BEDFORD-STUYVESANT — Get a taste of summer at a new Vietnamese pop-up restaurant on DeKalb Avenue.
Viet Comfort opens for a one-day event on Aug. 20 at Simple Pleasures Cafe, serving up small plates with a mix of authentic and modern-inspired dishes, said owner and chef Isabelle Nguyen.
The pop-up eatery will serve summer rolls with pork and shrimp or grilled sausage, along with spring rolls and taro chips.
“It’s food I grew up eating, not as popular as what people may usually have, like Vietnamese sandwiches and pho,” Nguyen, 35, said referencing the noodle soup.
“They’re delicious and it would be great for everybody to experience the lesser-known dishes of Vietnam.”
Viet Comfort follows Nguygen’s previous pop-up brunches hosted in her Bedford-Stuyvesant home, which she dubbed “The Art of Pho.”
Now, after preparing at nearby culinary incubator Brooklyn FoodWorks, she hopes to host three pop-ups a month at local cafes or event spaces.
“I wanted to add diversity and variety in the neighborhood,” she said.
Plates at Viet Comfort will range between $6 and $15 and Nguyen plans on serving seasonal dishes with pho on the menu once the temperatures cool down.
“I try to execute my recipes as close to authentic as possible to provide people with a good Vietnamese dining experience,” she said.
“A lot of the flavors are going to be really reminiscent of traveling abroad to Vietnam.”
Viet Comfort will be open at Simple Pleasures Cafe at 833 DeKalb Ave., near Throop Avenue, on Aug. 20 from 5 to 10 p.m. For details of future pop-up spots, visit the Viet Comfort website.