LA's RAMEN HOOD with Top Chef winner Ilan Hall and Chef Rahul Khopkar
Say hello to Chefs Ilan Hall and Rahul Khopkar, the very talented NYC/LA chefs behind the very awesome Ramen Hood One of the hottest new restaurant projects in LA, pumping out one-hundred-percent vegan ramen in LA’s Grand Central Market. It was while fooling around with sunflower seeds that this hit project (which just completed an 8-month pop-up at SoHo’s very-hip Chefs Club) was conceived. How, you ask? We just happen to know: Rahul credits his stint at Noma for his philosophy on developing the umami-rich animal-free formula. “Being at Noma forced me to look at things differently. They limit themselves to what is readily available around the restaurant; and in a similar way, we limit ourselves by only cooking vegan food.” For Ilan, Season 2’s Top Chef winner, it was at The Gorbals in LA, where he mashed up his Scottish and Jewish heritage with dishes like bacon-wrapped matzo balls, that he dreamt up the creamy vegan broth, an offshoot of the sunflower seed risotto he used on the menu. Combine these signature talents, well prepared and wholly welcome and we can’t wait for LA’s beloved noodle shop to take over frame for three days in January to dive into warm bowls of Ramen Hood’s Signature Sunflower Seed Broth, made from pressure cooking shiitake mushrooms, kombu seaweed, roasted sunflower seeds, and white miso…complete with a vegan egg…so spot-on, the yolk runs perfectly into the broth. Add an all vegan bar takeover by Robyn Cleveland of Norden Aquavit to sip while you slurp… Nigori sake, Genmaicha Mint Gimlets, Vegan Jello Shots and Nordeen Aquavit Classic Almond Milk Punch. We can definitely get on board with this.
Friday, January 24th Saturday, January 25th Sunday, January 26th Limited seatings every hour. $30 per person (sold only in pairs) plus tax and service fee Included: Signature Vegan Ramen (choose regular or spicy) and shared seasonal vegan family-style sides from Ramen Hood’s menu. Plus time with Ramenhood’s chef partners and creators Ilan Hall and Rahul Khopkar in frame’s open kitchen. Additional: Vegan Cocktails by Robyn Cleveland of Norden Aquavit Nigori Spritz Norden Aquavit, Nigori sake, Sudachi Citrus Cordial, Grapefruit and Peychaud’s Bitters, Soda Genmaicha Mint Gimlet Norden Aquavit, Fresh lime, Palm Sugar, Genmaicha tea powder(green tea with roasted rice), Fresh Mint Clarified Almond Milk Punch Norden Aquavit, Jasmine Tea, Almond Milk, Yuzu Juice, Lemongrass and Cardamom Vegan Jello Shots Green Apple, Strawberry, Pineapple. Norden Aquavit, Fruit puree, Rice Milk, Cane Sugar, Agar-Agar, ++ wine, beer and mocktails by frame’s resident wine director and sommelier, Bryan Lamorena,
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