A Brunch Adventure Through Asia @ Garden Court Cafe


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Time Sun Nov 13
12 PM - 2 PM

Location Garden Court Cafe
725 Park Avenue
New York, Ny 10021

Price $36

A Brunch Adventure Through Asia

A culinary journey through Asia by ways of an exclusive brunch put together by Tibet-born Chef de Cuisine, Tsering Nyima. Asia Society's Garden Court Cafe is offering a very rare dining experience bringing together foodies, casual diners, locals, and tourists to indulge in an exclusive Asian brunch crossing national borders for a culinary experience like no other.

Cuisine: Chinese

Meal: Brunch
Includes: Coffee, Tea, Water
For Purchase: Specialty Cocktails, Wine


Brunch Items
Thousand Year old Egg & Salted Pork Congee
The preservation process includes a mixture of methods using a mixture of clay, ash, salt and rice hulls for an extended period of time. Dish to be served over a slow cooked rice porridge (Congee).
Rava Umpa
a common South Indian, Maharashtrian and Sri Lankan Tamil breakfast dish, cooked as a thick porridge from dry roasted semolina.
a hearty, nutty-tasting flour made from roasted barley. It is the most uniquely Tibetan of all foods.
also known as Chinese fried dough or Chinese crullers, is a breakfast favorite in China. The Cantonese dialect has an even better name: yàuhjagwái (油炸鬼), which literally translates to “oil-fried-devil
a Japanese food made from white rice formed into various shapes and often wrapped in nori (seaweed), filled with edamame, carrot & dipped in soy sauce
Chinese Poached Chicken w/ Steamed Yu Choy
chicken poached in a sake, soy, ginger & scallion broth with yu choy, a bulbous stem vegetable.
Butter Tea (served with Tsampa)
also known as po cha in Tibetan, is a drink of the people in the Himalayan regions. It is made from tea leaves, yak butter, water, and salt.
Beijing Bellini
prosecco topped with lychee liquor, also designated as the signature cocktail of the 2008 Beijing Olympics
Kobrick Coffee & Tea

Located at the Asia Society, Garden Court Café features flavorful dishes that reflect elements of the diverse cultures of Asia, such as Satoimo Iridashi, Miso Ramen, Palak Paneer, and Soy & Plum-Glazed Salmon. Filled with light, flowering vines, trees and art, this modern, glass-enclosed café is an ideal spot to enjoy an Asian-inspired meal.

Website: http://asiasociety.org/new-york/garden-court-caf%C

Location: 725 Park Avenue New York, Ny 10021

Garden Court Cafe photo

About Tsering Nyima

Tsering Nyima photo

Tsering Nyima is the Chef de Cuisine at the Garden Court Café at Asia Society. Chef Nyima came to Great Performances with culinary experience grounded in cuisines ranging from French, Indian, New American, German, Austrian, Chinese, and Japanese. His journey began in eastern Tibet, where he was born, then left at age 14 for a life of exile in India. It was there, at a Buddhist monastery, that Chef Nyima learned how to cook. He spent eight years practicing his craft while drawing inspiration from Indian ingredients and techniques. After moving to New York City and studying at the New York Hotel Management School, Chef Nyima mastered his cooking skills and knowledge under the guidance of chefs including: Laurent Tourondel (Brasserie Ruhlmann), Gary Robins (Moko), Kurt Gutenbrunner (Wallse, Blaue Gans), and Tadeo Mikami (Hatsuhana). In 2010, he joined Great Performances as BAM cafe’s head chef at the Brooklyn Academy of Music. And now heads the kitchen at Asia Society’s Garden Court Café.