Please join Dave Feldman and me for a special Sichuan banquet at China Village in Albany as chowhounds continue to work their way through the remarkable repetoire of the master chef. Though this will be my 25th meal here, all but one of the dishes will be new to me. Cost will be $65 per person, inclusive, plus a GoodWill contribution to Chowhound to support the site. Corkage will be complimentary, if you'd like to bring a special bottle of wine to share. You may also wish to bring your own wine glasses.
Sourcing of special ingredients and advance preparation for our dinner must begin by Tuesday. Accordingly, Tuesday noon is the deadline to request a spot at the table. Space is limited. If you would like to attend, please email me at MsWine@onebox.com to reserve a seat or spot on the waiting list.
Six cold appetizers of the chef's choice plus special condiments - Always delighted with his selection, but made one special request: light-shadow beef. For a photo and description of this dish -
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Shrimp "pasta" stir-fried with three flavors - the hand-made noodles themselves are composed of fresh shrimp meat
Flash-sauteed geoduck clams with scallions
Double-boiled herb and organic chicken soup with green spinach dumplings filled with ground pork, mushroom and shrimp
Stir-fried fresh abalone slices with oyster mushrooms - a reprise without the sea cucumber this time and adding oyster mushrooms, for a description and picture -
Eight treasures duck - a whole boneless duck filled with sticky rice and eight savories, then steamed and deep-fried to crispiness
Beef and enoki mushroom roulade with garlic spicy sauce
Chinese okra braised with golden sauce
Live Mandarin fish steamed with a blend of garlic, fresh chilis and pickled chilis
Fresh fruit platter and chef's choice of dessert