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Chef Tu David Phu is a first generation Vietnamese-American with a rich culinary background. An alumni of highly regarded kitchens (such as: Daniel, Acquerello and Chez Panisse) his cooking reflected a wide range of cooking cultures - from the American culinary greats to classical European traditions. But his roots were quite different. His family hails from the Island of Phu Quoc, accredited as the birth place of fish sauce in Asia. Consequently he has family roots in Award Winning Fish Sauce Production, Hung Thanh 1895. Pilgrimages back to Vietnam were often.

After a decade of cooking, he  began to immerse himself in the practices, ingredients, techniques, and flavors of Vietnamese cuisines.  Revisiting his favorite child-hood dishes through the memory of taste,  he started to cook the cuisine of his Mothers' generations-old wisdom handed down grassroots-style. In 2016 he began garnering press and accolades with his weekly pop up dinners “AN - a Vietnamese Dining Experience.” San Francisco Chronicle named him 2017 Rising Star Chef and most recently a featured contestant on Bravo's Top Chef Season 15.

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.  "My interpretation of Vietnamese Cuisine is as a cook who has inhabited many culinary cultures."-Tu

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NEW YORK : MODERN ASIAN

Bricolage
162 Fifth Avenue
Brooklyn, NY (map)

Wednesday April 11th, 2018
5 - 7pm

Book Event

NEW YORK : MODERN ASIAN

Bricolage
162 Fifth Avenue
Brooklyn, NY (map)

Wednesday April 11th, 2018
8 - 10pm

Book Event

NEW YORK : ASIAN BBQ

Bricolage
162 Fifth Avenue
Brooklyn, NY (map)

Wednesday April 12th, 2018
8 - 10pm

Book Event

RHODE ISLAND: MENAGE TROIS

Jamestown Fish
14 Narragansett Avenue
Jamestown, RI, 02835 (map)

Friday, May 11th, 2018
7 - 10pm

Book Event

RHODE ISLAND: MENAGE TROIS

Jamestown Fish
14 Narragansett Avenue
Jamestown, RI, 02835 (map)

Friday, May 12th, 2018
7 - 10pm

Book Event

VENICE: OMAKASE

The Bocca
509 Boccaccio Avenue
Los Angeles, CA, 90291 (map)

Saturday February 24th, 2018
7 - 10pm

Book Event
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Chef Tu David Phu is a Vietnamese-American with family roots in Award Winning Fish Sauce Production, Hung Thanh 1895. After attending culinary school, Chef Tu's stints included the nation's top Michelin-rated restaurants: Chez Panisse, Quince, Acquerello, Daniel Boulud, Breslin, Gotham Bar & Grill and Gramercy Tavern. After serving as the Executive Chef of Gather in Berkeley, Chef Tu left to concentrate on his weekly pop up dinners "AN - a Vietnamese Dining Experience." His pop-up series focusing on a Vietnamese tasting menu of dishes that reflect his childhood has garnered him press and accolades including the San Francisco Chronicle naming him a 2017 "Rising Star Chef." 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. Tu's culinary style reflects a wide range of cooking cultures - from the American culinary greats, classical European traditions, to his Mothers' generations-old wisdom handed down grassroots-style.

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