Los Angeles

Orange County Event: Vietnamese Market Tour, Cooking Class, Dinner

Our colleagues in the Orange County chapter invite Slow Food Los Angeles members and friends to market tours and cooking classes focused on Vietnamese cooking. Details below:

Tour Vietnam without your passport –this Slow Food OC sponsored tour takes you on a wonderful journey to a Vietnamese market where you learn more about the glorious produce, live seafood, and cookware; then we return to Xanh Bistro to see the exotic ingredients we purchase transformed into delectable dishes, with a chance to taste this light and healthy yet flavorful cuisine.

Come and join Chef Haley Nguyen on this exciting and educational experience. We’ll start out at a local Vietnamese market, buy the ingredients and come back to Xanh for the demonstration hands-on regional Vietnamese cooking class, then savor a scrumptious multi-course dinner.

When: Monday, July 13, 2009 and Monday, July 20, 2009. See schedule below.
Where: Thuan Phat/Westminster Super Store and Xanh Bistro
Cost: $75 per person, per event. Price includes market tour, cooking class, dinner, tax, and gratuity but does not include alcoholic beverages.

Monday, July 13, 2009: Market tour, cooking class, and dinner
1. 6:00 pm: Meet in front of the market and tour the market (address below
2. 7:00 pm: Go to Xanh Bistro for cooking class
3. Hands On Cooking Menu:
Rice paper rolls with grilled pork
Banana blossom salad
Simmered fish in clay pot of black pepper & soy reduction
4. 8:15: Eat dinner. Dinner includes: rice paper rolls with grilled pork, cucumber and rice noodles, banana blossom salad with shrimp & Vietnamese mint, simmered fish in clay pot of black pepper & soy reduction, sauteed seasonal Vietnamese greens with garlic, tapioca pearl and grilled seasonal fruit.
5. 9:30 pm: end of event

Monday, July 20, 2009: Market tour, vegetarian cooking class, and dinner
1. 6:00 pm: Meet in front of the market and tour the market (address below)
2. 7:00 pm: Go to Xanh Bistro for cooking class
3. Hands On Cooking Menu
Lotus roots salad with Asian celery, mint & cucumber
Kabocha squash soup with coconut milk
Braised tofu with tomato and pineapple
4. 8:15: Eat dinner. Dinner includes: lotus roots salad with Asian celery, mint & cucumber, kabocha squash soup with coconut milk, braised tofu with tomato and pineapple, grilled eggplant with purple parilla & scallion and vegan soy cheese cake.
5. 10:00 pm: end of event

Market Address (where class meets): Thuan Phat/Westminster Super Store, 15440 Beach Blvd., Westminster CA 92683 (Corner of Beach & McFadden)

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Reservations may be made online via Brown Paper Tickets.

If you have questions about the event, contact Heather Stolzfus of the Orange County chapter.

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