International travel is still a little iffy in early 2022, but Le Colonial is ready to transport you to Vietnam—no passport required.
The chic French-Vietnamese restaurant, located minutes away from Union Square, invites you to enjoy a five-course dinner with beer pairings provided by Asian Brother’s Brewery on Wednesday, Feb. 9, at 6:30 p.m.
Le Colonial’s Executive Chef Geoffrey Deetz has created a unique menu that serves Asian-inspired plates and bites, each paired exquisitely with a delicious beer from the Asian Brother’s Brewery. The dinner is $65 per person, with a total serving of five beers and nine delectable eats.
Chef Deetz is definitely not new to the Asian cuisine scene. He’s worked as a restaurateur for more than 30 years, and he moved to Vietnam in 2001. There, he spent nearly two decades opening more than a dozen restaurants alongside his wife, Quynh Nhu.
He’s been visited by well-known celebrity chef Gordon Ramsey as well as food writers Alan Richman and Dori Greenspan, and now, he wants to titillate you with tradition.
"People in Vietnam, as in other countries, enjoy drinking after work with friends and co-workers,” Deetz says. “They gather in the streets and in large halls to celebrate special occasions or just as a reason to drink beer and eat a selection of small plates. This is to 'Nhau,' which is to drink in a place where people come together no matter their social standings. It's representative of a true celebration of life for the Vietnamese.”
The Asian Brother’s Brewery Dinner invites you to experience the Vietnamese tradition Nhau and loudly count “mot, hai, ba, do”—which translates to “one, two, three, drink”—and take bites of brilliant food in between.
Enjoy Saigon 45 paired with chicken wings friend in fish sauce, grilled green lip mussels or portobello spring rolls. Sit Golden Dragon Golden Ale alongside fresh bites of anchovy fried rice and lemongrass beef skewers. Fall in love with Cambodian hone Ale over pandan rice cakes and a fresh fruit platter with rainbow chili salt—and that's just scratching the surface
You can find the menu online to see all the available options. Call (415) 931-3600 to place a reservation, and visit lecolonialsf.com to learn more.