The Pop-Up Pupus series is taking off! This year we’ve already curated two events.
SNC + Pig
On January 3, we showcased The Pig & the Lady for our first event this year. Chef Andrew Le, recently nominated as “Best Chef: West” by the James Beard Foundation, concocted standout dishes for a dinner menu inspired by the a capella vocals of Straight No Chaser.
Chef Le featured “The Works,” a crostini of uni butter, bone marrow, yuzu kosho salsa verde and french chives, as well as Mama Le’s “Bun Bo Hue,” a traditional soup from Central Vietnam with a spiced lemongrass beef broth and braised veal shank.
Bibb + Town + Kaimuki Superette
The chefs were inspired by Bibb’s current residence in Helsinki, Finland and created a menu based on Finnish cuisine.
Chef Kenney, also recently nominated as “Best Chef: West” by the James Beard Foundation, and his restaurant crew live by the motto
“Local first, organic whenever possible, with Aloha always.”
Naturally, each offering included as many locally grown products as possible.
Sweetbreads stands behind food with integrity and intention, and our crew was proud to curate the pop-up. Our resident chef, JJ Leng, contributed a sweet dish inspired by Finnish jam tarts known as joulutorttu.
The next Pop-Up Pupus event is coming up on April 12! Stay tuned.