Vietnamese family meal this Sunday at Salt

Written by Melissa McCart on

saltlogoAt Salt of the Earth in Garfield this Sunday, March 3, chef de cuisine Chad Townsend and garde manger Adam To will celebrate Mr. To's last day working at the restaurant with a Vietnamese family feast: five dishes for $40.

Things will get started at noon and will last until food runs out, said Mr. Townsend. They'll have enough for around 150 diners. 

A line cook at Salt for the past seven months, Mr. To has helped Mr. Townsend assemble a menu of Vietnamese dishes inspired by his family and his time living in Vietnam.

Anticipate a hoisin-braised chicken thigh in a steamed bun. Plan on pate and pork with chilis, pickled vegetables and herbs in the banh mi.  Prepare for a fried nest of shredded sweet potatoes and shrimp as well as "burnt sugar" pork with a caramelized crust, all of which will be served with herbs and house-made condiments. I'm guessing the pork will be the favorite.

Also expect a coconut tapioca dessert as well as Vietnamese-inspired libations. Does that mean Salt will serve a pho-broth cocktail -- like this variation on the bullshot? We can dream.

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