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May 18, 1:00 P.M. Brunch: A Kamayan Feast From The Filipino-Inspired Kora Bakery

May 18, 2024 01:00 PM

Filipino-Inspired Sweet and Savory Bites and Beverages from the Team Behind Doughnut Sensation Kora Bakery

25 11th Ave, New York, NY 10011, USA

Ever since launching Kora, the Filipino bakery that began in chef Kimberly Camara’s apartment during the pandemic, Camara and her partner Kevin Borja have garnered a cult following for their colorful fried brioche doughnuts and other pastries inspired by Kimberly’s heirloom recipes. As an online-only business, Kora amassed a waitlist of over 10,000 people in its first year. Now, as they transition into their first brick-and-mortar, Kora is bringing their new sweet and savory concept to Platform with a Filipino-inspired Kamayan afternoon tea. Known for being the ultimate Filipino communal-style feast, Kamayan is the traditional Filipino method of eating with bare hands. Chef Kimberly and Kevin are creating a bevy of sweet and savory pastries and snacks served alongside curated Filipino cocktails and traditional Philippine tisanes and coffee. Come for an unforgettable culinary experience that celebrates the richness of Filipino culture the Kora way.

Dining Table $95 | Internal Chefs Counter $105     

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Bread> Freshly Baked Pandesal served with sweet and savory Spreads 


Pork Longanisa and Egg Volv au Vant  

Tortang Talong Quiche

Laing Pastry 

Truffled Mushroom Adobo Canape 


Blood Orange Choux

Guava Pomelo Choux

Ube Cruller 

Calamansi Rosemary Sable

Polvoron Selection 

Custard Cassava Cake 



Ternate (Pukingan)  

Jasmine (Sampaguita) 

Barako Coffee by Minorya Coffee 

ARC Botanical Gin Cocktail Distillery 


*Unfortunately, we are unable to accommodate restrictions to dairy, eggs, gluten, pork, and soy for this brunch.  

About Kimberly Camara and Kevin Borja, Co-Founders of Kora:
Kimberly Camara is the chef and co-founder of Kora, a Filipino-inspired bakery started alongside co-founder Kevin Borja after industry lay-offs during COVID-19. Established during the summer of 2020, Kora’s motives lie broadly in the exposition of the richness that exists within Filipino culture, and intimately in tribute to co-founder and chef Kimberly Camara’s late grandmother, Corazon. Both veterans of the New York City hospitality industry, Kimberly, a Culinary Institute of America alum and Filipino Queens-native, alongside Kevin, whose passion lies in hospitality & service, explore Filipino culture and cuisine through heirloom recipes combined with their decades of experience in food and beverage. 

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James Beard Foundation events permit guests age 21 years and older to attend events where alcoholic beverages are served. 

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Events at Platform by JBF are special one-night-only menus and we do not offer a la carte menus. If you have serious food allergies, we will work with the visiting chef team to do our best to accommodate but cannot guarantee that alternate options will be available for every course.

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