Events At Monsoon Restaurants
On Tuesday, May 7, chefs Sophie and Eric Banh, along with bar manager, Jon Christiansen, welcome Oola Distillery to Monsoon East for a special dinner.
Kirby Kallas-Lewis, owner and distiller at Oola, will join guests at the dinner to talk sprits. The multi-course dinner will feature creative cocktails crafted by Christiansen using Oola’s spirits that will complement the Banh’s innovative take on modern Vietnamese food.
When: May 7th, 2013 6:30PM
What: Multi-course Meal with Cocktails
Where: Monsoon East
Cost: $70/person, + tax and gratuity
The evening will also include a sampling to further explore the flavors of Oola’s creations.
Oola Gin chilled with a sweet elixir
Oola Citrus Vodka, fresh pressed cucumber and heirloom tomato essence, with tito leaf and orange oil syrup
Grilled wild caught shrimp, turmeric, chili oil
Hue dumpling, Carlton Farms pork belly, smoked fish jerky
Grilled Washington asparagus, chao sauce
Daikon cake, dry cured pork belly, green onions
Oola Rosemary Vodka with fresh strawberry juice, reduced balsamic, muddled Thai basil
Painted Hills Natural Beef stew, lemongrass, fresh egg noodles
Maple Leaf Farms duck, “cho lon” herbal jus, Chinese red dates
Oola Waitsburg Bourbon Whiskey, neat
Oola Chili Pepper Vodka, white chocolate elixir with fresh grated longan
Monsoon’s famous banana cake, fresh jackfruit, savory coconut milk
Dinner begins at 6:30pm and cost is $70/person, plus tax and gratuity. Seating is limited and reservations are required. Please call Monsoon East at call 425.635.1112 to reserve a spot.
In the Northwest, cold weather means crab season, and Monsoon is celebrating the shellfish bounty with an expansion of their popular Crab Feast. Available every Sunday and Monday night guests can enjoy a whole two-pound Dungeness crab for $32. In addition to the classic Saigon salt and pepper crab, Eric and Sophie will now offer a Singapore-style Yellow Curry Crab and a Scallion & Ginger Crab. All of the crab preparations are sautéed in the wok with bright spices and served with mango and papaya salad.
As an added Sunday and Monday night bonus, guests can enjoy 30% off all full bottles of wine from Banh’s award-winning wine list. Reservations are highly recommended but not required.
Join us for Valentine’s Day this year at Monsoon Seattle or Monsoon East in Bellevue. A special menu has been created by Sophie and Eric and an optional wine pairing is available. Reserve now!
$60 Per Person + Tax & Gratuity
6:15 – 8:30PM $70 Per Person + Tax & Gratuity
Optional wine pairing for $25
Monsoon Seattle or Monsoon Bellevue
first course choose one
virginica & shigoku oysters, sài gòn mignonette,
passion fruit granita
roasted eggplant, lotus stem, long bean,
lobster bisque congee, hon shimeji mushroom, truffle oil
grilled wagyu coulette steak, song be black pepper, fresh vạn lợi bánh hỏi
watercress salad, blood orange, jicama,
third course choose one
pan roasted washington coast true cod, banana blossom, shiitake, sài gòn tomato sauce
seared pacific scallop, tumeric, brussels sprout,
braised painted hill farms short rib, star anise, baby carrot, bánh bột lọc
grilled anderson farm lamb chop, honey, tamarind, pickled radish, chinese mustard greens
dessert choose one
double happiness dumplings, red bean, mung bean, ginger honey soup
chocolate decadence, champagne gelée,
monsoon’s famous banana cake,
savory coconut sauce
Eric & Sophie have put together a delightful and delicious menu to ring in the New Year on Monday, December 31 at our Capitol Hill location. Guests of Monsoon can also look forward to pursuing Eric Banh’s award-winning wine list for that perfect bottle to complement their dinner. Wine pairing available on request.
When: December 31st, 2012
Where: Monsoon Seattle
Cost: $48 per person + tax and gratuity
Cost: $60 per person between 6:30PM and 8PM
Bonus: Wine Pairing for $25
Choose one item from each section.
shoguku & virginica oysters, pomegranate granita, sài gòn vinaigrette
grilled eggplant, braised leeks, northwest tofu paper, soy vinaigrette
lobster congee, truffle oil, green onion
grilled snake river farms flank steak, banana blossom, star fruit, sài gòn shrimp sauce, vạn lợi fresh bánh hỏi
grapefruit & jicama salad, watercress, candied cashew
seared diver scallop, turmeric, dill, butternut squash, pickled radish
washington coast true cod, lemongrass, tamarind broth, rau muống, vạn lợi fresh vermicelli
painted hills farm beef short-rib stew, star anise, carrot, local puff tofu, egg noodles
grimaud farm duck leg confit, sài gòn yellow curry, coconut milk, asian eggplant, taro
panna cotta, vanilla beans, ginger syrup, candied kumquat
bittersweet chocolate cake, passionfruit cream
our famous banana cake, savory coconut sauce
Monday evening we welcomed 30 friends of Monsoon along with our co-host Orlin Sorenson of Woodinville Whiskey and members of Click Distributing for a special evening of whiskey sipping and paired food prepared by Eric and Sophie Banh. The food exceeded expectations with favorite pairings including the Duck Leg Confit with daikon cake and the Angels’s Share cocktail with Woodinville Whiskey White Dog, orchard pear liqueur and rhubarb bitters barrel aged in house and Cassava Cake with roasted Bosc pear paired with the caramel forward monsoon aged White Dog.
Orlin was a superb host, walking the group through the details of whiskey production with top-notch local ingredients as he tasted the fortunate imbibers on his breathtaking Rye, Bourbon and Harvest Release whiskeys. Our thanks go out to him and Click Distributing for helping with a wonderful event. Plans for future events are underway and we would love to see you there. You can sign up for the Monsoon Mailing List here.
Chefs Sophie and Eric Banh, along with bar manager, Jon Christiansen, welcome Orlin Sorensen of Woodinville Whiskey Co. to Monsoon East on November 5.
Sorensen, co-founder and distiller at Woodinville Whiskey, will join guests at the dinner to talk whiskey and distilling. The multi-course dinner features creative cocktails made using Woodinville Whiskey that perfectly complement the Banh’s innovative take on modern Vietnamese food.
Christiansen will serve The Green Monster made with Woodinville’s White Dog Whiskey, Green Chartreuse, Lime, and Thai Basil and Angels Share made with barrel aged White Dog Whiskey, Orchard Pear Liqueur, Dolin Blanc, and Rhubarb Bitters. A sampling of Woodinville’s handcrafted bourbon and rye whiskey will also be served.
WHERE: Monsoon East
WHEN: November 5th, 2012 at 6PM
PRICE: $80 per person + tax & gratuity
RESERVE: Call 425.635.1112
Painted Hills Beef Stew with carrots and egg noodles
Vietnamese Chicken Wings with roasted chili and fish sauce
Roasted Carlton Farms Pork Belly with chao sauce
Duck Leg Confit with five-spice and daikon cake
Cassava Cake with roasted Bosc pear
Woodinville Whiskey Co.
Located in the heart of Woodinville Wine Country, Woodinville Whiskey Co. is Washington State’s largest craft distillery. Founded by two friends who are bringing some authenticity back to the term “handcrafted,” they have been mentored by David Pickerell, former Master Distiller for Maker’s Mark® Bourbon. Woodinville Whiskey Co. distillers produce every batch in their Woodinville distillery from Washington grown grain – with strict attention to quality and detail during every step of the production process. Tastings and distillery tours are available Wednesday through Friday. To learn more, visit www.woodinvillewhiskeyco.com.
Our good friend Andrea Nguyen visited Monsoon East a few years back to talk about all things dumplings and the sold out luncheon we hosted for her was a huge success. Well, she’s back in Seattle next month to talk about her latest book: Asian Tofu and the Banh family is once again hosting a multi-course lunch event to celebrate the occasion. This time around the event will be held at Monsoon Capitol Hill in Seattle.
When: Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2012
Where: Monsoon Seattle
Cost: $35 per person with wine pairing. Cookbooks will be available for purchase and signing
Tickets: Brown Paper Tickets
A multi-course family style lunch:
Bì Cuốn Chay (tofu “pork” fresh roll, mint, fresh bun)
Crispy Tàu Hũ Ky, Shrimp Mousse
Goat Skewers, Lemongrass, Chao Sauce
Angiolina Farm Cucumber Salad, Tofu, Vegetarian Nước Chấm
Wokked Pressed Tofu, Roasted Duck, Rapini
Roasted Carlton Farm Pork Belly, Chao Sauce
Vegetarian Lemongrass Tofu, Roasted Chili
Wokked Rau Muống, Garlic, Chao Sauce
Housemade Fresh Warm Tofu, Ginger Syrup
Hope to see you at Monsoon Seattle! To learn more about Andrea, visit her website at vietworldkitchen.com
Throughout the month of March, Sunday thru Thursday we are offering a Dine Around Seattle menu at both Monsoon locations. Join us for 3 Courses at $30 a person. This year we also feature a lunch menu with 3 courses for $15. Check out the menus:
Dinner (3 Courses for $30)
first course (choose one)
lotus stem salad, grilled prawns, rau ram, caramelized shallots
crispy vegetarian rolls taro root, tofu, carrots, woodear mushrooms
barbecued carlton farm pork spare ribs w/ginger, hoisin and five spice
bo la lot la lot leaves wrapped around carlton farm flank steak, grilled
wagyu beef carpaccio w/ fresh lime, ran ram, roasted peanut
grilled monterey squid stuffed with duck, basil, jicama
second course (choose one)
caramelized idaho catfish claypot, fresh coconut juice, green onion
sauteed white prawns, lemongrass, spicy yellow curry, roasted peanuts
wokked monterey squid, pickled mustard greens, jalapeno peppers,
crispy draper valley farms drunken chicken, sesame seeds, yu choy
wokked grass fed flat iron steak, fresh ginger, green onions
second course vegetarian (choose two)
bok choy, wood ear mushrooms, garlic
wokked peavines, garlic, caramelized shallots
green beans, roasted chili, fermented soy beans, hon shimeji mushrooms
asian eggplant, green onions, spicy coconut sauce
crispy organic tofu, lemongrass, sweet onions, shiitake mushrooms
wokked soft noodles, oyster mushrooms, duck egg, green onions
third course dessert (choose one)
banana cake with savory coconut sauce
jackfruit or lychee ice cream
coconut creme caramel
chocolate ganache, peanut sauce, toasted coconuts, caramel
Lunch (3 Courses for $15)
first course (choose one)
spicy papaya salad with rau ram, tofu, caramelized shallots
crispy imperial rolls with natural pork, shrimp, glass noodles and nuoc cham
second course (choose one)
vermicelli with wokked painted hills farm flat iron steak, lemongrass, sweet onions, coconut milk
vermicelli bowl with grilled local chicken and crispy imperial roll
vermicelli bowl with grilled shrimp and crispy vegetarian roll
hon shimeji and shiitake mushrooms oxtail broth pho
oxtail pho with wagyu beef (brisket and wagyu eye of round)
crispy local drunken chicken, mad hatcher egg, yu choy, broken rice
crispy tofu with red peppers, shiitakes, green beans, cilantro, fried mad hatcher egg , broken rice
banana cake with savory coconut sauce
Spend Valentine’s Day with Us
3 Seatings at Both Locations:
$95 per couple 4:30pm-5:45pm
$110 per couple 6pm-7:45pm
$95 per couple 8pm-9:15pm
Prices do not include tax or gratuity.
Call Now For Reservations:
1st Course, Choice of 4 Appetizers
Kusshi & Shigoku Oysters, Passion Fruit Granite & Saigon Mignonette
Roasted Asian Eggplant, Pickled Radish, Caramelized Shallot, Tofu Paper, Soy Coconut Water
Lobster Bisque Congee, Hedgehog Mushroom, Truffle Oil
Grilled Snake River Farm Beef, Mangalitsa Pork Butter, Lemongrass, Star Fruit, Fresh Banh Hoi (Steamed Rice Vermicelli)
2nd course, Salad
Asian Pear & Grapefruit Salad, Green Papaya, Roasted Candied Almond
3rd course, choice of 4 entrees
Seared Pacific Scallop, Tumeric, Roasted Leek, Butternut Squash
Pan Roasted Washington Coast True Cod,Lemongrass, Rau Muong, Tomato Water, Tamarind Nuoc Cham
Caramelized Manchester Farm Quail, Stuffed Forbidden Rice, Ginko Nut, Chinese Red Dates, Braised Mustard
Painted Hill Farm Short Rib, Star Anise, Harmony, Baby Carrot
4th course, choice of 3 desserts
Dark Chocolate Marquise, Morello Cherry Sorbet
Coconut Panne Cotta, Ginger Caramelized Sugar, Blood Orange
Double Happiness Dumplings, Red & Mung Beans, Candied Kumquat
In honor of being chosen as one of former Seattle Met food editor Jessica Voelker’s favorite meals of the year, our Saigon Pepper Crab will be available every single day during the month of January at both Monsoon locations. A whole 2 pound Dungeness Crab with papaya salad for $30. Every day of the week!
Promotion starts Sunday January 8th.