Manila meets Manchester for a one-off disco pop-up supper club

Mama Z, aka Zosima Fulwell, a self-taught cook, has been thrilling an increasing circle of friends and family with her freshly cooked Filipino dishes at a series of secret dining clubs. Now she’s planning an extra special event on Friday 15th September, when she will be transforming the Unit 101 railway arch (behind Piccadilly Station) for the Mama Z Filipino Disco pop-up. 

Anyone who knows a Filipino knows that food is the main event of any gathering. In an underground den imported directly from Manila, guests will be able to watch Mama Z cook up a Filipino feast from scratch, whilst listening to her talk about each of the dishes and their history.

Each of the four dishes will be matched with a beer or a special Filipino mocktail. After dinner, the tables will be moved to one side as a DJ takes over with some tropical deep disco vibes.  

20170904 Mama Z
Mama Z, aka Zosima Fulwell

Before moving to Manchester, Mama Z grew up in Saudi Arabia, spending her summer holidays in Balanga Bataan, four hours away from Manila in the Philippines, where her mother was born. Her own food journey began when she left home for university and began to miss her mother's dishes, such as chicken adobo, lumpia and pancit.

Mama Z said: "I’m so excited to bring a taste of the Philippines to Manchester with my first ever pop-up. Food brings everyone together, and the sharing of food is what makes it so special.’

Unit 101 N Western Street Manchester
Unit 101, N Western Street @unit101mcr

The Mama Z Filipino Disco is on Friday Sept 15th 2017 at Unit 101, Great N Western Street Manchester M12 6JL (7pm-12am). Tickets are £20 per person and can be bought here.

Mama Z posts daily images of her Filipino dishes on her Instagram account @Cookingwithmamaz