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Vinai: A home for Hmong food by Chef Yia Vang

A new restaurant honoring the past, present, and future of Hmong cooking.

Vinai: A home for Hmong food by Chef Yia Vang

A new restaurant honoring the past, present, and future of Hmong cooking.

$82,165
pledged of $75,000pledged of $75,000 goal
770
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6days to go

All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Sat, March 7 2020 5:59 AM UTC +00:00.

 

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    Xee Reiter Recipe Card

    Get a limited edition illustrated recipe created by local Hmong artist Xee Reiter, designed exclusively for our Kickstarter backers. Includes a bottle of Yia Vang's Tiger Bite hot sauce!

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    Summer grill out with Vinai + Brasa

    Join us for a feast at Brasa featuring a collaborative menu by chefs Yia Vang and Alex Roberts! This intimate dinner will be held on June 23rd, and hosted at Brasa Northeast’s patio space.

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    Date Night

    Dine in at Vinai for a special meal for two. Includes 2 appetizers, 2 entrees, 2 non-alcoholic drinks, and 2 desserts. Reservation must be scheduled in advance and used on a weeknight (Monday-Thursday).

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    Hot Stuff

    Get a jar of three of Vinai's special sauces: Tiger Bite, Lemongrass Scallion, and Mama Vang's.

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    Backyard party with Vinai

    Let’s celebrate with an outdoor cookout on Saturday, August 15th! We’ll serve up some of Yia’s favorite summer recipes from the grill at our soon-to-be-announced location in the Twin Cities.

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    Vinai Cutting Board

    Slice, dice, and chop your home-cooked meals on a cutting board customized with Vinai logo.

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    Livin' La Vinai Loca

    Can't decide? Get it all—a Vinai Tshirt, tote bag, three jars of Vinai hot sauce and a recipe card by Xee Reiter.

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    Limited Edition BA Craft Made Apron

    Get a limited edition chef's apron from Minneapolis' own BA Craftmade. Includes the custom "Yia" knife pocket and features Hmong textiles.

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    Preview Party

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    VIP Preview Party

    Attend Vinai's preview party as a VIP guest! Arrive early for a private cooking demonstration and sample the Vinai menu as a Kamayan Feast with Yia and his parents.

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    Family Feast

    Bring the whole family or a group of friends for the true Vinai experience! Reserve the Big Table and enjoy a massive Hmong feast with your loved ones. Limit to 6 people per feast. Includes 3 proteins, 3 veggie dishes, and one non-alcoholic drink each.

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    Private Preview

    Enjoy your own preview event without the hassle of a crowd! You and a friend can sample the full dinner menu at the restaurant before it's open to the public.

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    Private Cooking Class

    Learn the family secrets behind Yia's favorite dishes by hosting Yia at your home for a private cooking class for 5-10 people!

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    Summer Grill Out

    Celebrate the summer with an afternoon of grilling with Chef Yia Vang and his dad! Yia learned everything he knows about cooking over fire from his father—have that knowledge passed on to you while hearing Vang family stories. Attendees must come to Minneapolis to redeem this reward.

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    Kamayan Feast for 12

    Chef Yia Vang loves bringing people together through food, and nothing reflects this ethos more than a Kamayan Feast. You and 11 guests can enjoy a spread of beautiful and delicious food prepared by Yia served on banana leaves at the location of your choice.

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    Hmong Village Food Tour

    Yia will take you and a friend on a personal food tour of Hmong Village in St. Paul, showing you his secret spots for the best papaya salad, stuffed chicken wings, and more!

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    Dinner With Mama Vang

    Hear all about Yia's family history and sample the full dinner menu at Vinai while dining with Yia and his mom, Pang Vang. You might just learn what is in Mama Vang's secret fermented hot sauce recipe!

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    Vinai Recipe Development

    Want to be even more hands on bringing Vinai to life? Work one-on-one with Chef Yia Vang to develop a collaborative menu item and recipe to be served at the restaurant!

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    Backers Brunch for One

    Come to Vinai for an exclusive brunch with your fellow backers! We will set one or two dates after the restaurant opens, but before our brunch program officially begins, to host you for family style weekend brunch service. Taste Yia’s take on brunch with menu items like savory rice crepes, steamed buns, khao poon and more—Mama and Papa Vang will even be there to make it a family affair!

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    Soft Opening Meal

    Enjoy a meal for 2 before the restaurant is open to the public! Includes 2 entrees, 2 appetizers, and 2 non-alcoholic drinks. We'll contact you with booking details.

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    Backers Brunch for Two

    Come to Vinai for an exclusive brunch with your fellow backers - and bring a plus one! We will set one or two dates after the restaurant opens, but before our brunch program officially begins, to host you for family style weekend brunch service. Taste Yia’s take on brunch with menu items like savory rice crepes, steamed buns, khao poon and more—Mama and Papa Vang will even be there to make it a family affair!

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