Tuesday, May 25, 2010

'the thai airways flight attendant'

(mid/late may. number three)

the menu

• summer rolls

rice paper, thai basil, bean sprouts, mint, wheat noodles

served with peanut sauce

• bean noodle soup

bean noodles, shallots, green onion, garlic whistles, shitake mushrooms, and maitake mushrooms in broth and over jasmine rice.

• green curry

ginger, onion, shitake mushrooms, thai eggplant, thai basil, garlic whistles, and coconut cream. topped with crushed cashews.

• large shrimp

broiled with sesame oil, lemon and chamomile, sea salt, and black pepper

• jasmine rice

with lime zest and tossed lightly with sweetened condensed milk

• papaya salad

traditional street food. a fresh slaw of unripe green papaya and mango incorporating the four classic taste of thailand: sour, salty, spicy, and sweet.

• sea bean salad

sea bean (a salty, juicy, curious vegetable), dandelion greens, purple lettuce, garlic, sesame seeds, sesame oil, chili peppers, lime juice, rice vinegar

• thai iced tea

assam black tea with loads of orange zest, a touch of natural sugar, and sweetened condensed milk

• coconut cassava cake

coconut pandan pudding and cassava/coconut cake flavored with pandan leaf between two meringues, made with cashew and hazelnut meal, coconut, and crystalized ginger. served with coconut cream, mangosteen segments, and more crystalized ginger.

the beverages:

NV Sokol Blosser, "Evolution, Lucky Edition" White Blend, USA

Complex but fun, and eminently drinkable, Evolution has become the house white wine of Secret Restaurant. It was the obvious choice, as the fruity and aromatic mix of nine varietals is light enough to let more delicate ingredients shine but with that touch of residual sugar that tames the heat of Thai bird's-eye chilies. Oh, did I mention it's really, really drinkable? At the end of the night, the rule is pretty much "glasses optional."

The Thai Airways Flight Attendant

A flirty mix of house-infused lychee vodka and muddled Thai basil with palm sugar. Topped off with soda and just a splash of Saké One Moonstone plum saké. A little sweet, a little herbaceous, a little bubbly.

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