A Thai Feast - "The Sea". Just finished the edit of this second part of the photo essay & I am so hungry after sifting through these photos for the past few days! This was the 2nd of the Thai Feast pop-up dinners by Chef Hong Thaimee of Ngam NYC and hosted by Paper Co. Houston (kudos to Dave Foong & Liz Kilgore of Paper Co.). I posted the first dinner (The Land) last week and this one was held the day after that one, on Monday the 9th of March.
Hand Washing Ceremony
Fresh Oysters with Thai Mignonette
Pad Thai Grilled Gulf Shrimp (as seen on Iron Chef America)
Fried Whole Fish + Laab Dressing
Grilled Seafood Platter
TomYum Seafood with Thai Chili Jam
Pineapple and Crab Salad
Jasmine Coconut Jelly
These people ... I can't even begin to explain how hard they worked and how awesome they are! I don't have everyone's names handy but will try to get them and update the list here [Updated - 4/20/15]:
Hong Thaimee (Ngam NYC)
Gang Insuwan (Ngam NYC)
Dave Foong (Paper Co. Houston)
Liz Kilgore (Paper Co. Houston)
David Miranda (Paper Co. Houston)
Amie Krebbs (Paper Co. Houston)
Donald Collins (Paper Co. Houston)
... I think I now have everyone listed ... if I left you out, please definitely let me know :-).
Until the next time ...
P.S.: Paper Co. is open for coffee everyday, and for dinner on Thursday - Sunday evenings. You can also find & follow them on Instagram and Facebook. If you find yourself in New York, Ngam NYC is open for dinner every night and you can find them on Instagram and Facebook as well.
A Thai Feast - "The Land". On Sunday the 8th of March, a pop-up dinner by Chef Hong Thaimee of Ngam, NYC was hosted by Paper Co. Houston. The funds raised from the dinner went towards the Paper Co. mission of being "A Cafe for All" and what was initially planned to be a single dinner ended up becoming two (well, kinda three actually). The first one (this one) with a land theme, and the second (post coming soon) with a seafood theme. (Update: "Thai Feast No. 2: The Sea" is now online - 3/26/15)
Hand Washing Ceremony
Happy Tiger (Coffee Crusted Steak with Spicy Jiaw Dipping Sauce)
Hunglay (Braised Pork Belly and Pork Neck - as seen on Iron Chef America)
Baby Ribs (Thai Style BBQ)
Thai Burger (Ngam's Famous Burger)
Brother Chai's Chicken Wings
Chiang Mai Fries
Thai Iced Tea Semifreddo
It was a pleasure meeting Chef Hong and to photograph and see her work along side the awesome Paper Co. crew, and her sous-chef par excellence - Gang ,who came down from NY to help make this happen. Stay tuned for Feast No. 2 - "The Sea"!
P.S.: Paper Co. is open for dinner Thursday - Sunday evenings. On Instagram you can find Paper Co., Hong Thaimee and Ngam NYC at @papercohouston, @hongthaimee and @ngamnyc respectively.
I had the pleasure of photographing Josely Yuko of Mueva Coffee several weeks ago at their new location right beside Paper Co. in the Ecclesia building at 1100 Elder Street. It has been a busy couple of weeks and I am now just getting to share these photographs about one of my favorite things with you. It was a beautiful Tuesday afternoon and a good day to learn a bit more about what goes into creating this awesome thing we call coffee!
Mueva curates and roasts coffee sourced directly from the farmers in Nicaragua and around the world. Their specialty house brand is Café Diego from Nicaragua, specifically from the rainforest of the Matagalpa Highlands and is grown by Josely's family.
Thanks for the coffee roasting lesson Josely and for the Café Diego roast sampler! Now go order some coffee from them right away … it'll help with the cold weather outside! :-)