Join Pioneer Works staff, artists-in-residence, and friends in our garden for happy hour. Each event spotlights a local chef or culinary organization. This month’s Happy Hour features Kopitiam.

Kopitiam’s Happy Hour menu of free small bites will be made available closer to the event.

Kopitiam is a James Beard Award Semifinalist and a Bon Appétit Hot Ten restaurant in the Lower East Side. Kopitiam, which means “coffee shop” in Hokkien, serves as a daily gathering space introducing visitors to Nyonya cuisine. Nyonya cuisine is primarily a hybrid of Chinese and Malay flavors, drawing ingredients and techniques from both cultures along with sprinklings of influences from the Portuguese, Dutch, and British. The goal of chef/co-owner Kyo Pang, a third generation Nyonya, and co-owner/operator Moonlynn Tsai is to continually carry forward Pang’s family recipes in New York City and preserve the fading tradition of cooking dishes the way her ancestors did. No additives or artificial coloring are used, instead, hues are made fresh by sourcing ingredients directly from Malaysia or nearby markets.

Community programs at Pioneer Works are made possible in part through the generous support of the Steven & Alexandra Cohen Foundation.