unique menus for your private event

Let us Help You Create Future Memories.

Every menu we design opens pathways of culinary creativity and beautiful presentation. Envision an event designed to connect with your family, friends, and colleagues. Imagine a curated experience of locally-sourced, seasonal ingredients crafted by Chef Hue-Chan. Celebrate in our beautiful and private space or yours.

Let us inspire you.

unique menus for your private event

Dine & Celebrate

Behind every gathering is a beautiful story of human connections. Open Kitchen’s passion is to bring joy to these experiences with our curated events that are uniquely designed for you and your occasion, from a gathering of friends or team members to holiday celebrations to special milestone events. Our menus are creative, original, and imagined with you at its heart.  Our foods are handcrafted with fresh ingredients and are beautiful inside-out.  Our service is professional, personable, and gracious. Let us know how we can help create future memories for your upcoming events.

Our Menu Ideas

Chef Curated Menus

Our menus are creative, original, and imagined with you at its heart.

Experiential Dining Menus

Bring your dining experience to life with unique and memorable interactive, special themed menus

Below are sample menus ideas for your event. Please also contact us to share your vision and ideas for the exciting events and we can customize your party for you!

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Open Kitchen Events

Contemporary Southwest

blue corn blinis with grilled peach and goat cheese

Creamy Roasted Green Chile Bisque

Duck Confit Tamales with Red Chile Sauce

Ancho-Citrus Braised Beef Short Ribs, White Cheddar Polenta, and Calabacitas

Apple Tarte with Prickly Pear Sauce

Open Kitchen Events

Global Tapas Cocktail Party

Mini Crab Cakes, Smoked Paprika Remoulade

Sesame-Oyster Sauce Chicken Skewers, Asian Chimichurri

Steamed Bao Buns, Korean BBQ Pulled Pork, Gochujang Korean Aïoli

Seared Beef Tenderloin Crostini with Chive Horseradish Crema

Rice Paper Rolls, Miso Portobella, Fresh Herbs, Peanut Sauce

Open Kitchen Events

Georgia O’Keeffe Inspiration – From Garden to Desert and Sky Above

Ember Roasted Beets, Beet Green Crisps, Pickled Beet Stems, Whipped Ricotta, Lemon Vinaigrette 

Crisp Cider-Braised Pork Belly, Orchard Apple Mostarda, Apple Cider Reduction 

Grilled Coffee Crusted Ribeye, Blue Corn Tamales, Grilled Corn, Nopal with Tarragon Vinaigrette 

Floating Island Custard – Meringue Clouds in a Pool of Creamy Custard Sauce and Late Summer Berries 

Open Kitchen Events

Vietnamese-French Indochine

“Súp Măng Tây Cua” ~ White Asparagus Crab Soup  

“Bò Lúc Lắc” ~ Shaking Beef

“Vịt Nấu Cam” ~ Vietnamese’s version of “Carnard à l’Orange” 

“Bánh Flan Cà Phê” ~ Vietnamese Coffee Flan

Open Kitchen Events

Pacific Rim meets Southwest

Steamed Bao Buns with Kalua Pork Belly, Ginger and Pineapple Chutney, Pickled Nopales

Tahitian Poisson Cru with Coconut Milk, Lime Juice, Dragon Fruit, Serrano, Avocado-Mint Mousse

Filipino Beef Short Ribs Adobo, Red Chile Posole, Garlic Bok Choy (gluten free, dairy free)

Caramelized Mango with Mexican Chocolate Mousse topped with Pepitas

Experimental Dining Menus

Open Kitchen Events

Spanish Feast Cooking and Sangria Mixology Interactive Party

There are dozens of variations of this amazing cocktail, from traditional to sparkling strawberry sangria to pink rosé sangria.  For this mixology interactive party, we will show you the best flavor combinations!  We will start with a classic sangria recipe to make a perfect wine cocktail, then one with white wine and finally, a favorite in Barcelona, cava sangria. Cava is the local sparkling wine from this region of Spain and is, therefore, an obvious addition to a delicious cocktail.

Tapas

Chicken and Chorizo Skewers with Basil Puree

Serrano Ham with Olives and Oranges on Grilled Bread

Ensalada

Arugula with Grilled Goat Cheese Salad

Paella 

Paella Mixta

(Seafood, Chicken, Chorizo, and Vegetables)

Vegetable Paella 

(Seasonal Vegetables)

Sweet Finish

Manchego Cheesecake with Berries

Open Kitchen Events

Southwest Cooking and Tequila Mixology Interactive Party

Appetizers

New Mexican Blue Corn Blinis with Assortment of Toppings

Smoked Salmon and Chive Cream – Silver Traditional Margarita

Bacon and Onion Jam – Anejo Old Fashion

First

Green Chile Pork Stew – Cucumber Jalapeno Margarita

Main

Tamales (gf) with Assortment of Fillings of Chicken, Pork, Calabacitas 

New Mexican Green Chile and Red Sauce

Spiced Atole

Sweet Finish

Mexican Chocolate Tart – Chocolate Delight

Open Kitchen Events

Vietnamese Hot Pot “Lẩu”

Broths

Chicken and Vegetable Broths with Classical Vietnamese Flavors 

(tamarind, lemongrass, ginger, coconut milk, pineapple) 

Ingredients

Sliced Beef, Chicken, Shrimp, Squid, Seasonal Firm Fish, Vegetables, Tofu, 

Noodles

Vietnamese Rice Vermicelli, Udon-Style, Egg, and Glass Noodles

Dipping Sauces

Soy-Ginger-Sesame

Traditional Vietnamese Dipping Sauce

Chili Paste

Sweet Finish

Fruit Fondue with Dark Chocolate, White Chocolate, and Caramel Sauces

Chat with our Chef and Owner Hue Chan Karels to learn more about designing your own event or private party!

Phone number: 202-285-9840
Email: huechan@openkitchenevents.com