MUSANG is the popup signature of Melissa Miranda, who has been named one of Seattle's Next Hot Chefs, melding her six years of Italian-trained cookery with the Filipino flavors of her childhood. In addition to her role as a Sous Chef at Beacon Hill's Bar del Corso, Miranda has launched a series of Musang popup dinners, fondly named for her father, as a tribute to Filipinx food. Musang will morph into a proper brick-and-mortar restaurant this fall in Beacon Hill, Miranda's home and a neighborhood that has deep connections to Seattle's Filipino immigrant story.
Last year Miranda joined other Filipino American chefs at the James Beard House in New York. Prior to Bar del Corso, she had stints at Bar Sajor, the London Plane, Cuoco, restaurants in New York City, and trattorias in Florence, where she earned her culinary degree.