INTERSECTING CLASSICAL VIETNAMESE ELEGANCE WITH FRENCH INFLUENCES
WHERE CUISINE MEETS ARTS
The kitchen's creations are heavily influenced by arts (in particular, contemporary arts and fine arts), and the dining space is made up of elegant room that is adorned with high-quality contemporary artworks. Boi Tran Garden weaves a range of narratives through the dishes, playing with ingredients, flowers and herbs from the surrounding garden. Dip a fork into the menu on any given day and you'll quickly discover that the food more than holds its own.
"Complexity, but not complicated," is how Boi Tran Garden describes the deceptively simple dishes.
Ms. Boi Tran interprets how to cook 5-Flavors Prawn in Anthony Bourdain's CNN Part Unknown
Culinary Experience in Boi Tran Garden
ANTHONY BOURDAIN'S 'PARTS UNKNOWN' CNN EPISODE 4: VIVACIOUS IN VIETNAM
"Boi Tran is a painter and something of a throwback, an anomaly, a creature from another, earlier time in the life of the onetime Imperial City". She lives in an area called Thien An Hill, in a magnificently restored compound. These traditional wooden houses were once part of the regal style, with sloped grooves to handle the rainy Hue weather. But most importantly, they feature a garden at the center which follows the eastern philosophy that all things originate from a single source, and expand in all directions. Since the loss of her beloved son, she's lived here, surrounded by her garden, and her art..."