There's a new global-small-plate menu at Mixx, which opened in early 2010 in one-half of the short-lived Maia off the Blue Route at 789 E. Lancaster Ave. (610-527-0700).

Owners Win and Sutida Somboonsong have promoted Aniwat "Chay" Vadhanachai to executive chef. At 29, he has worked for the Somboonsongs for six years, starting at Teikoku as a line cook and including terms at Azie in Media and, upstairs from Mixx, at Azie on Main.

Among dishes: Mexican Mariscos Soup with White Fish and Cilantro; Massaman Curry; Crab Drunken Noodles. All are designed for sharing.

Mixx will mark the new menu with a launch party from 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 26.

Comp hors d'oeuvres will be served as well as comp wine, beer and cocktails. (Why is the party two weeks away? The chef got married as away on his honeymoon.)