"This is my opportunity to introduce to diners regional Vietnamese flavor profiles. Vietnamese food is so much more than Banh-mi, Pho and Spring Rolls."

-Chef Tu David Phu

THANK YOU!

 


"Part of the secret of success in life is to eat what you like and let the food fight it out inside"- Mark Twain

 
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photo by @kat_ma

#ANBYCHEFTUDAVIDPHU

 

photo by @kat_ma #ANBYCHEFTUDAVIDPHU

photo by @kat_ma

#ANBYCHEFTUDAVIDPHU

About: 

    "I often struggled with my identity, with feeling the liberty to cook MY FOOD in restaurants. Cooking  professionally in western-style kitchens for over a decade started to change the way I cooked... It wasn't truly my palate. As a Vietnamese-American, how could I not share these tastes? It felt inauthentic to not express them. I want to tell my story on the plate."    " My pop ups are an homage to my mother and all the asian immigrant mothers that created a cuisine out of necessity. The Vietnamese Palate in California. The dream is to have a brick and mortar. Support us by attending our dinners." -Tu

    "I often struggled with my identity, with feeling the liberty to cook MY FOOD in restaurants. Cooking  professionally in western-style kitchens for over a decade started to change the way I cooked... It wasn't truly my palate. As a Vietnamese-American, how could I not share these tastes? It felt inauthentic to not express them. I want to tell my story on the plate."

   " My pop ups are an homage to my mother and all the asian immigrant mothers that created a cuisine out of necessity. The Vietnamese Palate in California. The dream is to have a brick and mortar. Support us by attending our dinners." -Tu

About The Chef

Chef Tu David Phu is a Vietnamese-American Chef, and Forager. His stints include the nation’s top Michelin-rated restaurants: Chez Panisse, Quince, Acquerello, Daniel Boulud, Breslin, Gotham Bar & Grill and Gramercy Tavern. Chef Tu was Executive Chef of Gather in Berkeley and now is garnering press and attention with his weekly pop up dinners “AN - a Vietnamese Dining Experience.” Most recently he was named part of San Francisco Chronicle's 2017 Rising Star Chefs.

But long before cooking professionally, Chef Tu had a rich culinary background. His family hails from the Island of Phu Quoc, in South Vietnam. His frequent trips to Vietnam immersed him in the practices, ingredients, techniques, and flavors of Vietnamese cuisines.

His pilgrimages to Vietnam and his professional experience gives him the tools to unlock the layers and complexity of common dishes of his childhood. Observing different worlds, his cooking reflect a wide range of cooking cultures - from the American culinary greats, classical European traditions, to his Mothers' generations-old wisdom handed down grassroots-style. 

Chef Tu invites diners to explore flavors and pairings with centuries of refinement and familiarity in Vietnam, but not often encountered in the United States. Diners already steeped in Vietnamese eats will find both taste memories and adventure in his compositions.

 

 

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