We are thrilled to announce James Beard Award-winning chef Sue Zemanick will be showcasing a four-course, Indonesian-inspired menu for Market Supper Club’s second dinner. Chef Zemanick fell in love with Indonesian rijsttafel while visiting friends in Amsterdam. Rijsttafel, a Dutch word, which literally translates to “rice table”, is a multicourse meal popular in Indonesian restaurants in the Netherlands. The sometimes elaborate feasts consist of a medley of side dishes featuring an array of flavors, colors, and textures.
Chef Zemanick hopes the evening will give guests a chance to try a variety of unique Indonesian flavors and techniques. Expect a menu punctuated with exciting flavors such as ginger, tamarind, chilies, kaffir lime, and herbs. The Mayhaw's Sophie Burton will offer a custom pairing menu of specialty cocktails and wine.
Grilled Pork Satay, Peanut Sambal
Cabbage and Green Bean Salad, Coconut-Kaffir Lime Leaf Dressing
Chili-Lemongrass Gulf Fish Wrapped in Banana Leaf
Indonesian Curried Eggplant
Baby Bok Choy
Fried Banana, Lime, Toasted Coconut
Don’t miss out on a truly one-off dining experience with Chef Zemanick on the eve of her much anticipated Mid-City restaurant opening, which will feature a seafood-driven menu with inspiration from all around the world. Tickets are $65 and include beverage pairings. Because of the family-style format of the dinners, we are unable to substitute specific menu items. Please notify us in advance of any food allergies. Limited seats available.
Market Supper Club partners with the chefs behind some of your favorite market stalls as well notable culinary tastemakers to create a memorable, family-style dining experience. Join us for an intimate evening showcasing a unique menu each month crafted by some of New Orleans’ most buzzworthy culinary creative forces. Bring your friends and come prepared to make new ones. We can’t wait to share our table with you.
Chef Sue Zemanick knew from the young age of 15 that she wanted to be a chef after working in fine dining restaurants all through high school in Pennsylvania. She followed her passion and enrolled at the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, New York, where she graduated at the top of her class and worked as an intern in the seafood department. Once she discovered her passion for cooking with fish and seafood, she knew she had to move to New Orleans.
Here in New Orleans, Sue found immeasurable inspiration that quickly began to influence her cooking and the flavors she loves to work with. She was named Executive Chef at Gautreau’s Restaurant in 2005, which led to national success, including being named 2013 “Best Chef, South” by the James Beard Foundation and “Top Ten Best New Chef” by Food & Wine Magazine in 2008. She was also featured in many food festivals, such as the South Beach and Charleston Food and Wine Festivals, Sun Valley Vintner’s Festival, and Chef’s Club St. Regis Aspen. She has made regular television appearances, acting as a judge on Top Chef New Orleans and participating as a contestant on seasons 3 and 5 of Top Chef Masters. But to this day, her all-time favorite distinction was serving as the 2015 Honorary Muse in New Orleans’ premier all-female Mardi Gras parade, Muses. Zasu is her thank you to New Orleans for providing non-stop love and inspiration through all these years.
On most Sundays, you can find Sue, her husband Jorin and their two daughters, Lola and Simone, dancing and eating a hot sausage poboy at a Second Line.