The restaurant that began in an apartment keeps finding new ways to bring its food to the people. Husband-wife team Nguyen and Thi Tran of Starry Kitchen are partnering up with Domaine LA and the Mandoline Grill Vietnamese food truck for a unique food truck/wine pairing event.

On Sunday, October 24th, Domaine LA will be partnering with Luis Moya of San Francisco's Vinos Unico, giving a tasting out five wines for $15. The wines will include a rare Vinho Verde, a Basque Txakolina, a Spanish Tempranillo, and some Cavas.

While wine is poured inside, the Starry Kitchen couple will be operating the Mandoline Grill truck. “The truck basically just parks outside,” said Nguyen Tran. “[It's] kind of a dual event. The wines are pretty complementary.”

Starry Kitchen's Mandoline Grill menu is still being finalized, but it will include their famed crispy green tofu balls and double-fried sweet ginger chicken wings. They will also continue to serve Mandoline's Vietnamese nachos. So what else might make it on the menu? “Definitely doing bánh mì,” said Tran. “Don't know about tacos. I think we're gonna bring the spicy Korean black pork belly. Probably one or two other things. We don't want to make it too complicated.”

Online pre-purchase of the $15 tasting (tax included) is both available and recommended.

Domaine LA: 6801 Melrose Avenue, L.A. (323) 932-0280‎. The Starry Kitchen wine pairing takes place on Sunday, October 24th from 2 p.m. until 5 p.m.

LA Weekly