January’s Sunday Supper began years ago on the streets of Brooklyn. Hidden in our favorite burro, is an incredible restaurant with an even more incredible mood; the type of mood that sets a stage for an ethereal eating experience. It was through this inspiration that we began our planning for a Fiery Southeast Asian Sunday Supper.
Our guests were welcomed through a dark hallway, and ushered through a streamer strung doorway into a compact sensory-tantalizing milieu. With Tarantino-esque Thai Go-Go music setting the mood, multi-colored disco balls swirled every inch of floor and ceiling. Thai chili pepper lights strung from wall to wall and back again, paper lanterns and crystal chandeliers filled every inch of head space, leaving no detectable break in up or down. This, was a panorama of embellishment.
Wine and spirits taking effect, diners fell victim to a barrage of heavily-flavored dishes. From pork and crab dumpling with cured salmon roe, to crispy fried sweetbread lettuce wraps with fiery yellow curry. Peking-style duck with smoked duck fat and crispy skin salad, whole flash-fried catfish with Thai basil and green curry, and a rabbit stew to end all rabbit stews...our diners quickly realized why we keep our menus a secret.
While the food certainly seemed to please, we found ourselves immersed in conversations between former strangers, forced into family by their hallucinogenic uncle that just can’t quite let go of the past. Never a dull moment.
After the perfect little night ended, a salted peanut and coconut gelato sandwich, our guests said their “goodbyes,” hugging those that 2 hours ago were perfect strangers. Another Sunday Supper come and gone, but an experience worth remembering.
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Thank you to Drew Piester for the amazing photos, and to our friends at A1 Party and Event Rental for all the swag!