Dining destination 13 Ubay in Quezon City features eight talented local artists led by renowned painter Fernando Sena in a month-long art exhibit titled Embracing Filipino Food and Art. Sena, who is best known for his still life renderings of the ubiquitous pan de sal, is joined by Bernardo Maac, Mario Villanueva, Angelito Lepalma, Agnes Batallones, Jojo Garcia, Dennis Tresvalles, and Joval Kisinamal. This is indeed a celebration of creativity and the indomitable Filipino spirit.
Guests at the restaurant can appreciate the artworks that range from still lifes, to street scenes, and abstracts, all done in vivid colors and in different forms and techniques that capture the eye and imagination. The food and ambience at 13 UBAY make the perfect backdrop for this artistic endeavour, as the menu is composed of food that is familiar to the Filipino palate, with bestsellers such as Beef Pares, Chicken Inasal and SinaingnaTulingan, in a setting that is homey and approachable.
During the opening ceremony for Embracing Food and Art, Sena congratulated 13 UBAY for the exhibit concept, saying that he hopes that will be more venues to highlight Filipino talent in visual arts. The restaurant welcomes more collaborations with local artists as it hopes to establish itself as an art hub in Quezon City while providing its guests with visual and gustatory feasts through its ambience and home-style Filipino food.
The Embracing Food and Art exhibit at 13 UBAY is still ongoing. The Banawe neighborhood restaurant is located at 13 Ubay St., Sta. Mesa Heights, Quezon City. For more information and to view the menu, visit 13 UBAY on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/13ubay/) and Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/13ubay/).