Circles Celebrates Thai New Year With Eight-Course Collaborative Feast

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Happy New Year

After four weeks of collaborations with five top local chefs that resulted in more than 24 amazing dishes, Circles Thai chef-owner Alex Boonphaya is pulling together an eight-course feast this weekend at his NoLibs location that serves as a sort of best-in-show from his recent guest chef series to celebrate the astrological passage known as Songkran, or Thai New Year. The dinner runs $50 per head, and includes dishes created by former Stateside chef George Sabatino, Corner/Corner Foodery chef John Chainsaw Taus, SoWes Jennifer Choplin, Times Sean Magee, and Detteras Jeffrey Power.

The dinner will be served for just three nights only, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Its BYO, of course, and in addition to the guest chef-inspired dishes, Boonphaya will also offer an eight-course vegetarian dinner. Reservations are highly recommended. Check out the full menu below.

First
Jeffrey Powers Oyster with Kaffir Lime Granita

Second
George Sabatinos Marinated Green Papaya with House Beef Jerky, Peanuts and Basil Chiffinod

Third
John Taus Thai Scrapple, Congee, Ginger, Scallion and Egg Yolk

Fourth
Jennifer Choplins Thai Barbeque Quail, Crispy Noodles, Chive oil and Frisee

Fifth
Sean Magees Foie Gras Torchon, Thai tea, Crushed Candied Peanuts and Mango

Sixth
Alex Boonphayas Rosewater Scented Cold Jasmine Rice Soup with Fried Shrimp Paste, Stuffed Peppers Wrapped in an Egg Nest, Thai Shallots stuffed with Fish and Spices, Shredded Beef, and Julienned Pickled Chinese Turnips Stir Fried with Eggs

Seventh
Alex Boonphayas Warm Thai Egg Custard topped with Lemongrass and Lime Leaf infused Crème Fraiche and Sea Urchin

Finale
Alex Boonphayas Banana Smore Spring Roll

Earlier: Former Stateside Chef George Sabatino Turning Up at Circles Thai?