Behind the Green Door with Charles Phan

Mar 10, 2010

Charles Phan / Charles Phan opened the original The Slanted Door in San Francisco’s Mission district–it has since moved to a more expansive location in the Ferry Building– in 1995. While Phan drew inspiration from other Bay Area restaurants’ food philosophies, he broke new ground in giving Vietnamese food a modern, upscale setting. As a finalist for the James Beard Outstanding Chef Award, Phan is in town for a Hale ‘Aina ‘Ohana cooking demonstration on Vietnamese cuisine, followed by a demo and reception at the Halekulani on Friday.

In a phone interview with the Weekly, Phan shared his vision and why he might adjust his dishes and flavors to suit customers, but refuses to compromise on ingredient quality. >Read more