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$65  + Tax/Tip
Wed, 9/21
7:00 PM
Uptown

Mister Mao

5-Course Eclectic Meets Eccentric Tasting Event

Having just celebrated its first birthday in July, this Uptown tropical roadhouse restaurant from Chef/Owner Sophina Uong has been making MAJOR waves both locally and nationally, with Bon Appétit just naming it to the coveted list of the country's "50 Best New Restaurants of 2022," and Eater NOLA handing it their "Debut of the Year" Award! This is a place for fun, with whimsically-themed menu categories such as Drinking Snacks, Foods We Love to Share, and Here Comes the Chuck Wagon. Diners can enjoy creative dishes like Kashmiri Fried Chicken, Kale Pakora, Pani Puri with fiery mint water, Alabama Corn Pudding, and Backwater Duck Confit. In other words, something for everyone. A native of Cambodia, Chef Uong worked in some of the San Francisco Bay Area's most acclaimed restaurants, including Restaurant Lulu, Absinthe, and Citizen Cake, and was named Food Network's Chopped "Grill Master Napa Champion" in 2016. Eater lauds Mister Mao for its "joyful, eclectic vibe and equally eclectic menu," and we can't wait to experience it!

About the Host:

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Sophina Uong

Executive Chef/Owner

Hailing from California, Chef Sophina Uong worked for several high-end restaurants in the San Francisco Bay Area (including Michelin-recommended Citizen Cake) and was an alum of James Beard Foundation Award-winner Andrew Zinnern before moving to New Orleans. She and her husband opened Mister Mao in July 2021.


The Lineup


All courses will be individually plated.

  1. Curry Leaf Potato Chaat

    with spinach, cilantro yogurt, tamarind chutney, crispy rice, and chickpea bits

  2. Gulf Tuna Crudo

    with asian pear, vietnamese herbs, fish sauce, and heirloom tomato + hot ass chili sauce vierge

  3. Louisiana Gulf Shrimp

    with butterbean, crispy garlic, smoked shrimp head, and corn milk

  4. Three Cup Pork Belly

    with palm sugar, star anise, oyster sauce, basil and delta rice grits

  5. Classic Cuban Flan

    with ginger pineapple confit

Restaurant Covid 19 Policy


At this event, we will not be able to accommodate requests for separate tables, as only communal seating is available. However, all food will be served individually-plated rather than family-style. As per local guidelines, as well as the restaurant's own policy, attendees will not be required to present proof of vaccination for entry.

Mister Mao

4501 Tchoupitoulas St

New Orleans, LA 70115

Event FAQs


Do I have to bring printed tickets to the event?
No tickets are needed.
What does the ticket price cover?
The ticket price covers the full cost of the meal.
Do guests need to be of a certain age to attend this event?
Yes. All attendees must be 21+ to gain entry.
What must I bring to the event?
Please make sure to bring a government-issued photo ID. Additionally, if you plan on purchasing beverages during the event, make sure to bring cash.
Does this restaurant allow BYOB?
No. This restaurant is a non-BYO establishment. Outside alcohol will not be permitted at this event.
What is the event ticket cancellation/refund policy?
Tickets to our events are non-refundable. However, for emergency requests, we may allow members to transfer their tickets to friends, provided the guest ticket surcharge of $25 is paid when transferring a member ticket to a non-member. All ticket transfer requests (as well as the guest ticket surcharge) must be sent to us prior to the event. Any guests who have not paid the guest ticket surcharge will not be allowed entry.
What COVID safety precautions will be taken at this event?
At this event, we will be accommodating all requests for separate tables rather than communal seating. Additionally, all food will be served individually-plated rather than family-style. As per local guidelines, as well as the restaurant’s own policy, attendees will not be required to present proof of vaccination for entry.
What dietary restrictions/food allergies can be accommodated at this event?
At this event, we will only be offering vegetarian, gluten-free, and nut-free substitutions. Please make sure to Update Your Dietary Restrictions within your Account Info before or after you purchase tickets, or email us at [email protected] after you purchase tickets to let us know what your allergies/restrictions are.
Can I bring guests who are not members to this event?
Yep! Members are able to purchase up to 3 guest tickets to this event (based on availability). However, guest tickets are $20 more than member tickets ($85 + tax/tip), and guests will not be allowed entry to the event unless they're accompanied by a member.

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