Chaat Shop chef to host pop-up dinner at Congress

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Chef Joshua Thomas of Chaat Shop.
Chef Joshua Thomas of Chaat Shop.

Chef Joshua Thomas of Chaat Shop.

Joshua Thomas, chef and owner of the Indian food truck Chaat Shop, will serve a five-course prix fixe menu at chef David Bull’s fine-dining restaurant Congress on February 24.

The menu will include Vada Pav (toasted brioche roll, crunchy potato fritter, peanut-coconut chutney, herb salad, and tamarind sauce); spiced beef and lamb puffs; and coconut shrimp curry. The dinner costs $65 ($95 with wine pairings). Reservations can be made here or by calling 512-827-2760.

The change of venue offers Thomas the chance to return to the fine-dining stage. The graduate of the Culinary Institute of America has previously worked at La Bernardin in New York City and served as sous chef at Devi, the first Indian restaurant in the U.S. to earn a Michelin star. He opened Chaat Shop in 2013.

​”​It’s a great honor to showcase the chaat concept on the big stage at Congress​, trading in paper boats for fine china,” Thomas said. “I have to say that it​’​s ​a ​really humbling opportunity to be able to offer ​guests ​this style of Indian food at a legendary restaurant like Congress. I’m very grateful to their team.​”

 

 


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