I am excited to announce our first Austin Field trip, a joint venture between CuisineXplorers and Wine for the People. On Saturday April 30, from 3-5pm, we will be visiting with Jam Sanitchat of Thai Fresh to help her launch her new endeavor Thrice, a coffee and wine bar with live music adjacent to the Thai Fresh space.
Thai Food Deconstructed aims to be a fun and educational outing in which we will explore some of the most iconic ingredients and spices used in Thai cuisine. We seek to transport you to a market in Bangkok through touch, sight, smell and taste. First we will go on a mini tour of Thai Fresh’s market shelves to identify some of the most common ingredients, like lemongrass, tamarind, galangal, and makrood leaves.
We will taste them individually to get acquainted with their texture, feel, smell, and taste. Then we will sample iconic Bangkok street foods that Jam will prepare using the ingredients that we sampled, to understand how their flavors mingle together and create the tastes that we love. Rae Wilson, from Wine for the People, will chose a variety of wines available by the glass at Thrice to help us understand which wine styles are the best matches to these Thai ingredients and dishes, and why.
This will not be a cooking demonstration class, although I highly recommend you sign up to take one of Jam’s classes while you are there. She is an excellent instructor and her classes are tons of fun. What we seek to do is a little more specific, an exploration of the individual flavors and aromas that together create a complex and interesting cuisine that delivers a multi-layered flavor experience.
We are limiting this field trip to 15 people in order to give individualized attention. The cost is $25 per person and includes samples of three dishes and three wine pairings. To reserve your spot, please email firstname.lastname@example.org, or reserve your spot through PayPal now!