Washington, DC. (August 15, 2013) â€“ After an overwhelming positive response to a trial evening Sprig & Sprout is happy to announce that our monthly Monday evening Supper Club is going forward. Unlike other prix fixe dinners, where all you get is dinner, our Supper Club brings you a foodie social event. We turn our upstairs dining room into a private dinner party, and owner Jen walks guests through the history and ingredients of each dish. Every dish is authentic and family inspired, so there are no pretentions here. We will serve dishes not commonly found at other Vietnamese restaurants, as well as familiar favorites. If youâ€™ve ever wondered why thereâ€™s no cheese in any dish, or how the French influenced Viet cuisine, or what Fish Sauce is then you will leave the evening with your questions answered, your belly full, and your palate inspired.
â€œMy goal with these dinners is to introduce people to all the elements of Vietnamese cooking. Beyond Pho, and the growing popularity of Banh Mi, there is a whole world of flavors and textures that a lot of people have never experienced. Our supper club is the perfect avenue; guests that are interested in something like this are food forward and eager to have a new culinary experience, and itâ€™s intimate so that everyone is comfortable asking me questions or just talking among themselves.â€
Each month the menu is slated to range from 6 to 8 courses, some vegetarian focused, some will have a playful theme, and some might all be requests from guests! Cocktails start at 6:30PM, and dinner starts promptly at 7PM. The evening runs about 2 hours from the start of dinner. Our full bar is available, and all wine bottles are half priced for the night. Seating is limited and credit card reservations are required to ensure that others have the chance to attend.
Upcoming Supper Club â€“ August 26th, 2013
7 course Prix Fixe $40
â€¢ Banh Beo Tom Chay (Steamed Rice Crepe with Shrimp and Crispy Pork Skin)
â€¢ Bo Tai Chanh, Banh Da (Beef Carpaccio Salad with Black Sesame Crackers)
â€¢ Banh Tom Chien (Whole Shrimp & Sweet Potato Cake Lettuce Wrap)
â€¢ Mi Xao Don Chay (Sauteed Vegetables over Crispy Fried Noodles)
â€¢ Ca Kho To (Caramelized Braised Sea Bass)
â€¢ Canh Chua Tom (Sweet & Sour Tamarind Soup with Shrimp)
â€¢ Thach Trai Cay (Jasmine Jelly with Longan, Lychee, and Jack Fruit)