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Bangrak Presents: The Regions of Thailand / Part 1: North
July 17, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
BANGRAK PRESENTS: REGIONS OF THAILAND –
A DINNER SERIES IN 4 PARTS TO BE HELD AT THE HEAVY IN WINTER PARK, FLORIDA.
THE CUISINE OF THAILAND IS DIVIDED INTO 4 DISTINCT REGIONS, EACH WITH THEIR OWN UNIQUE FLAVORS, COOKING TECHNIQUES, AND CULTURAL INFLUENCES. THESE REGIONS ARE CENTRAL THAILAND, NORTHERN THAILAND, NORTHEASTERN THAILAND (ISAAN), AND THE SOUTH.
ALL FOUR PARTS OF THIS SERIES WILL BE HELD IN THE INDOOR-OUTDOOR “BAY” AREA OF THE HEAVY, AMONGST TROPICAL PLANTS AND VEGETATION, IN FLORIDA’S THAILAND-LIKE CLIMATE, TO CREATE AN IMMERSIVE, AUTHENTIC EXPERIENCE (IN THE EVENING, SO CALM DOWN), MUCH LIKE EATING IN SHOPHOUSES OR ROADSIDE SHACKS THROUGHOUT THE KINGDOM.
DINNER WILL BE SERVED FAMILY-STYLE, AS IS TRADITIONAL OF A THAI MEAL REGARDLESS OF REGION, MEANING THAT WHILE EACH GUEST WILL HAVE THEIR OWN PLATES AND SILVERWARE, AS WELL AS RICE, COURSES WILL BE SERVED COMMUNALLY IN THE CENTER OF ONE TABLE. KEEP IN MIND THAT TICKETS MAY BE BOUGHT PUBLICALLY SO YOU MAY HAVE TO SIT WITH STRANGERS. IF THIS IS SOMETHING YOU ARE NOT COMFORTABLE WITH, THEN THIS EVENT IS PROBABLY NOT FOR YOU.
THERE WILL BE 5 COURSES, ALL CHEF’S CHOICE. DISHES MAY BE SPICY, AND SUBSITUTIONS ARE NOT PERMITTED. THE MENU WILL NOT BE ANNOUNCED BEFOREHAND. ALCOHOL CANNOT BE PROVIDED, HOWEVER BYOB IS ALLOWED AND STRONGLY ENCOURAGED.
Northern Thailand, nestled up near the borders of Myanmar and Laos, is perhaps the least familiar region to the American palette. Signified by a heavier use of protein (pork being the most common), herbal, vivacious flavors, and influences from trade routes with India, China, and its closest neighbors, Northern Thai cuisine is best eaten with sticky rice and lots of beer, as well as a sense of adventure. Choose from one of the three time slots available, and allow the Bangrak team to bring you a meal crafted from numerous travels throughout the region, in a beautiful setting curated by the team at The Heavy / Porch Therapy.
See you there.