Hey, Detroit Friends! Are you a Detroit Foodie? I mean who doesn’t love Detroit food, right? We have some of the best chefs and food eateries in the United States! I always love trying new food spots in Detroit and the metro area. Some of you already know I’ve been living here for two years now so I am still exploring the Detroit food scene. Each time I discover a new restaurant or Detroit-based dish, I am always amazed at the deliciousness of the foods I try!
Recently, I had the pleasure of connecting with Chef Pamela Crites of The Kitchen Gnome, and I wanted to share with you Pamela’s exciting, first pop up dinner event! The Southeast Asian Pop Up Dinner will be on Saturday, July 29, 2017. You can purchase tickets to the dinner now. Details about the Southeast Asian Pop Up Dinner is down below so keep reading!
Also, stay tuned for a future interview post with Chef Pam! I can’t wait to get in the kitchen with Pam and learn all about her amazing culinary gift and her career as a personal chef!
Special thanks to Chef Pamela Crites for sharing her dinner event with Good Life Detroit!
Southeast Asian Pop Up Dinner – Saturday, July 29, 2017
Chef Pamela Crites of The Kitchen Gnome and Sommelier Joey Lopaka present their first pop up dinner and alcohol pairing event on Saturday, July 29, 2017.
Southeast Asian Pop Up Dinner will feature a five-course dinner for $50. Guests can add alcoholic beverages to their meal for an additional $15. Make sure you add your drinks to your ticket order because alcohol sales will not be available the day of the event.
Vegan or gluten-free menus are also available by request.
Southeast Asian Pop Up Dinner Menu
Meat & Pickle Board
Grilled Bread, Mustard
Fried Cornish Hen
Nuoc Cham, Papaya Slaw
Onion, Mint, Bird Eye Chili, Fish Sauce
Pork, Quail Egg, Peanut, Egg Noodle, Coconut
Banana Ice Cream, Condensed Milk
About Chef Pamela Crites, The Kitchen Gnome
Pamela Crites is a health and wellness-oriented personal chef. She offers a creative and healthy perspective to a variety of cuisines and products. She believes that eating food is a basic, hedonistic pleasure that demands good, simple ingredients to nourish both body and soul. Sometimes the simplest foods are the most delicious.
Pam is originally from Livonia, MI where she got her start in the hospitality industry over 10 years ago. After attending Schoolcraft College for culinary arts she moved out west. Pam worked in Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks for two years then relocated to Vail, Colorado. There she worked at one of Colorado’s most popular restaurants, Mountain Standard.
After Pam’s time at Mountain Standard, she was a personal chef for three years for professional athletes and high-end clients. She also managed a catering business, two restaurants, and a food truck. During the off seasons for the resort, she and her husband traveled around the world, visiting 15 countries throughout Europe and Asia.
Pam recently moved back to Detroit to be a part of the changing and growing city. She is currently pursuing a certification in health coaching from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition in New York City as part of a bachelors degree in health arts and sciences from Goddard College in Vermont.
For more information about Pamela, visit her official website by clicking here.
About Sommelier Joey Lopaka
Growing up in Hawaii, Joey spent much of his childhood in the hospitality world, most frequently as a guest in one of his grandfather’s hotels. He was often allowed sips of wine at the dinner table, his family unaware that a gesture probably meant to calm and quiet him could be a catalyst for a career.
Joey has been a sommelier for over 15 years, working in New York, Seattle, Park City, Aspen, Vail, and now Detroit. He holds the Advanced level certification with the Court of Master Sommeliers and plans to take the Master Sommelier exam in 2018.
Order your tickets now for the Southeast Asian Pop Up Dinner!
Click here to order your tickets.
“Get 3 friends to buy tickets, your dinner is on us! Not including alcohol.”
If you and your group are buying separately and want to sit together, please contact Pamela Crites before the event date. Otherwise, tables cannot be moved the day of the event.
Chef Pamela Crites’ Contact Information
Phone: (734) 765-8584
Facebook: The Kitchen Gnome
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