BASAAL POPUP – DUTCH INDONESIAN DINNER

  • CURRY LEAF CAFE 40-42 UPPER ST JAMES'S STREET BRIGHTON BN2 1JN UNITED KINGDOM

Michelin Bib Gourmand-winning chef Bas Oonk of Restaurant Basaal in The Hague, Netherlands, is taking over Curry Leaf Cafe's Kemptown Kitchen on Sunday 28th May for an evening of 'Dutch Indonesian' cuisine as part of the Brighton & Hove Food and Drink Festival's 'Chef Exchange' series. In this, his second chef exchange event in Brighton – his previous one was at 64 Degrees – he'll be serving a five-course menu designed to celebrate the his native country's love of Indonesian food and highlight the huge impact it has had on Holland's culinary scene since the 1800s – from the ubiquitous 'satays' to the extravagant dish ‘rijsttafel’.

Diners will receive a special welcome drink on arrival featuring Dutch liquor to help wake up the palate before the five-course dinner. Restaurant Basaal is one of The Hague’s leading restaurants, presenting seasonal, regional produce in a daily changing menu. “Our ethnic cuisine is reflected by our colonial past so Indonesian food is far more common than Indian food," says Bas, whose restaurant hosted a popup dinner by Curry Leaf Cafe's Chef Kanthi Thamma in 2016. Click HERE for background info on the history of Dutch Indonesian food, and HERE for a short video about Restaurant Basaal.

TICKETS: £45 EACH
DATE: 28TH MAY, 7PM
VENUE: KEMPTOWN KITCHEN
40-42 UPPER ST JAMES'S STREET
BRIGHTON BN2 1JN