner installation will be the first Filipino-style whole pig roast hosted by Spirit in Lawrenceville. Come celebrate with us at the best place in Pittsburgh for social gatherings, with great food and a fun social atmosphere. Admission will be limited with food and drink included. 

Some of the traditional dishes have been adapted to utilize what is unique to Pittsburgh. Keeping the integrity and spirit of the dish is greatly considered in developing a more contemporary menu that is unique to Filipino flavors. The whole pig is utilized into other components to showcase unfamiliar dishes. This is not strictly traditional and is based on the household that the chef is more familiar growing up.

Tickets are available online at. copy and paste link below:

Please send any inquiry to kantokitchen@gmail.com
*Due to the nature of this event, we will not be able to accommodate all dietary restrictions. We appreciate your understanding*
*Consuming raw or undercooked foods may increase health risks*



Puto- quintessential Filipino rice cake, perfect accompaniment to sweet and savory dishes
"Dinuguan na Longganisa"- a mixture of two different dishes into one, Dinuguan is pork blood stew and Longganisa is pork sausage
"Lumpiang Shanghai"- a must have for any celebration, crispy golden brown deep fried pork spring rolls


"Ulam at iba pa"
Mains and other things

"Lechon"- spit roasted pig
"Ensaladang Filipina"- translates to Filipino salad; fresh and roasted vegetables served with fermented shrimp paste and a non traditional "Adobo dressing".
Typical ensemble includes: mangoes, eggplants, yard beans, okra, tomatoes,, cucumber, red onions and salted duck egg
"Pansit bihon"- rice noodle dish with vegetables and pork bits
"Lomi"- the Filipino equivalent of pork wonton soup
"Sinangag"- garlic fried rice
Atchara- pickled green papaya
Sawsawan- dipping sauce made of sugar cane vinegar, soy sauce, citrus, red onions, garlic, cilantro, ginger
Mang Tomas- liver sauce


"Ginataan"- a mix of jackfruit, Saba banana, Sago (palm starch equivalent to tapioca pearls), rice ball dumplings (bilo-bilo) and sweetened coconut milk

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5:00 PM17:00


When cold weather is fast approaching, we have Ramen to bring us comfort! Specially when we slurp down a meaty broth with hand-made noodles at the coziest spot in Shadyside, Girasole! The third "Kanto" dinner installation befits the location and sets the perfect atmosphere for a fun and casual night.

Ramen is the focal point for this event accompanied by some popular Japanese side dishes. The menu is a la carte and some pairing suggestions from the wine and drink list will be available, also some limited Sake. A short vegetarian menu will also be offered. Reservations are not mandatory and walk-ins are encouraged. Service will be from 5 to 9, or until sold out.


choice of braised pork belly or shrimp;
chicken and pork broth, hand-made noodles, bok choy, nori, soft-boiled egg,
enoki mushrooms, sesame oil, scallions, sweet soy

vegatarian and served cold with accompaniments;
Anson Mills buckwheat hand-made noodles, hen of the woods "dashi" dipping sauce,
enoki mushrooms, seasonal vegetables, sesame, nori, scallions, chili

Braised pork belly steamed bun...$8
Steamed edamame and sesame...$5
Frito Misto- mix of seasonal vegetable, tempura fry...$7
(kabocha squash, okra, lotus root, eggplant)
Pork and scallion gyoza dumplings...$9
Shrimp Okonomiyaki- Japanese pancake...$9

Dessert available from Girasole


Disclaimer: Consuming raw or undercooked foods may increase health risks.
Meats are locally sourced from Butler county by Goodness Grows Farm.
Produce is sourced as seasonally available as possible.
Due to the nature of this event, not all dietary restrictions can be accommodated.

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6:00 PM18:00

Pear & Pickle cafe!

Pasta & seafood go hand-in-hand, so what better way to showcase it at Pear & Pickle cafe! This dinner is the juxtaposition of two culinary styles fashioned into one: Italian meets southern cuisine. Gatherings, wether large or small, are best enjoyed with great company and the food that brings everyone together.

"Kanto" at Pear & Pickle is the second installation to the dinner series. Hand-made pasta and seafood are the focal point for a family-style service, complemented with seasonal produce and local micro-brews from Roundabout brewery. Some standout dishes like squid ink pasta will be making a rare comeback to go along with inspirations from a low country seafood boil.

Reservations are encouraged and walk-ins are welcome! Available time from 6pm to 9pm. Please contact Pear & Pickle at (412)-322-0333 or pearandpickle@gmail.com or email kantokitchen@gmail.com

Due to the nature of this event, we will be unable to accommodate dietary restrictions. Price per person is $55, inclusive of a prix fixe menu, drinks and gratuity.

Prix Fixe Menu:

Starter- Jalapeno Hush Puppies with naturally fermented pickle tartar sauce

Mains & sides-
Squid Ink Pasta with sautéed fresh squid, tomato sauce, anchoiade and chicharon
Shrimp and Mussels Étouffeé- local sweet corn and smoked kielbasa, gulf shrimp and black dioamond mussels
Red and Yellow Potato salad- Morita chili dressing, onions, celery, peppers, scallions
Creamy Green Beans & Black eyed peas
Sea Salt and Rosemary Focaccia by Driftwood Oven

Dessert- Peach and Vinegar Gallette with fresh whipped cream

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2:00 PM14:00

Pickling & fermentation Class

Learn the fundamentals of natural fermentation in this short class utilizing local produce at its peak season! Wether you're a beginner, novice, or just an avid fan of lacto-fermented pickles, this class will introduce rudimentary skills in developing your own fermenting prowess.

Class fee will include two hour session, with refreshments provided by tazza d'oro coffee shop, and costs for ingredients and supplies. Each participant will learn the basics for three types of naturally fermented pickles: dill pickles, sauerkraut, and giardinera. 


Notice: Event full and closed.

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6:00 PM18:00

Bar Marco!

Winner-winner, Chicken dinner! Expect some finger licking action at the table for sure!

“Kanto” at Bar Marco is the first of the dinner series curated by Chef Rafael Vencio. This is an introduction to a unique dining experience that highlights prominent dishes he developed in distinguishing his culinary style. The focus on food is based on regional American cuisine that utilizes seasonal ingredients while incorporating flavor profiles from his cultural upbringing.

Fried chicken is the first installation and focal point of the dinner at Bar Marco. The line-up will include traditional side dishes associated with, but not limited to, southern American cuisine. This progression will also include exceptional craft cocktails and select wines from their program. Food will be presented family-style with a casual and engaging atmosphere. Hospitality is price inclusive.

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