The Silk Rodeo Dinner Series Highlights Flavors of India With Chef Adam Lambay
Hammer & Hand Imports transported guests to India this Monday night with the pop-up dinner series, The Silk Rodeo. Adam Lambay, executive sous chef at St. Louis Union Station, gave diners a six-course, Indian-inspired meal with drink pairings.
Each plate came with a drink pairing created by Hiro Asian Kitchen’s Bernie Lee from local spots such as Chaumette Winery and Alpha Brewing Company.
Growing up, Lambay developed his eclectic palate from an early age with his mother being German-Irish and father from Mumbai, India. The dishes of the evening infused French elements of cooking with traditional Indian spices—including the hottest chili pepper in the world. Lambay worked at Chaumette Vineyards & Winery in St. Genevieve, Missouri, for nearly eight years before moving to Union Station in May.
Here is a closer look at the sold-out dinner.
Husband and wife owners Amy and Chris Plaisted created the dinner series in May with the hope to fuse Asian-themed dinners with their storefront filled with imported goods from the Far East.
The next pop-up dinner for The Silk Rodeo at at Hammer & Hand will be curated by chef Russ Bodner on Aug. 24. A chef with Dinner Lab, he recently moved back to the city from Birmingham, Alabama. Plaisted said Bodner is still working on the menu, but the plan is to have Asian fusion with a Southern twist, such as a dish of smoked short ribs with kimchi-braised collard greens. Keep up to date with the dinner and ticket sales at hammerandhandimports.com. 2714 Lafayette Avenue, Lafayette Square, 407.491.0421