Chef Blum brings the spice, man.

Chef Blum brings the spice, man.

A very Blum Brooklyn pop-up

Chef Ben Blum is bringing his talent and love of food to Brooklyn from July 26-28, 2019 for his first pop-up restaurant in Brooklyn after years of successful pop-ups in Oakland, Chicago and San Francisco.

About the chef

Blum has cooked for two-star Michelin and top 50 restaurants in Oakland, Sydney, Somerville, Melbourne and Chicago. He was named Pastry Chefs to Watch by Boston Magazine in 2014. He is currently managing Quiote, a modern Mexican restaurant in Chicago. Having grown up in Taiwan and spent time living in Thailand, Blum’s tastes gravitate toward the spicy simplicity of Southeast Asian food carts and the balanced deserts that blend east and western tastes.

All of the cuisine will be gluten-free, and some dishes will also be vegetarian and/or dairy free. As this is a set menu, we will be unable to accommodate any other dietary restrictions.

This pop-up event will be on the roof and 5th floor of a walk-up in Flatbush, near the Church Ave 2/5 stop and walking distance from the Church Ave B/Q stop. Tickets for Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights are available now. Seating is limited.


A family-style dinner exploring traditional foods of Southeast Asia. Based around the Thai ideology of a balanced palate, we will be serving a variety of dishes ranging from sweet to salty to bitter and back.

Some will be served with rice and some are meant to eat with you hands and all accompanied by searing hot chili sauces (sauces are optional, but encouraged).

Friday, July 26, 2019
7:00 PM – 10:00 PM EDT
$65

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An intimate dinner inspired by the cuisine of Southeast Asia. We will be using Thai, Cambodian, and Malay techniques applied to locally sourced products.

The communal dinner will consist of eight dishes meant to explore the expanse of Southeast Asian food with plenty of heat for those who venture. Sharing with friends is encouraged.

Saturday, July 27, 2019
7:00 PM – 10:00 PM EDT
$80

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A variety of Southeast Asian street food will be served, with a strong focus on plastic chairs, disposable plates and way too spicy street food. As always, the level of spice is optional.

All donations will go directly to Chef Blum, with proceeds to the Baha’is of New York.

Sunday, July 28, 2019
7:00 PM – 10:00 PM EDT
Suggested amount: $30

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