While here in the Northwest, the New Year signals the end of the holiday season and ushers in several more months of gray, in Southeast Asia, the New Year is celebrated in the spring, when the weather is at its hottest and monsoon season is on its way. People gather to splash water on each other in celebration, in a gesture that washes away the old year and ushers in the new, a splendid rebirth with a feast to match. Come celebrate with Soy Dara in class where you will learn to make laap phet (minced duck salad served with fresh herbs and vegetables); khao khua (toasted rice powder); tom phet som (tamarind duck soup); khao niew (Lao steamed sticky rice); and sang kaya mak eu (duck egg and coconut custard steamed in a kabocha squash).
Please note: some classes can be adjusted for students with dietary restrictions, but many cannot. If you’re vegetarian, pescatarian, or gluten-free, you can use the drop-down menu on our events page to view the best classes to fit your needs. If a class you’re interested in doesn’t appear in that filtered view, please email us before registering and we’ll see if the class’s menu can be modified.
While our event purchases are nonrefundable, we are generally happy to give a credit for a future event when we can fill your spot. If you need to cancel, we will reach out to the waitlist. If we get any takers, we can then issue you a credit. The chances of finding a replacement are higher with as much advance notice as possible, so please let us know as soon as possible if you need to cancel.