In April we’ll be transporting our diners to sunny Saigon when we pop up at Boden Park Coffee Company on the Ormeau Road, offering a five-course Vietnamese Feast.
Vietnam is one of our favourite places in the whole world to eat! When we were travelling there a few years ago we spent a magical and eye-opening five days motorbiking along the Ho Chi Minh Trail. With our guides, we stopped off at tiny artisan food businesses to see noodles and rice paper wrappers being made from scratch, cashew nuts, pineapples and coffee beans growing and being harvested, drinking freshly squeezed sugar cane juice (which makes a mean mojito) and eating a delectable array of snacks and meals from street food stalls and side-of-the-road eateries. You definitely don’t need to go upmarket to eat well in Vietnam.
If you haven’t tried Vietnamese food before you are in for a real treat, it’s fresh and punchy, aromatic and light, filled with crunchy veg, sharp, spicy sauces and a kick of chilli. Expect chilli, lemongrass, smoked duck, zingy grapefruit, fresh herbs crunchy pickles, coconut and caramelised banana, plus a dash of Boden Park’s gorgeous house-roasted coffee.
20 or 21 April 2018, 7.30pm
Spicy Lettuce Wraps with Chilli and Lemongrass
DIY Vietnamese Summer Rolls
Including a short Summer Roll making demonstration and then you give it a go!
Vietnamese Salad with Green Tea Smoked Duck or Smoked Tofu, Pink Grapefruit, Watercress & Mint
Street Food Sandwich on Sourdough Baguettes with Spicy Fishcakes or Scallion Omelette, Pickled Carrot and Mooli and Fresh Herbs, Homemade Mayo and a Zingy Lime Dressing
Aromatic Pork Rib Broth with Rice Noodles & Beansprouts
Fresh Herb Plates
Sticky Toffee & Banana Pudding
Coconut Ice Cream & Toasted Coconut
Boden Park Coffee or Green Tea
Boden Park Coffee Company is a coffee shop based in the beautiful old Ormeau Bakery Building on the vibrant Ormeau Road. The coffee shop, run by entrepreneur Orla McKeating, provides delicious coffees, homemade cakes, pastries and lunches to her eager local (and not so local) audience. Orla has also roasts her own coffee beans and has started creating her own coffee blends with delicious results. As well as drinking her coffee in
The menu: A five-course Vietnamese tasting menu plus a few extras. Expect chilli, lemongrass, smoked duck, zingy grapefruit, fresh herbs crunchy pickles, coconut and caramelised banana, plus a dash of Boden Park’s gorgeous house-roasted coffee.
The drinks: This event is BYO. Please bring a bottle (or more) of your favourite tipple. A welcome cocktail will be provided plus a taste of craft beer matched with one or two of the courses.
The time: 7.30pm, Friday 20 or Saturday 21 April 2018
The place: Boden Park Coffee Company, Unit 10, Ormeau Bakery, Ormeau Road
The cost: £40 per person (plus a £1 booking fee) for a five-course tasting menu plus a few extras.
Dietary Requirements: Vegetarian options are available for all the courses, but please let us know that you are vegetarian when booking. For all other dietary requirements just let us know when you book and we’ll try our absolute best to accommodate you.
Cancellation Policy: If you need to cancel your booking, for whatever reason, please let us know as soon as possible. For full details of our cancellation policy please click here.