One of the hottest pop-ups in town, Mian, is joining forces with the Pearl's Hamlet, the pork-centric restaurant by chef Cathy Whims (Nostrana, Oven & Shaker). The new creation is called Málá, and it will happen the last Sunday of every month, beginning this Sunday, March 27.
Ma means "numbing," and La means "spicy," and you can expect food from China's Sichuan region by chefs Connor Martin (Shift Drinks, Firehouse, Boke Bowl) and Dave Sigal (St. Jack, Ración, Beijing's 5th Floor) and cocktails by Hamlet's Ryan Magarian. The menu will be a la carte, and on the Málá Facebook page, Martin and Sigal write, "Our guest can expect lots of fiery hot dried chilies, balanced by numbing Sichuan peppercorns. And, because its Easter Sunday, our menu will feature a traditional Sichuan favorite, rabbit."
Málá's Easter Sunday menu also includes twice-cooked pork, with pickles and condiments; fresh tofu, with black soy, vinegar, chili oil, celery, and peanuts; and pork and chive wontons in Sichuan chili sauce. In addition to the craft cocktails shaken and stirred by Magarian, you'll find beers, wines, and sherries.
No reservations necessary. Just show up to Hamlet between 5 and 10 p.m. this Sunday.