Events / Dinner

Asian in America: A Virtual Reality Dining Experience

Sat, June 29, 2019

7:00 PM
The Beard House
Member Price: $140 Public Price: $180 Click here for tickets.
Cancellation and Food Allergy Policy

Jenny Dorsey

Studio ATAO, NYC

Matt Dorsey

Studio ATAO, NYC

Julie Nguyen

Studio ATAO, NYC

Presented by creator and chef Jenny Dorsey and beverage director Matt Dorsey, Asian in America is a unique dining experience which explores Asian-American identity through food, drink, virtual reality, spoken word, and poetry. Whether you’re intrigued by the carefully selected ingredients or the opportunity to grapple with the struggles faced by minority groups in the U.S., you won’t want to miss out on this fresh, exciting Beard House event.

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Substitutions > Jackfruit with Aerated Egg, Charred Pollock Roe, Pickled Tindora, Rose, and Marigold

Eggs & Bananas > French Oak Flash-Aged Baijiu with Fermented Black Bean–Sichuan Peppercorn Syrup, Oolong Tea, Amaro Montenegro, Salted-and-Whipped Cream Cheese, and Lao Gan Ma Chile Oil

"You Make Asian Food, Right?" > Housemade Black Sesame–Rye Flour Pasta with Habanero Chutney, Dim Sum–Style Cherry Stone Clams, and Beetroot Juice–Pickled Quail Egg

Stereotypes > Thai Naem Fermented Short Ribs, Japanese Yam, Chinese Pea Vines, Kimchi-Seasoned Plum, Pressure-Cooked Nigella Seeds, and Bun Mam

Skewer > Lamb Fat–Washed Brandy, Charred Garlic and Chile Pepper, Shaoxing Wine, Kummel, Fennel Syrup, and MSG Ice

Model Minority > Ngo Om–Lime Leaf Scented Sweetbreads with Celtuce, Oyster Mushroom, Fava, Chrysanthemum Purée, Shrimp–Garlic Chive Rice Sheet, Shanghai Sweet-and-Sour Sauce, and Fried Shallots

Saviors > Andrew’s Persimmon Mousse; Andy’s Fish Sauce Caramel Ice Cream; Rick’s Chapulines Cake with Mole Sugar; Gordon’s Small Pear Balls; and Bone Marrow Gel with Grape Leaf

Revisionist History > Batavia Arrack with Sake, Black Tea, and Citrus Syrup

Fancy Because It's French > Oolong Tea Cookie with Salted Duck Egg Custard and Red Bean Mousse 

Bonus: Dog Food Is a Necessity? > Pretzel Bun with Pigs' Ears, Pigs' Skin, Pigs' Feet, Ham Hock, Garlic Chives, and Shiitake

No allergies or substitutions can be accommodated.

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