Vietnamese Cuisine Reimagined 01/17/2023

Open Kitchen Events presents “Vietnamese Cuisine Reimagined,” with vanguard Fish-Sauce Celebrity Chef Nikki Tran on January 17, 2023

Open Kitchen Events, curator of inventive dining experiences is pleased to bring pioneering, celebrity Chef Nikki Tran to Santa Fe.  As Chef Nikki shares her family memories of traditional Vietnamese flavors, diners will experience 8-courses of rediscovered and redesigned Vietnamese heirloom dishes, complimented by creative cocktail and wine pairings.

Chef Nikki recently wowed travelers from Open Kitchen’s Culinary Escapade to Vietnam at her “Kậu Ba Quán” restaurant in Saigon with both her inventive dishes – her own version of Vietnamese/Cajun crawfish boil – and her entertaining and spirited stories about starting out as an up-and-coming chef in both Vietnam and the United States.

Celebrity Chef Nikki Tran, a “fish-sauce American” has appeared on David Chang’s Ugly Delicious, Phil Rosenthals’ Somebody Feed Phil and most recently the acclaimed Street Food: Asia series.  Her maverick approach has earned her the reputation for taking traditional Vietnamese cuisine and incorporating international influences where she sees fit.  Chef Nikki reimagines Vietnamese cuisine, bringing back forgotten dishes, and introducing new ones her restaurants in Houston, Texas and Saigon, Vietnam.

This exclusive event will take place at the incredibly beautiful Opuntia located on the second floor, 1607 Alcaldesa Street, Suite 201, Santa Fe, NM 87501.
For more details, contact Hue-Chan Karels, Chef-Owner of Open Kitchen Events at