Events / Dinner

Ode to Kitchen Matriarchs

Thu, October 24, 2019

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

Reem Assil

Reem's, Oakland, CA

Nora Haron

Local Kitchen, San Francisco, CA

Fernay McPherson

Minnie Bell's, Emeryville, CA

Tu David Phu

Oakland, CA

Crystal Sanders-Alvarado

Fish Revolution, San Francisco, CA

Even though women have been captains of the kitchen far longer than men, too many are forgotten by history or glossed over in favor of their male counterparts. After years of watching this dynamic play out in his own career, chef Tu David Phu (and a cadre of fellow Bay Area chefs) will journey to the Beard House to curate a storytelling and dining experience celebrating the generational wisdom and innovative techniques passed down by kitchen matriarchs from Cambodia, Singapore, Palestine, and Vietnam.

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Menu

Hors d’Oeuvre

Man'oushe Bil Kishik with Fermented Yogurt Harissa, Sesame Seeds, Pickled Chiles, and Greens       

Fernay’s Famous Savory Cornbread            

Phu Quoc Island Scallop Fish Cakes with Fish Sauce Caramel, Phu Quoc Peppercorns, and Herbs

Dinner

Ca Nhung Dam > Pacifico Bass with Pineapple Nuoc Cham, Egg Yolk, Fried Shallots, and Chives

Laksa with Curried Rice Noodles, Shrimp, Cucumber, Sambal, and Herbs

Shrimp Étouffée with Creamy Grits and Herbs

Samaka Bil Tahini > Whole-Roasted Rock Cod with Orange, Tahini, Chiles, and Herbs 

Tapioca–Coconut Pudding with Rosé Syrup; Pistachio, Rose, and Cardamom Brittle; and Moringa Powder

A selection of fine beverages will be served with this dinner.