Growing up in Thailand, Aschara loved helping out in the family kitchen. Her mother taught her how to cook at a young age, and she relished waking up early on the weekends to purchase food from the markets on her own. On those market days, she also gained a deep appreciation for the tasty food sold by street vendors, an appreciation that underlies her menus at Beau Thai.
Those menus are packed with fresh, authentic Thai dishes, including a Sunday brunch inspired by the same street foods she loved as a young girl. Meanwhile, her friends and partners Ralph and Drew—natives of North Carolina—bring their own unique perspective to the restaurant, most notably in the craft cocktails poured at the full bar. Spicy, battered Beau Thai chicken pairs perfectly with a Thai basil gimlet, while a sparkling lemongrass cocktail made with homemade limoncello makes a bowl of homey noodle soup or green curry pork feel extra special.