To celebrate the opening of their latest bar and event space Jettison (1878 Sylvan Ave, located at the new and exciting Sylvan | Thirty mixed-use development), Houndstooth Coffee will host a series of intimate PopUp Suppers featuring renowned chefs across the Dallas Metroplex serving up dishes from their favorite cuisines from around the world. Their inaugural event will take place from 6:45 to 8:30 p.m. on Monday, September 19, with Thai favorites from Chef Mateo Roberson (Instagram: @mateoroberson) and will benefit Against The Grain! We are so grateful to Chef Roberson for selecting our organization as the beneficiary for PopUp Suppers’ kickoff dinner. Space is limited, so reserve your spot today.
Chef Roberson’s seafood-focused menu, in collaboration with TJ’s Seafood Market and Grill (voted “Best Seafood Market” by D Magazine and “Best Fish Market” six years in a row by Dallas Observer), will tell a story and explore the use of seafood through the regions of Thailand. His intention is to bring these traditional recipes into the future and honor those that created them. Hiep Thai Market, who has five locations across the Dallas-Ft. Worth area, is also generously donating the fresh produce for the supper.
Chef Roberson’s passion for Thai food and the food of Southeast Asia led him to live and work in Bangkok some years ago. While there, he trained under Chefs Dylan and Bo of Bo.lan and also cooked alongside Chef David Thomson at Nahm. His past experience also includes time with Michelin 3-Star Chef Sergio Herman in Antwerp, the Arzaks, Jose Andres and Dominique Crenn.
Chef Roberson is very passionate about donating his time and efforts to support and benefit underprivileged children in Southeast Asia after spending time in the area.
“I feel Thailand and Southeast Asia have given me so much – inspiration, a foundation for the cuisine, and blessings I carry with me today,” he says.
His experience in Thailand and Cambodia, especially, made a huge impact on him. Most of the children, he observed, could not attend school after primary as they had to work and fish to help support their families. For this reason, he is proud to give back by donating sales from his dinner to go to ATG’s supported orphanages and underprivileged children in Thailand and Cambodia.
A huge thanks to Chef Roberson for channeling his culinary talents and passion for Southeast Asia to contribute to our own efforts in the area. We hope that you will join us on September 19 to experience his culinary artistry for yourself while supporting our cause!