We’re celebrating the Autumn Moon Festival this Friday with a pop-up at Virgil’s Sea Room, a new bar near Mission and Cesar Chavez.
Enjoy a moon-inspired menu in Virgil’s beautiful (and heated!) back patio, which will be lit up by our silk lanterns and the full moon.
The Autumn Moon Festival is the second most celebrated Vietnamese holiday (after the Lunar New Year). Taking place the 15th day of 8th lunar month, celebrations involve moon gazing and getting down on some grub.
Our menu features bar bites that symbolize all things round and whole (just like the moon!)
And the holiday wouldn’t be complete without mooncakes, a dense tea cake made out of sweet lotus seed paste with a salted egg yolk in the center. This yearly treat is meant to be shared with family and friends - so come partake in some mooncakes and moon gazing this Friday.
See you there.
- Valerie, Katie and Felicia
Autumn Moon Festival
Friday, September 20th
Virgil’s Sea Room / 3152 Mission Street
bar bites, cocktails, mooncakes and moon gazing
Mushroom Pho Rolls - 8
fresh rice noodle rolls filled with beech mushrooms, fried tofu, lettuce and Thai basil. served with nuoc cham chay.
Chicken Pate Chaud - 5
puff pastry filled with ground chicken, pate, and wood ear mushrooms
Mushroom Pate Chaud - 5
puff pastry filled with a mushroom and cream cheese pate
Ham Sui Gok - 8
fried mochi dumplings filled with pork and shiitake mushrooms
Bun Cha - 7
grilled pork patties with banh hoi (netted rice noodles). served with mint, shiso, cilantro, red lettuce, green papaya, and carrot daikon vegetables.
Bun Cha Chay - 7
fried tofu, chanterelles and eggplant with banh hoi (netted rice noodles). served with mint, shiso, cilantro, red lettuce, green papaya, and carrot daikon vegetables.
Banh Pia - 5
Vietnamese mooncake with flaky crust, lotus bean paste and salted duck egg