I invite you to join Open Kitchen for a very special evening to celebrate the
Vietnamese Lunar New Year 2011 (“Tet”)— The Year of the Cat
(or “Rabbit” in the Chinese version).
This event holds a unique place in my heart as it was 36 years ago that my youngest brother, Viet, was born, and it was that same year that my family and I left Vietnam for a new life in America. Much has changed during these years, but one thing remains constant — the comfort and joy of traditions and sharing a meal with family and friends.
This special menu consists of dishes that have been shared within my family both in Vietnam and now here in the States — these recipes have been handed down and evolved with time and new experiences.
It is now my pleasure to share it with my Open Kitchen family and friends.
Hue-Chan Karels, Owner
“Cha Gio” — Vietnamese Crispy Spring Roll filled with Ground Pork, Shitake Mushroom, Jicama, Carrots, and Glass Noodles served with Nuoc Cham, a Vietnamese Traditional Dipping Sauce
“Sup Mang Cua” — White Asparagus and Crab Meat Soup
“Banh Tet” — Southern-Style Tet Rice Cake filled with Mung Bean Puree and Seasoned Pork wrapped in Banana Leaf served with Ginger and Anise Beef and an Assortment of Pickled Vegetables
“Goi Xoai” — Green Mango and Grilled Shrimp Salad tossed in Vietnamese Lime and Mint Dressing topped with Roasted Peanuts and Crisp Shallots
“Ca Hap” — Steamed Chilean Sea Bass with Ginger, Shitake Mushroom, and Glass Noodles
“Thit Heo Kho Nuoc Dua” — Pork Belly Braised in Coconut Juice and Hard-Boiled Egg served with Jasmine Rice and Picked Bean Sprouts
Candied Ginger, Lotus Seeds, and Sweet Potato served with Glass of Moscato Bianco
$75/Person (excluding tax & gratuity)
Reservation Required ~ Call 703-942-8148
7115 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church, VA 22043