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Grande Paradise Oceanfront Pop-Up Dinner hosted by Carolina Designs and Chef Pok Choiechom
March 25, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pmFree
Join us at Carolina Designs’ gorgeous oceanfront Grande Paradise vacation home on Saturday evening for an exquisite multi-course sit down plated dinner by Chef Pok Choiechom of Pok’s Art Asia Fusion Restaurant. For more information about Chef Pok, please read below.
The Grande Paradise is a magnificent 16 bedroom oceanfront home in the heart of Kill Devil Hills, on the oceanfront at milepost 9.5. Boasting full views of the Atlantic Ocean, it is fully setup to accommodate dinner for 40 and is managed by our gracious hosts, Carolina Designs Realty. Seating will be family style and unassigned, so this is a great way to interact with other guests and make new friends while enjoying a fabulous meal in this stunning oceanfront Outer Banks beach home.
5-Courses, plated and served with paired wines
Local Oyster Ceviche with Yuzu Vinaigrette, fresh herbs and fried Shallots
Pairing: LaMarca Prosecco
Local Fried Shrimp with Sapporo tempura batter and Soy-Ginger teriyaki
Pairing: Ecco Domani Pinot Grigio
Black pepper 5-spiced Seared Yellowfin Tuna with pickled Daikon, carrots, cucumber and spicy Chinese mustard Remoulade
Pairing: Ty Ku Sake
Crispy Pork Belly and Kimchee fried Rice with soft Poached Egg
Pairing: Alamos Malbec
Tiramisu with green tea Mascarpone
Pairing: Warre’s King Tawny Port
About Chef Phongrit “Pok” Choiechom:
Formerly the Executive Chef at the Outer Banks Brewing Station, Chef “Pok”, as he’s known to everyone on the beach, has been an icon in the OBX restaurant scene since coming to the beach as a child from Bangkok, Thailand to work in his uncle’s famous KDH restaurant, the Thai Room. In his early 20’s, Pok earned an opportunity to go to New York City and learn under world acclaimed Chef Daniel Boulud at the famous Le Cirque Restaurant. He spent 3 years refining his talents under Chef Boulud’s staff and was honored to chef at a James Beard house event as well as other high profile affairs in New York. Upon returning to the Outer Banks, Pok was helpful in opening such acclaimed restaurants as Millie’s with Chef and friend Joel McClennan.
Pok landed at the fine dining, Carolina Blue in Southern Shores. Apprenticing under acclaimed Chef Chip Smith, Pok rose to the level of sous chef and learned the continental fusion influences that still inform his cooking today. In 2004, Pok came to be the sous chef at the Outer Banks Brewing Station, and took over the Executive Chef duties in 2007. The restaurant’s menu gained great favor and loyal patronage with Pok’s leadership and innovative cuisine refinement. In 2013, Pok spent several months as Sous Chef at the highly acclaimed Trump International Hotel on Waikiki Beach Hawaii. He returned to the Outer Banks with new skills, knowledge, and a renewed vigor for exploring culinary diversities.
In the Summer of 2014, Pok ventured out on his own to open Pok’s Art Asia Fusion as Chef and co-owner along with his brother Art Maliyam, another who has been in the restaurant scene here on the Outer Banks for many years. Collaboratively they are breaking new ground and creating innovative dishes steeped in the emerging ideas of bringing cultures together by way of food and a passion for travel and discovery of new cuisines.
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