Chef Dee Buizer (Photo by Jackie Tran)

R&D Dinner with Chef Dee Buizer on May 21 (MENU)

May 8, 2024
By Matt Sterner

The R&D Dinner series is rollin’ strong and after a few successful events, we’re ready to announce the next feast: a multi-course meal with Chef Dee Buizer of the former Senae Thai Bistro.

This dinner is being held at Saffron Indian Bistro at 7607 N. Oracle Rd. from 6 – 9 p.m. on Tuesday, May 21.

If you had the opportunity to taste Chef Buizer’s food at Senae, you know this dinner isn’t to be missed. She was born in Bangkok — Thailand’s metropolis-melting pot of cuisine. She opened her first restaurant Sweet Basil in Berkely, California 30 years ago. With the help of family, she went on to open several additional restaurants in California, Maryland, and Arizona.

How to Reserve a Seat

Seating is extremely limited at this event — there are less than 10 seats left! Tickets are $65 per person with the option to add a beer pairing for an extra $35 or a cocktail pairing for $35.

These tickets are available exclusively to members of Tucson Foodie Insiders, who can make their reservations directly in the Tucson Foodie mobile app.

  • Miang Khum Roll – Thai herbal snack consists of Betel leaf filled with minced ginger, minces lime, toasted and shredded coconut, and red onions sauced with palm sugar glaze and rolled in rice paper
  • Som Thum – Thai fresh green papaya, purple carrots, and long beans tossed with crushed peanuts, garlic, and chili in lime-palm sugar dressing
  • Thom Kha Hed – coconut milk mushroom spicy-sour soup
Main Course (served family style)
  • Kao Pad Sapparos – fried rice with pineapple, curry powder, and vegetables
  • Ped Pikpao – braised breasts of duck served atop green beans “pik pao” — Thai chili puree and garlic sauce garnished with fried basil
  • Panang Bison – bison short ribs stewed in panang curry and coconut milk, served in kabucha squash bowl, garnished with tempura eggplant
  • Fresh Mango – served atop forbidden rice and seasoned with semi-sweet coconut sauce

The Tucson Foodie Insiders membership offers more than just these experiential R&D dinners.

As an Insider, you also gain exclusive access to mixer events, early invitations, discounts to Tucson’s top food and beverage extravaganzas, and other special perks. All of this is managed through the Tucson Foodie members’ app, ensuring a seamless, convenient experience.

Learn more about the Tucson Foodie Insiders.

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