Two of the city's most respected young chefs, Aaron Silverman of Rose's Luxury and Erik Bruner-Yang of Toki Underground, are teaming up April 16 for a sprawling eight-course dinner that will pay tribute to late Toki chef Thang Le, who died in 2012.

The second Bel'le Dinner will feature such dishes as rice porridge congee, whole quail and tea-scented panna cotta. Some of the proceeds from the $100-a-head dinner will benefit the nonprofit Mission Excellence. For reservations, e-mail

Toki Underground in Washington D.C. (Joseph Victor Stefanchik for The Washington Post)

The menu:

nam prik oysters

nam khao crudo

congee | quinoa | pig's tongue

"spring vegetables"
homemade sourdough and fresh cheese

pork | prawn

local fish
roasted grapes | bamboo shoots

whole quail
seven treasure sticky rice

oolong panna cotta