Last night Dosa on Fillmore hosted a special guest, Chef Anu Mapchan, to showcase her Bhutanese Tasting Menu as part of the Refugee Food Festival. A portion of the night's proceeds will go to La Cocina, a bilingual culinary training program for marginalized peoples.
Served family style, each of the 11 courses was a delight for the eye and palate. Not a clunker among them. As I partake of more guest chef events, I've learned that its unusual for a dinner to be executed by the guest chef and served by the host venue as seamlessly as this one was. Chef Anu's cuisine was uniquely complex, beautifully balanced with zippy acidity and full-blown spicy heat, and delicious through and through.
Chef Anu came to this country ten years ago and currently lives in the East Bay. She is not cooking professionally currently. It is her dream to make her living as a chef. This event showcased her prodigious talent and I hope that opportunity knocks on her door soon.