Maria Lourdes Polotan

Maria Lourdes Polotan grew up in a family where food played a central part on how life was celebrated; the kitchen was where the family congregated and her mother presided. Maria has begun to share her passion for food by cooking for others offering traditional Filipino home cooking with quality local ingredients at pop-up events, catering, and Withrow Park Farmers’ Market in the summer. This passion has evolved into Lami, a one-stop shop for globally-inspired comfort food, located in Mess Hall at 1125 Gerrard Street East, that will be seating diners starting this May.

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