Inviting somebody to break bread is an act of hospitality, like when a strongman breaks his door in half so you can come inside. Share a meal with this Groupon.
Choose Between Two Options
- $15 for $30 worth of modern Vietnamese dinner for two or more
- $40 for $60 worth of modern Vietnamese dinner for four or more<p>
The dinner menu includes shaking beef, which features cubed filet mignon that’s cooked in a wok with onions, garlic, and black pepper before being served on a bed of fresh watercress and cherry tomatoes ($19); and Chilean sea bass in a clay pot, a traditional Vietnamese dish that’s simmered in a caramel sauce ($24).<p>
As a child, Hanna Pham watched her mother cook traditional dishes in their family's kitchen in Vietnam, measuring the aromatic spices and cooking marinated shaking beef in her wok. Though she was named one of 11 Top Female Chefs in the Bay Area by the Wave magazine in 2007, Pham first worked as a graphic designer and later as an international professional singer before opening Clay Pot, a traditional Vietnamese restaurant. After noticing the youthfulness of the area, Pham decided to transform the Clay Pot into the contemporary 19Market, adding a modern Californian twist to her Vietnamese dishes to complement the new décor of earthy tones and dark wood accents.
In the kitchen, Chef Pham draws on her roots as she prepares her signature shaking beef, which she learned from her mother, tossing cubes of filet mignon in a wok with onions, garlic, and black pepper. In the dining room, patrons sip house cocktails such as the lychee martini or glasses of wine from the extensive list while listening to the melodic scales of live jazz music.