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The Cookout

May 19, 2010

The cookout is a collaboration between Johnny of TLH and Wine + Market. Johnny plans and cooks the weekly menu and Wine + Market provides the event’s convivial atmosphere. Barbecue is the running theme, each Friday’s locale inspires the menu. Somehow we’ve managed to not photograph the first 3 events: South Carolina, Western Kentucky, and Puerto Rico. So lets kick off this weekly column with last Friday’s menu: Vietnam.

The main course was a spin-off of a tradtional Viet table salad. It consisted of napa cabbage, bean sprouts, cucumber, carrots, rice vermicelli, fresh mint, basil, and cilantro tossed in a nuoc cham dressing and then topped with smoked pulled chicken and chopped roasted peanuts.

We smoked some semi-local amish (farmer, not bird) chickens with applewood for about 3 hours at 215°F

An introduction for Wine + Market is in order. One side wine store, specializing in bio-dynamic wines, artfully selected home accessories, and antique barware. One side market, carrying select dry goods, a wide variety of imported cheese and cured meats, fresh local baked goods, and a selection of fresh produce. Ten sandwiches, soup of the day, and salad specials round out the modest yet extremely satisfying deli menu. A communal table provides ample seating and a social environment.

There was homemade Vietnamese coffee ice cream for dessert.

Check back next week for Mexico!

3 Comments leave one →
  1. May 20, 2010 8:47 pm

    beautiful. delicious. i wish i could’ve been there. and like every other friday for the rest of the summer.


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