“GourMonday gets its namesake from a play on words for the French word ‘gourmand’, or food enthusiast,” explains Elizabeth An. “These one-of-a -kind dining experiences will vary from the extravagant to the eclectic, but all will have one thing constant: an adventure with every meal.” An intimate group of connoisseurs up for a multi-course, one-of-a-kind food and wine adventure. The unique dining series, first launched in fall 2014 at AnQi at South Coast Plaza, takes place at the Chef’s Table one Monday a month. The pre-sold dinners are limited to 18 guests.
The unique culinary themes for the next 12 months have been released by Bosilika An, House of An’s director of operations who worked closely with her grandmother, master chef Helene An, House of An executive chef consultant Tony Nguyen and AnQi’s chef partner Ron Lee in developing the epicurean dinners for the upcoming year. Prices range from $170 to $225 per person, plus tax and gratuity. An exceptional offering will the “100 Points” on March 6, 2017, where each wine served will have received a 100 point score from Wine Spectator or another respected wine rating critic. Dinner and wine pairings will be $1,500 per guest.
“Dreams of Sushi” will be the theme of September 12th’s GourMonday evening, priced at $225 plus tax and gratuity. Chef Tony Nguyen’s multi-course menu of exquisite tastes will be paired with rare sakes. A highlight will be an avocado and crab roll with crème fraiche and Ostera caviar. Other upcoming dinner themes include “Desde un Pueblo” (October 3, 2016–$170 ++); “Childhood Dreams” (April 3, 2017 $185 ++); “24 Hours: In Havana” (May 1, 2017 $185++) and “AnQi Night Market” (June 5, 2017 $170++).
Each menu allows House of An chefs to create courses expressly for the evening and not available on AnQi menus. Themes range from the eclectic culture of street fare to progressive culinary styles. “GourMonday gets its name from a play on words for the French word ‘gourmand,’ or food enthusiast,” explains House of An’s CEO Elizabeth An. “We had such a tremendous response to our first two seasons of these dinners, it was time to bring them back after a summer break.”
To join us for a future Gourmonday, kindly fill out this form or email us directly at AnQiBistro@House of An.com or contact AnQi at 714-557-5679.