Vietnamese Cooking with Chef George Azar

George Azar

Chef George Azar is the chef/owner and founder of Flowers of Vietnam, a Vietnamese restaurant in southwest Detroit.

His path through the food industry has taken him to kitchens in world-renowned cities, across borders, and even in the jungle, with stints at Chicago’s Alinea, Bouchon Bistro in Las Vegas, Rene Redzepi’s Noma in Copenhagen including Noma’s pop up in Tulum, and The Waldorf Astoria—New Orleans. 

Azar returned home to Detroit to create a synthesis of all his experiences. In 2016 he started Flowers of Vietnam as a weekend pop-up restaurant in a former Coney Island in predominantly Hispanic Southwest Detroit, the same neighborhood where he grew up. The fully established, permanent Flowers of Vietnam opened in 2017 and quickly gained national fame in GQ Magazine and Bon Appetit as one of the top new restaurants in America. 

We are excited to welcome him to BAKE! to watch him make some of his favorite Vietnamese dishes. Don’t forget to come hungry—we’ll get to taste all three of the dishes he makes!

Demonstration menu:
  • Papaya salad—a fresh starter with green papaya, fresh vegetables, herbs, fried shallots, and a nuoc mam dressing
  • Bo Kho—a traditional, Vietnamese braised beef stew with traditional spices, vegetables, served with bread
  • Dessert—coconut + galangal crème caramel

Photo by: Joe Vaughn


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Tuesday, March 24, 2020 - 6:00pm - 8:30pm
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