Stina Pizzeria and Chef Diana Widjojo team up for Pride Month charity dinner to support Attic Youth Center

Stina Pizzeria in South Philadelphia is bringing again its guest-chef sequence later on this thirty day period with chef Diana Widjojo, who co-owns Indonesian cafe Hardena in Newbold. 

Just about every month, Stina Chef Bobby Saritsoglou teams up with a fellow Philly chef to develop a unique menu, with a part of the proceeds heading to advantage a result in of the guest’s alternative. With Widjojo, Saritsoglou will provide a multi-training course supper on June 21, showcasing Indonesian cuisine that will advantage the Attic Youth Middle in honor of Pleasure Month. 

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The two chefs met whilst at an occasion celebrating Indonesian lifestyle, and Saritsoglou straight away knew Widjojo would be ideal for the monthly series. Both of those chefs share pursuits and values linked to their South Philly community, and as Widjojo is a member of the LGBTQ group, it created perception for her to collaborate on the Delight Thirty day period menu. 

“I appreciate that the Philadelphia restaurant sector is such a limited knit group and that we can get the prospect to hone our abilities and find out new types in each other’s kitchen area,” Widjojo explained. “This collab will be having put all through Delight Month, which is my favourite month of the year due to the fact as the ‘B’ in LGBT I have a good deal to be happy about celebrating via food stuff and currently being my reliable self.” 

The prix fixe menu characteristics Indonesian-encouraged dishes curated by Widjojo and Saritsoglou in preparation for the charity meal. Highlights of the menu contain: 

Pecel: clean veggie salad, fried enoki mushroom, grilled tofu, radish, herbed peanut dressing, rempeyek with anchovies 
Sambal Kerang: clams in coconut milk sambal, noodles, watercress 
Ayam Betutu: Balinese rooster, lettuce wrap, rice crunchies 
Rendang Kambing: gradual-cooked goat in coconut milk, candlenut, aromatics served with golden turmeric, rice, and kale in jeruk dressing 
Ketimus: banana leaf-wrapped steamed sweet cassava cake, Javanese Palm sugar, pandan-infused coconut milk cream

Widjojo’s mother, Ena, opened Hardena in Level Breeze in 2001, at some point going to its present place at the corner of Hicks and Moore streets in Newbold. Due to the fact then, the cafe has been operated by Ena and her two daughters, Diana and Maylia. 

The sisters took over functions 5 decades ago, but the South Philly cafe stays a family members-owned staple in the neighborhood. The restaurant was named as a James Beard semifinalist in 2018, but Widjojo did not recognize what the exclusive recognition meant at the time. 

In addition to aiding her sister in functioning and managing the cafe, Widjojo cooks and manages Hardena’s social media existence. At the moment, the restaurant’s Instagram account has extra than 19,000 followers. 

Stina, the Mediterranean-inspired pizzeria situated much less than 10 minutes from the Indonesian cafe, focuses on social charity as a important element of its mission. Because beginning the guest chef sequence, Saritsoglou has been ready to donate to community charities each and every thirty day period, the two as element of the sequence and via its individual “result in of the thirty day period.” 

“We made Stina to convey like for foods, our culture, our neighborhood and each individual other … rejoice with us,” explained Saritsoglou. “We are so joyful to be ready to do what we appreciate, give back and assist make our local community a better area. We can’t categorical how grateful we are.” 

The Attic Youth Heart was set up 30 decades ago as a local community corporation targeted on elevating the life of LGBTQ youth during the town. It is at the moment the only LGBTQ organization that operates completely with youthful folks, delivering important supports and live-saving providers. 

The food is pre-paid and reservations are accessible from 4:30 to 9:30 p.m. Each and every ticket is $85 per human being, with 20% of proceeds benefitting the LGBTQ firm and its programming.

An Evening with Chef Diana Widjojo

Tuesday, June 21, 2022
4 to 10 p.m. | $85 per ticket
Stina Pizzeria
1705 Snyder Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19145