Day: July 4, 2021

New Fresno restaurant La Kitchen serves Lao, Thai food

The first thing you need to know about the newly opened La Kitchen in southeast Fresno is how to pronounce it.

Despite the sign with the capitalized letters, this restaurant has nothing to do with Los Angeles. It’s pronounced La Kitchen, as in tra la la.

La is one of the owners’ first names.

La Keomanivong worked for Pelco for more than 20 years. She always cooked on the side, bringing egg rolls to work events and selling party trays of food.

“Everybody (told) me to open a restaurant,” she said. “I never thought about it.”

But when she got

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Celebrity Chef Maneet Chauhan launches ‘Sunday Supper’ at Harpeth Hotel

James Beard award-winning chef Maneet Chauhan has teamed up with the Harpeth Hotel in Franklin to launch a “Sunday Supper” series, featuring guest chefs who will craft curated dinners. 

She and the Harpeth Hotel’s chef Devine Walline will work alongside each other to craft a five-course dinner. Guest chefs will join them to provide their spin on the curated menus. Each course is accompanied with a wine or cocktail pairing. 

Chauhan is a regular on Food Network’s “Chopped” and moved to Nashville five years ago. She’s the owner of four popular Nashville restaurants: Chauhan Ale & Masala House, Indian street

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