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Tikki Time

July 7, 2017

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AJAX event space was transformed into a tropical retreat complete with summery cocktails, island-inspired decor and a unique Asian Night Market menu. Guest mixologist, Carlie Steiner (co-owner  of Himitsu, one of Bon Appetit’s Best New Restaurants 2017) created tasty drinks with unconventional cocktail ingredients like nori, activated charcoal and apple cider vinegar.

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An eclectic array of passed hors d’oeuvres nicely complimented the quirky cocktails with an interesting mix of flavors, textures and preparations.  The small bites packed big taste — duck larb in Brussels sprouts cups, Peruvian beef with purple potato crisps, cod croquettes with garlic rouille, avocado frito, and a chicken liver mousse ‘cannoli’.

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A  leisurely late lunch was served at long, rustic tables with banana leaf place cards, rattan chairs, woven place mats, patterned ceramic china and thatched tropical centerpieces.PSP0015

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Tahitian poisson cru – minced sushi tuna with coconut milk, lime and passion fruit – was served over crushed ice as a dainty amuse bouche .

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At the interactive Asian Night Market Station, chefs made Vietnamese Bahn Xeo crepes filled with pork belly and shrimp and served on crisp lettuce leaves with mint, basil and cilantro.

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Other market small bites like Burmese fried chicken, Teochew barbecue duck, Thai fish cakes and green papaya salad gently muddled in a clay ‘kruk’ provided vibrant, authentic flavors.PSP0065 PSP0076PSP0077

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It was a fun day at our Asian Night Market made possible by a talented team!

Special thanks to:

AJAX event space

Pablo Sartor Photography

Amaryllis Floral and Event Design

Revolution Event Design and Production

Perfect Settings