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Aláya Prix Fixe

  • Tanám 1 Bow Market Way Suite 17 Somerville, MA, 02143 United States (map)

Aláya Prix Fixe menu begins!

For Kapampangans, aláya is the intangible, metaphysical, universal, infinite, divine, life force or spirit. It is the soul, and literally means “that which is not there”. Aláya makes an appearance in the generations-old Kapampangan folk song "Atin cu pûng singsing," which chronicles the loss of an important ring and the desire to get it back by any means. However, not all is as it seems. The song is a basultû, a type expected to be paradoxical, enigmatic and layered. This coursed prix fixe dinner takes you through the verses of the song and describes its relationship to our identity as Kapampangans, our role in revolution and the ways in which aláya appears.

Prepaid reservation for parties of 1-10 –$90 per person. The Aláya Prix Fixe menu is available for reservations every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday for the month of March.

Tanám is a food and art space soon to arrive in Union Square and is the next big undertaking for the Boston-based Filipino American pop up Pamangan. Tanám offers intimate 10-seat experiences meant to immerse guests in narratives that are personal, historical, cultural and political.