A Pop Up Feast
On Tuesday March 3rd, Chef Yia Vang and and Alma Executive Chef Lucas Rosenbrook will be filling our private dining tables with a generous family style meal inspired by Hmong flavors, seasonality and the changing landscape of American cuisine.
Yia will be promoting his KICKSTARTER to launch his new restaurant Vinai, slated to open later in 2020, a concept with an emphasis on sharing & genuine hospitality.
March 3 // 7-9 PM // 30 seats available // $70 (tax & service included) // Beverages extra
One of seven siblings, Yia was born in a Thai refugee camp where he lived until his family resettled in central Wisconsin. A trained chef who started his career working as a dishwasher, Chef Yia Vang has cooked at Nighthawks, Borough, and Gavin Kaysen’s Spoon & Stable before starting Union Hmong Kitchen. Yia uses food to tell a story and believes that every dish has a narrative. Through sourcing what’s in season and combining local traditions with those from his homeland, Yia brings Hmong flavors to American palates and invites people to change how they think about food by considering the influences in each bite. He currently resides in St. Paul, MN, which is home to the largest Hmong community in the United States.