Get Out of Your Comfort Zone at Vientiane’s Adventurous Eats Dinner

Chow down on Laotian delicacies made with insects, fertilized eggs, and more on April 29th.

Silk worm omelet at Vientiane’s Adventurous Eats dinner | Photo by SQ Productions

On any given day, Lao-Thai restaurant Vientiane Café in Cedar Park serves up items like green papaya salad, curries, and pad thai — nothing that the average metropolitan diner should find unfamiliar.

But once a year or so, chef-owner Daovy Phanthavong and her family make a point to introduce Philadelphia to traditional Lao delicacies that are less commonplace in America

The Adventurous Eats series returns at 4 p.m. on Sunday, April 29th. Take a look at our recap of last year’s event for an idea of the menu: think dishes like steamed fertilized duck eggs, river snails sauced in pureed greens, grilled chicken hearts, a silk worm omelet.

Tickets are $40 per person for the BYOB feast, not including gratuity. Reservations must be made and paid for in person in advance of the event. Note that — as if this needs to be said — the dinner is not vegetarian-friendly.

The family-style, eight-course feast always sells out early. If you’re interested in expanding your culinary horizons, reserve your spot now by calling 215-726-1095 or emailing