It was a thankfully mild Sunday in Chinatown, and Grand Central Plaza was filled with red tents under which chefs, cooks, brewers, bartenders and vendors doled out Sriracha-themed exclusives to enthusiasts of the celebrated, local Rooster sauce. Whether the food and drink were evocative of or complementary to the red jalapeno chili sauce, there was no shortage of flavor to be found on that block between Broadway and Hill.
Tomorrow marks the launch of the follow-up to The Sriracha Cookbook: The Veggie-Lover’s Sriracha Cookbook. It’s actually likely nearer and dearer to the author’s heart since Randy Clemens himself is vegan.
Whatever our diet, we can all partake in the cult that celebrates the, green cap-topped, garlic-vinegar-red jalapeño sauce that is Huy Fong Foods’ flagship, the famous “Rooster Sauce.” The launch event is free and both cookbooks will be available for purchase with Randy’s autograph – and everyone who does will receive a special edition of Sriracha sauce packaged in a limited edition bottle with “The Veggie-Lover’s Sriracha Cookbook — July 2, 2013” printed on it.
I see you dumping that Rooster Sauce in your Pho. On your rice. On your eggs. On your mangoes. Whatever and wherever.
If you ever run out of uses for or just plain love thatÂ clear-bottled,Â green-capped Vietnamese hot stuff called Sriracha, I expect to see you tonight at Blue Palms Brewhouse between 7:30 and 11:30 PM. Randy Clemens’ new cookbook release party will be OTH (off-the-hook) and featuring not only materializations of his fabulous recipes, but a Sriracha beer made by Eagle Rock Brewery!
Check the menu below:
- Kicked-Up Party Nuts
- Sriracha JalapeÃ±o Poppers
- Sriracha and Crab Rangoon Wontons
- Sriracha Baked Mac ‘n’ Cheese
- Fire Roasted Corn Chowder
- Vietnamese-style Grilled Short Ribs
- Ultimate Sriracha Burger
Josh over at Food GPS also has a great Q&A with Randy so be sure to check that out for the DL on how the love for Sriracha and the subsequent cookbook came to be.
No cover and only 21 and over, please (full bar will also be available). You can also purchase the cookbook itself at the event.
This should be a blast with a ton of spices that will tantilize the senses, so don’t miss out. See you tonight!