Fancy Plants Buffet Dinner!

In-PersonLakeview, Chicago


Large (15-20 Guests)
north african, indian, chinese
Vegan, Vegetarian
I've done a few family-style dinners, but never a proper buffet... until now! This will be a first, but maybe not the last! The menu for this is diverse, may be subject to some minor changes, and a new medium for me. Come enjoy a buffet style dinner with us!

Menu detail

Moroccan Chickpea and Vegetable Stew w/Couscous
Small Plate
We'll make an excellent vegetable stew using carrots, fingerling potatoes, green beans, chickpeas,and other fresh market vegetables in a rich tomato sauce using 6 classic spices, top it off with and serve it with steamed cous cous.
Peking-Style Tofu Buns
Small Plate
We'll use yuba, tofu, and our Peking-style 5 spice glaze to make slices of decadence reminiscent of 'Peking duck.' We'll put this inside some wonderfully fluffy steamed buns, with some cucumber, scallion, fermented chile, cilantro, and hoisin sauce. We made these for vegan mania, and are happy to share them again!
Ma Po Tofu with Rice
Small Plate
The classic Szechuan tofu dish. Very excellent for when the weather is getting a little bit colder. Like many Szechuan dishes there is a little bit of heat (I'll go easy), but it's balanced with the mild 'numbing' quality of Szechuan peppercorns.
Yuri's Famous Kabocha Squash, Lemongrass, and Coconut Soup
Small Plate
My friend Yuri will be helping us with this dinner, and is eager to serve us up one of his go to soup creations, involving kabocha squash, and different Thai aromatics in a delicious coconut broth.
Pirikara Cucumber Salad
Small Plate
This salad uses a unique Japanese 'salt rolling' technique to make Japanese (or Persian) cucumbers to make a delicious quick pickle, tossed with sesame oil and shichimi togarashi for a little kick! A very refreshing side dish.
Warm Sherry Cabbage Salad
Small Plate
This is a wonderful shredded cabbage salad with spinach, pickled red onions, walnuts, and an addictive sherry and umeboshi vinegar dressing.

Fancy Plants Buffet Dinner!

In-PersonLakeview, Chicago
(Exact Address will be shared upon purchase.)