Aqua Grill Viglo dinner Aug. 10


Local residents will have an opportunity to participate in a Viglo dining experience this summer, when Chef Mimi Lan brings the globally influenced Vietnamese cuisine to Ponte Vedra’s Aqua Grill for a special “pop-up dinner.”

To be held Wednesday Aug. 10 at 7 p.m. at Aqua Grill, the dinner will feature a five-course Viglo menu, with Chef Mimi providing cultural and historical commentary for each dish. Working in collaboration with Chef Mimi will be Aqua Grill Executive Chef Mike Thomashunis.

The dining experience will begin with charred shishito peppers in yuzu topped with bonito flakes and an Asian pear martini with palm seed fruit. The first course will feature shrimp toast – featuring shiitake, chipotle mayo, chives, onion confit, roasted garlic and sesame oil on a French baguette crostini – followed by a second course of green papaya salad. The third course will be bean thread crab noodle, followed by a fourth course offering two tastings of Peking duck and duck lo mein. The menu will conclude with flourless chocolate and Asian pear cake in a pistachio butter crumb crust.

Reservations are now being accepted for the Viglo dinner, which is limited to 40 guests. Reservations are $75 per person plus tax and gratuity and must be paid in full at the time of reservation. While no refunds will be given, reservations are transferrable. Reservations may be made by calling (904) 285-3017.