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A Dinner at Moon Rabbit: The Gulf Coast Meets the Mekong Delta

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A Dinner at Moon Rabbit: The Gulf Coast Meets the Mekong Delta

In-Person Program with Four-Course Dinner

Evening Program

Tuesday, July 11, 2023 - 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. ET
Code: 1L0520
Location:
Any Day Now
2 I Street SE, Washington, DC
Metro: Navy Yard-Ballpark
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$120
Member
$150
Non-Member

Please Note: This program has an updated location.

The nationally celebrated Moon Rabbit restaurant at The Wharf in Washington, D.C., features modern Vietnamese cuisine that evokes memory, honors history, references globally inspired techniques, and spotlights reinterpreted takes on regional Vietnamese dishes. Chef Kevin Tien, named one of Food & Wine magazine’s 10 Best New Chefs, oversees a menu that’s a love letter to his heritage as a first-generation Asian-American and showcases dishes that tell his life story.

Tien’s menu, specially designed for Smithsonian Associates’ guests, reflects his upbringing in Southern Louisiana by pairing Vietnamese traditions with Cajun flavors, resulting in what he calls Viet-Cajun cuisine. Heavily seafood inspired, the dinner pays homage to the Louisiana Gulf coast and Mekong Delta, both significant sources of food, culture, and ways of life. Tien is on hand to discuss the dishes and their personal connections.

The ticket price includes a four-course dinner; drinks are not included but can be ordered separately.

Updated Location Information (further updated as of midday July 5)

  • Any Day Now is located at 2 I Street SE, which is at the corner of I Street SE and S. Capitol Street SW.
  • Parking in the area is extremely limited, although you might find street parking on or near I Street, West of S. Capitol Street.
  • There is also a parking lot connected to the Whole Foods, which is located at 101 H Street SE (between New Jersey Ave. SE and 2nd Street SE) about four blocks from the restaurant.
  • The closest Metro station is Navy Yard-Ballpark (Green line).

General Information