August 26, 2015
“Although it has been 20 years since I’ve turned 30, I have been able to appreciate how the culinary landscape has evolved... L.A. has inspired chefs to be creative beyond the traditional lens of French, Italian, Chinese, and Japanese cooking styles.
There are also tons of local farmers [now], allowing us to use the freshest ingredients available all year long. These changes have inspired me to open The District, which is an ode to my native cuisine of Vietnam. As I’ve grown older, I’ve learned to balance being both a mom and a restaurateur."