Events / Dinner

New Voices: Thailand Meets Japan

Audi #DriveProgress Dinner Series

Thu, February 20, 2020

7:00 PM
The Beard House
Member Price: $140 Public Price: $180 Click here for tickets.
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Penny Chutima

Lotus of Siam, Las Vegas

Sarah Gavigan

The Otaku Group, Otaku Ramen, and Bar Otaku, Nashville

Jocelyn Guest

J&E SmallGoods, NYC

Erika Nakamura

J&E SmallGoods, NYC

Japanese and Thai fare take center stage at this special Beard House collaboration between Penny Chutima, second-generation owner of the Beard Award–winning Las Vegas restaurant Lotus of Siam, and Sarah Gavigan, author and chef/owner of the Otaku Group in Nashville. Joined by butcher and owner (and fellow Women's Entrepreneurial Leadership alum) Jocelyn Guest of J&E SmallGoods this trio of fierce entrepreneurs will come together to celebrate the innovation and vigor that a new generation can bring to timeless culinary traditions.

We’re partnering with Audi again for a second series of dinners featuring talented graduates from the Women’s Entrepreneurial Leadership (WEL) program, part of the Women's Leadership Programs presented by Audi. Audi's #DriveProgress initiative reflects a commitment to cultivating and promoting a culture that enables women to achieve their highest potential by removing barriers to equity, inclusivity, growth and development.

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Hors d'Oeuvre

Char Nam Plar > Seasoned Fish Sauce–Marinated Raw Scallops with Housemade Spicy Fish Sauce, Garlic, and Roasted Chile Paste

Country Ham Katsuobushi with Miso Cream Cheese, Rice Crackers, Hirami Leaves, and Pickled Sancho Peppercorns

Argyle Vintage Brut 2015


Chawanmushi > Savory Egg Custard with Mushrooms, Shrimp, and Ginko Nuts

MacRostie Winery and Vineyards Chardonnay 2018

Curry Paitan Tsukemen > Dipping Ramen with Duck Confit, Curry Cream, and Shiso Oil

Markham Vineyards Sauvignon Blanc 2018

Pork Katsu with Bitter Green Salad and Kumquats

MacRostie Winery and Vineyards Pinot Noir 2017

Prik Thai Onn > Seared Lamb Chops with Baby Corn and Peppers

Markham Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

Lotus of Siam Signature Sweet Finish

Argyle Brut Rosé 2015

This selection of fine wines is generously contributed by Argyle, Markham Vineyards, and MacRostie Winery and Vineyards.